Bestival has been named the Best Major Festival of 2012 at the annual UK Festival Awards, which took place in London on 3 December 2012.
The Isle Of Wight event was named Best Medium Festival in 2005 and has since gone on to win awards at nearly every year since. Bestival won the Medium Festival award again in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. It won Best Major Festival in 2012, was voted Fans' Favourite Festival in 2011 and now secures its place as one of the greatest events of the year by winning the Best Major Festival event for 2012.
Welsh event Festival No.6 was named Best New Festival at the London ceremony on Monday night - and the organiser of the Portmeirion show, Gareth Cooper, was named Promoter Of The Year.
New Order scooped the highly coveted Headline Performance Of The Year award for their slot at Festival No.6. They also headlined Bestival in 2012.
New Order collecting their award at the award ceremony in London, 3 December 2012
Meanwhile, Jake Bugg won Best Breakthrough Act ahead of Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J while Django Django's 'Default' was crowned Anthem Of The Year.
Download Festival won Best Line-Up for their 2012 event which included performances from The Prodigy, Chase & Status, Slash, Cancer Bats, Metallica, You Me At Six, Biffy Clyro and Tenacious D.
The full list of winners is as follows.
Best Major Festival - Bestival
Best Medium-Sized Festival sponsored by Eventbrite - Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Best Small Festival sponsored by Jeremiah Weed - Y Not Festival
Best New Festival sponsored by Access All Areas - Festival No.6
Best Dance Event sponsored by Peppermint Bars - GlobalGathering
Best Metropolitan Festival - Camden Crawl
Best Line-Up - Download
Best Family Festival - Latitude
The Grass Roots Festival Award - Green Man
Best Toilets sponsored by XL Video - Lodestar
Best Overseas Festival - Benicassim (Spain)
Agency Of The Year sponsored by IQ - William Morris
Promoter Of The Year sponsored by Robertson Taylor - Gareth Cooper (Festival No. 6, Beach Break, Lollibop)
Headline Performance Of The Year - New Order at Festival No. 6
Best Breakthrough Act sponsored by Jagermeister - Jake Bugg
Anthem Of The Summer - Django Django 'Default'
The Extra-Festival Activity Award - Live From Jodrell Bank
Concession Of The Year - Paelleria
Lifetime Achievement Award - John Probyn
The Greener Festival Award - Croissant Neuf Summer Party
Best Brand Activation sponsored by CGA - Southern Comfort Juke Joint
Photos: the best ever costumes from Bestival