Beyonce Knowles - Beyonce Battling U2 For UK Festival Awards Crown

Beyonce, U2, Foo Fighters and Muse are battling it out to be named Headliner of the Year at the UK Festival Awards.

All acts who headlined festivals in the UK in 2011 are in the running for the awards - including Linkin Park, Pulp The Eagles and Prince - and the public have now been urged to vote for their favourite.

Pulp reformed for a run of festival shows across Europe this summer, including the Isle Of Wight Festival, Wireless, T in the Park, Reading and Leeds in the UK, and said they were spurred to reunite for their first shows since 2002 by the death of a friend who was close to the band.

Singer Jarvis Cocker said: "I think [the death] had a lot to do with it. You suddenly realise you can't take things for granted."

Guitarist Mark Webber added: "I always thought we'd do something together again eventually, but when he died, I realised we should maybe grasp that opportunity."

Other categories in the awards include Best Breakthrough Artist, which has a shortlist including

Katy B, Wretch 32, The Vaccines, Viva Brother, Ed Sheeran and Anna Calvi, among others.

The Anthem of the Summer category has Jessie J's `Price Tag', Chase and Status' `Blind Faith', Pulp's `Common People', Foos Fighters' 'Rope', Foster The People's 'Pumped Up Kicks' and Friendly Fires 'Hawaiian Air', among other tracks.

Other categories at the awards include Best Overseas Festival, Best New Festival, Best Toilets, Best Family Festival and Best Line Up.

Winners will be announced at the UK Festival Awards ceremony which will take place at London's Roundhouse venue on Tuesday, 15 November.

Public voting for the awards is open now, and fans can see shortlists and cast their vote online.


Tags: Beyonce Knowles - Anna Calvi - Chase and Status - Ed Sheeran - Foo Fighters - Foster The People - Friendly Fires - Jarvis Cocker - Jessie J - Katy B - Linkin Park - Mark Webber - Muse - Pulp - The Anthem - The Eagles - The Vaccines - U2 - Wretch 32 - Isle of Wight Festival - T In The Park


More Beyonce Knowles

Musicians, Celebrities And World Leaders Unite To Fight Poverty At Global Citizen Festival

So there’s SXSW for the hipsters, Coachella for the fashionable crowd… and then there’s the Global Citizen music festival, which has a different vibe altogether....

HBO's "On The Run" Special Has Us Teary-Eyed And Loving Everything About The Carter Family

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run special on HBO was everything we wanted it to be and more. The...

Jay-Z Hints Beyonce Is Pregnant With Their Second Child?

Jay-Z set the rumour mill working overtime when he appeared to slightly alter the lyrics to 'Beach is Better' whilst performing in Paris on Friday...

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Team Up For Flawless Performance In Paris

Beyonce gave fans at her Paris concert an extra special treat on Friday night when rapper Nicki Minaj joined her on stage for a...


Beyonce Shares Backstage Video From MTV VMAs Featuring An Appearance From Blue Ivy

Beyonce has treated fans to a special look at just what went into making her MTV VMAs performance so spectacular by sharing a backstage video....

So, How Did the Queen of Pop Spend Her Birthday?

When you're Beyonce, a Tesco's Finest cake and bottle of Cava just won't cut it when it comes to birthday celebrations. It has to be...

Demi Lovato Swings And Misses With Body Positive Comment (But She's Still Really Cool)

Too often it seems like we get only examples of girl hate in media, but Demi Lovato is generally one to spread positivity and support...

Beyonce's Father, Matthew Knowles, Claims Solange/Jay-Z Elevator Fight Was Publicity Stunt

Everyone was talking about Jay-Z and Solange's elevator fight at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala in May. And that was exactly what they...



Beyonce Knowles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Beyonce Knowles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All