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Electric Picnic wins big at festival awards
Eight gongs for the Stradbally spectacular...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 02 Feb 2012
The online votes – 19,000 of them! - have been counted and the gongs handed out in the 2011 Festival Awards.
The results make particularly good reading for the Electric Picnic who are the victors in no fewer than eight categories.
Best Large Festival: Electric Picnic
Best Medium Festival: Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival
Best Small Festival: Body & Soul
Greenest Festival: Electric Picnic
Best One Day Festival: Arthur’s Day
Best New Festival: Forbidden Fruit
Best Dance Festival: Life
Best Traditional Festival: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Best Value: Arthur’s Day
Best Street Spirit: Galway Arts Festival
Best Headline Act: The Chemical Brothers
Best Rock Act: Muse
Best Dance Act: Underworld
Best Alternative Act: Rubberbandits
Best Irish Act: And So I Watch You From Afar
Best Lineup: Electric Picnic
Family Festival Award: Electric Picnic
Social Responsibility Award: Electric Picnic
Best Service: Electric Picnic
Best Toilets: Electric Picnic
The awards are staged by Cherrycool Promotions, the people behind Castlepalooza who exclude themselves in the interest of fairness.