Reading Festival has been named the 'Best Festival in the UK' at the prestigious NME Awards.

Having run since 1953, the music magazine's award night has been dubbed 'the mot raucous night in music.'

With more than 50 catergories, ranging from 'Villian of the Year' to 'Best New Act from Australia', the awards are one of the most wide ranging around.

Big winners on the night included Sam Fender, who won 'Best Album by a UK Artist' and Last Night in Soho winning 'Best Film'.

Alongside Reading and Leeds in the 'Best Festival in the UK' catergory were All Points East, Green Man, TRNSMT and Wireless.

Reading's biggest weekend on the calender won the award this year, taking the title off of 2020 winners Glastonbury.

They were also nominated for 'Best Festival in the World', but lost out to Las Vegas festival 'Life is Beautiful.'


See below for a full list of winners:

Godlike Genius: FKA twigs

Innovation Award: Halsey

Icon Award: Neneh Cherry

NME Radar Award: Griff

Songwriter Award: Jack Antonoff

Music Moment Of The Year: Liam Gallagher's Free Concert for NHS Workers

Best Album In The World:¬†Sam Fender ‚Äď 'Seventeen Going Under'

Best Song In The World:¬†¬†Lorde ‚Äď 'Solar Power'

Best Band In The World: Fontaines D.C.

Best Solo Act In The World: Burna Boy

Best New Act In The World Supported By CanO Water: Olivia Rodrigo 

Best Live Act Supported By Grolsch: Rina Sawayama

Best Festival In The World: Life Is Beautiful

Best Small Festival: Wide Awake

Best Festival Headliner: Wolf Alice 

Best Producer Supported By BandLab: Nia Archives 

Best Mixtape:¬†Holly Humberstone ‚Äď 'The Walls Are Way Too Thin'¬†

Best Collaboration:¬†Griff x Sigrid ‚Äď 'Head On Fire'¬†

Best Reissue:¬†Taylor Swift ‚Äď 'Red (Taylor's Version)'¬†

Best Music Video:¬†Foals ‚Äď 'Wake Me Up'

Best Film: Last Night In Soho 

Best TV Series Supported By 19 Crimes: Feel Good

Best Film Actor: Alana Haim


Best TV Actor: Aisling Bea

Best Music Film: The Sparks Brothers 

Best Music Book:¬†Bobby Gillespie ‚Äď Tenement Kid

Best Podcast: Table Manners 

Game Of The Year: Metroid Dread 

Indie Game Of The Year: Unpacking

Best Ongoing Game: Final Fantasy XIV 

Best Audio In A Video Game: Forza Horizon 5

Best Game Development Studio: Double Fine 

Hero Of The Year: Tomorrow X Together

Villain Of The Year: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Reading Chronicle:

Above: Jacob Rees-Mogg (credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Best Album By A UK Artist:¬†Sam Fender ‚Äď 'Seventeen Going Under'

Best Song By A UK Artist:¬†Chvrches ‚Äď 'How Not To Drown'¬†

Best Band From The UK Supported By Pizza Express: Bring Me The Horizon

Best Solo Act From The UK: Little Simz

Best New Act From The UK Supported By Music Venue Trust: Berwyn

Best Festival In The UK Supported By White Claw: Reading & Leeds

Best Album By An Asian Artist:¬†Subsonic Eye ‚Äď 'Nature Of Things'

Best Song By An Asian Artist:¬†Warren Hue ‚Äď 'Omomo Punk'¬†

Best Band From Asia: Ben&Ben 

Best Solo Act From Asia: Pyra

Best New Act From Asia: Shye 

Best Album By An Australian Artist:¬†Genesis Owusu ‚Äď 'Smiling With No Teeth'

Best Song By An Australian Artist:¬†The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber ‚Äď 'Stay'¬†

Best Band From Australia: Amyl & The Sniffers

Best Solo Act From Australia: Tkay Maidza


Best New Act From Australia: King Stingray