Festival Awards Europe

Festival Awards Europe

Festival Awards EuropePublic voting runs from Friday 5th to Wednesday 7th November to decide the winners of categories such as Best Major, Medium-Sized and Small European Festival; Best New Festival; Best European Line-Up; Best Headliner and Anthem of the Summer.  The top 10 shortlists will be revealed on Monday 5th November. Other more specialised categories will be decided by an industry jury consisting of prominent booking agents, journalists and other seasoned experts. 

Established in 2009, in co-operation between Festival Awards Ltd,, Yourope (the European Festival Association) and Eurosonic Noorderslag, Festival Awards Europe is the only event solely dedicated to recognising the contributions and achievements of the event organisers and performing artists that generate billions of Euros for local economies and brighten up the summer for tens of millions of festival-goers each year. Decided by a combination of public vote and industry juries, the awards are presented at a sold out ceremony taking place at Groningen’s De Oosterport in The Netherlands. Last year saw a record breaking edition with over 350,000 festival-goers casting votes and more than 200 festivals taking part. http:// eu.festivalawards.com

More than 250 European Festivals representing 33 countries have applied to take part in this year’s awards.

Voting takes place at: http://eu.festivalawards.com/vote

Ticket Information:

Platinum tickets, giving a table seat at the European Festival Awards are €85.00, available now from www.festivalawards.com/tickets

Platinum ticket holders receive: 
-Table seat for Festival Awards show at Oosterport Congress Centre – Grote Zaal
-Three-course gourmet meal with wine, beer and soft drinks at Kleine Zaal
-Entry to after-show party
-Copy of the European Festival Report

Show-only tickets are also available for €30 which include:
-Gallery seat for Festival Awards show at Oosterport Congress Centre – Grote Zaal
-Entry to after-show party
-Copy of the European Festival Report

Last year’s winners:
Best Major European Festival – Sziget Festival (Hungary)
Best Medium-Sized European Festival – Off Festival (Poland)
Best Small European Festival – Haldern Pop (Germany)
Best New European Festival – Extrema Outdoor (Belgium)
Best Indoor Festival – I Love Techno (Belgium)
Best European Festival Line-Up – Rock Werchter (Belgium)
YOUROPE Green ‘N’ Clean Festival Of The Year – Melt! (Germany)
Artist’s Favourite European Festival – Southside / Hurricane (Germany)
Best Newcomer association with Eurosonic Noorderslag – James Blake
Best Headliner – Coldplay
Festival Anthem of the Year –  Coldplay ‘Viva La Vida’
Virtual Festivals Europe presents Promoter Of The Year – FKP Scorpio (Germany)
YOUROPE Lifetime Achievement Award – Michael Eavis, Glastonbury (UK)

On receiving his lifetime achievement award Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis said: “42 years ago I started something on my farm towards the end of the flower power era in the 60’s and we had less than a thousand people and now we have 150,000 people registered to buy a ticket for 2013.  Thank you very much to everyone and thanks to all the people who have been involved in our show and thanks to all the people who buy tickets every year. I hope there are a few more years to go yet, another 10 years maybe.”

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