European Festivals Awards

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Ben l'Oncle Soul at the European Festival Awards 2010 - by André van der Veen

The European Festival Awards were initiated in 2010 by the European festival association Yourope and the festival website Virtual Festivals Europe.[1] The awards are presented annually in January of the following year at the European music conference and showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, The Netherlands.[2] The European Festival Awards are aimed at European Festivals and their organizations, who make an important contribution to society. There are awards in 13 categories such as “Best big European festival” and “Best European festival line-up”.[3]

Winners of the European Festival Awards[edit]

2017[edit]

Category Winner Country
Best Major Festival Exit Festival Serbia
Best Medium-Sized Festival Down the Rabbit Hole The Netherlands
Best Small Festival MENT Ljubljana Slovenia
Best New Festival Wacken Winter Nights Germany
Best Indoor Festival MENT Ljubljana Slovenia
Best Line-Up Sziget Festival Hungary
Newcomer of the Year Rag'n'Bone Man United Kingdom
Green Operations Award Pohoda Slovakia
Promoter of the Year Goodlive Germany
Lifetime Achievement Award Daniel Rossellat Switzerland
Excellence And Passion Award Fruzsina Szép Hungary
Agent of the Year Alex Bruford (ATC Live) United Kingdom
The Brand Activation Award The Miele Powerwash at Lowlands The Netherlands
The Health and Safety Innovation Award Paléo Festival Nyon & Roskilde Festival Switzerland & Denmark
The Take a Stand Award Roskilde Festival Denmark

2016[edit]

Category Winner Country
Best Major Festival Rock Werchter [4]

2015[edit]

Category Winner Country
Best Major Festival Untold festival[5][6] Romania
Best Medium-Sized Festival Telekom Volt festival Hungary
Best Small Festival Happiness festival Germany
Best New Festival Lollapalooza Berlin Germany
Best Indoor Festival Les Transardentes Belgium
Best Line-Up Sziget Festival Hungary
Newcomer of the Year Hozier Ireland
Best Headliner The Prodigy United Kingdom
Festival Anthem of the Year Lean On (Major Lazer) United Kingdom
Green Operations Award Tollwood Festival Germany
Artist’s Favourite Festival Rock Werchter Belgium
Promoter of the Year Hörstmann unternehmensgruppe Germany
Lifetime Achievement Award Jean-Louis Brossard and Béatrice Macé France
Excellence And Passion Award Chris Kemp United Kingdom
Emma Banks (CAA)|United Kingdom
Das Fest|Germany

2014[edit]

Category Winner Country
Best Major Festival Sziget Festival Hungary
Best Medium-Sized European Festival Sea Dance Festival Montenegro
Best Small European Festival Festival Tauron Nowa Muzyka Poland
Best New Festival Down The Rabbit Hole The Netherlands
Best Indoor Festival I Love Techno Belgium
Best European Festival Line-Up Glastonbury Festival United Kingdom
Newcomer of the Year Stromae Belgium
Headliner of the Year Arctic Monkeys United Kingdom
Festival Anthem of the Year ‘R U Mine’ (Arctic Monkeys) United Kingdom
Green Operations Award Roskilde Festival Denmark
The Health & Safety Innovation Award MOJO/LOC Festivals The Netherlands
Artist’s Favourite European Festival Primavera Sound Spain
Promoter of the Year Live Nation Belgium
Lifetime Achievement Award Melvin Benn United Kingdom
The Award for Excellence And Passion Rikke Øxner Denmark

2013[edit]

Category Winner Country
Best Major European Festival Exit Festival Serbia
Best Medium-Sized European Festival Melt! Germany
Best Small European Festival Fusion Festival Romania
Best New Festival B.my.Lake Hungary
Best Indoor Festival Metal Hammer Paradise Germany
Best European Festival Line-Up Berlin Festival Germany
Newcomer of the Year Imagine Dragons United States
Headliner of the Year Arctic Monkeys England
Festival Anthem of the Year Get Lucky (Daft Punk) France
The Green Operations Award In Way Out West Sweden
Artist’s Favourite European Festival Lowlands Netherlands
Promoter of the Year FKP Scorpio Germany
Lifetime Achievement Award Marek Lieberberg Germany
Innovation Award Paléo Festival Switzerland

2012[edit]

Category Winner Country
Best Major European Festival Tomorrowland Belgium
Best Medium-Sized European Festival Balaton Sound Hungary
Best Small European Festival Tauron New Music Festival Poland
Best New European Festival Electro Magnetic Germany
Best Indoor Festival Sensation Netherlands
Best European Festival Line-Up Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Germany
Best Newcomer Of Monsters and Men Iceland
Best Headliner Foo Fighters United States
Festival Anthem of the Year I Follow Rivers (Lykke Li) Sweden
Yourope Green ‘N’ Clean Festival Of The Year We Love Green France
Artist’s Favourite European Festival Roskilde Festival Denmark
Promoter Of The Year in association with Virtual Festivals Europe Pukkelpop Belgium
Yourope Lifetime Achievement Award Herman Schueremans Belgium

2011[edit]

Category Winner Country
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 Germany
Best Indoor Festival I Love Techno Belgium
Best European Festival Line-Up Rock Werchter Belgium
Best Newcomer James Blake United Kingdom
Best Headliner Coldplay United Kingdom
Festival Anthem of the Year Viva La Vida (Coldplay) United Kingdom
Yourope Green ‘N’ Clean Festival Of The Year Melt! Germany
Artist’s Favourite European Festival Southside and Hurricane Germany
Promoter Of The Year in association with Virtual Festivals Europe FKP Scorpio Germany
Yourope Lifetime Achievement Award Michael Eavis United Kingdom

2010[edit]

Category Winner Country
Best Major European Festival Open'er Festival Poland
Best Medium-Sized European Festival Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival Ireland
Best Small European Festival Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival Poland
Best New European Festival Temple House Festival Ireland
Best Indoor Festival Rolling Stone Weekender Germany
Best European Festival Line-Up Oxegen Ireland
Best Newcomer Florence and the Machine United Kingdom
Best Headliner Muse United Kingdom
Festival Anthem of the Year Uprising (Muse) United Kingdom
Yourope Green ‘N’ Clean Festival Of The Year Boom Festival Portugal
Artist’s Favourite European Festival Melt! Germany
Promoter Of The Year in association with Virtual Festivals Europe Kilimanjaro/K2
Yourope Lifetime Achievement Award Leif Skov Denmark

2009[edit]

Category Winner Country
Best Major European Festival Open'er Festival Poland
Best Medium-Sized European Festival Dour Festival Belgium
Best Small European Festival Cactusfestival Belgium
Best New European Festival Openfields Festival Belgium
Best European Festival Line-Up Rock Werchter Belgium
Best Newcomer White Lies United Kingdom
Best Headliner The Prodigy United Kingdom
Festival Anthem of the Year Viva la Vida (Coldplay) United Kingdom
Yourope Green ‘N’ Clean Festival Of The Year Øyafestivalen Norway
Artist’s Favourite European Festival Rock Werchter Belgium
Promoter Of The Year Herman Schueremans Belgium
Yourope Lifetime Achievement Award Jan Smeets Netherlands

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Festival Awards", Eurosonic-noorderslag.nl. June 18, 2009
  2. ^ "European Festival Awards", Eurosonic-noorderslag.nl. Retrieved August 24, 2011
  3. ^ "And the Winners Are", eu.festivalawards.com. Retrieved, August 24, 2011
  4. ^ {{Cite web|title = European Festival Awards 2016: Rock Werchter crowned Best Major Festival!|url = http://www.rockwerchter.be/en/news/detail/european-festival-awards-2016-rock-werchter-crowned-best-major-festival || Belgium
  5. ^ "European Festival Awards | Honouring the vision, creativity, expertise and effort that powers the UK's best music festivals". European Festival Awards. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  6. ^ "De winnaars van de European Festival Awards zijn…". 99 Festivals (in Dutch). Retrieved 2016-01-19.