UK FESTIVAL AWARDS 2004 WINNERS


Best Major Festival
Glastonbury

Most Innovative Festival
Glastonbury

Best Facilities And Organisation
T in the Park

Best Dance Festival
Creamfields

Best Small Festival
The Big Chill

Best New Festival
Get Loaded in the Park

Best One Day Festival
Party in the Park

Best Themed Festival
Download

Most Memorable Moment
50 Cent getting bottled off stage at Reading

Best Live Act
Muse

Best Live Newcomer
Keane

Anthem Of The Summer
Franz Ferdinand – ‘Take Me Out’

Outstanding Contribution to Festivals
John Peel OBE

Michael Eavis said of John Peel’s posthumous award: “John didn’t really like festivals that much. He certainly wasn’t a festival lover. He always turned up of course, bless him, but he was never too into the mud thing and living in a field. But what he did for festivals was set the agenda. I’ll never forget hearing The Smiths for the first time on his show. We booked them for Glastonbury in 1984 and it transformed the festival. Suddenly we were hip and trendy and all of a sudden went from being a bunch of hippies, making things and smoking dope, to an incredible music event. John was a huge part in that. He made the difference and had a huge influence on what bands were booked. He basically helped make our lives a lot easier and had a key part in making the UK the most fashionable and musically rich country in the world. He was definitely more of a studio man though!”