/ UK FESTIVAL AWARDS 2006 WINNERS


THE SHOW

Date: 18th October, 2006
Venue: Islington Academy, London
Host: Steve Harris
Live Acts: Brakes, The Cuban Brothers, Nizlopi, Kav and John Dunn (Happy Mondays), The Levellers, Rob da Bank (DJ)

The first ever UK Festival Awards live show was introduced by co-founders Steve Jenner and Chris McCormick with the immortal words: “We do websites, you do live events, so let’s see where this goes”. Indeed. Consigned to legend somewhere between the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club and The Stone Roses at Reading 1996, this debut was a surprisingly well-received, utterly ramshackle affair with all manner of technical and organisational glitches. But the beer was free, a good time was had by all and The Levellers went on to enjoy a major live resurgence on the festival circuit as a direct result of their appearance.

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Best New Festival

End Of The Road Festival[hr]

Best Breakthrough Act

The Kooks

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Best Innovation

The Carling Cold Beer Amnesty

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Best Dance Act

The Prodigy
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Best Pop Act

Girls Aloud
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Best Family Festival

Guilfest
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Best One Day Festival

Monsters Of Rock
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Best Toilets

Larmer Tree Festival
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Party People Award For Dance Music

Lovebox
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Fan-Friendly Festival

Isle of Skye Festival
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Best Urban Act

The Streets
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Best Rock Act

Muse
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Festival Feel-Good Act

Primal Scream
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Best Grass Roots Festival

Beautiful Days
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Most Memorable Moment

Radiohead finishing their V Festival headline set with the long hibernated ‘Creep’
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Anthem Of The Summer

Arctic Monkeys “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor”
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Shelter Award for Most Socially Responsible Festival

Sunrise Summer Solstice Celebration
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Best Headline Act

Muse
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Best Small Festival

The Summer Sundae Weekender
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Best Medium-To-Large Festival

Bestival
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Best Major Festival

T in the Park
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Outstanding Contribution To Festivals

Melvin Benn (Mean Fiddler Director responsible for Reading, Leeds, Latitude and widely credited for saving Glastonbury)