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AC/DC Win Headline Performance of the Year

November 20, 2010 (3:04 am) GMT
The honor was received by AC/DC at the annual U.K. Festival Awards ceremony in London, thanks to their gig at Download Festival this summer.

's larger-than-life set at Britain's Download Festival this summer has landed the rock legends a top award. The Aussie rockers' gig was voted the Headline Performance of the Year at the annual U.K. Festival Awards ceremony in London on Thursday night, November 18.

The band pulled out all the stops when they performed at the festival in June - fireworks erupted and an enormous steam train with inflatable horns burst onto the stage as the stars opened with "Rock 'N Roll Train". Their two-hour show also saw guitarist Angus Young flash the crowd his boxer shorts and frontman Brian Johnson swing from a giant bell as they played "Hells Bells".

Other winners at the prizegiving included folk rockers , who were voted the Best Breakthrough Act, and , whose cover of "You've Got the Love" was branded the Anthem of the Summer. Scottish singer was named the Feel Good Act of the Summer, while won the Virtual Festivals Critics' Choice Award for their performance at the legendary Glastonbury Festival.

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