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The finalists of the European Festival Awards unveiled

The finalists of the 2013 European Festival Awards have been announced, after the event garnered more than 620,000 votes from fans across the world and industry experts. 

The winners will be revealed at a gala show on 15 January 2014 at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, The Netherlands, marking the opening Eurosonic Noorderslag. The awards will feature over 360 festivals from 34 different countries.

This year the winners were decided by a combination of public votes and the European Festival Awards jury; made up of journalists, booking agents, and festival organisers. The jury votes made up 25 per cent of the final outcome of the public voted categories.

James Drury, MD of the awards organiser, Festival Awards, said: “This has been a record-breaking year for the European Festival Awards and the hardest-fought competition we’ve had.”

“There have been so many wonderful festivals involved from across Europe and it’s testament to the passion of the festival-goers that there has been such a level of engagement. I can’t wait to reveal the winners at the awards ceremony.”

The finalists are:

YES Group H&S Innovation Award, in association with the YES Group and ICM&SS

Opener Festival (Poland) – Commended for good practice at the festival in relation to safety.

Paleo Festival (Switzerland) – For their year on year development of innovative activities to support health and safety onsite, including the electronic tracking of security and changes made to parts of the festival to make it safer relating to ingress and staging.

Wacken Festival (Germany) – Commended for bringing in outside agencies to audit all of their health and safety activities.

Best New Festival

B.my.Lake (Hungary)
Burning Eagle Festival (Germany)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
Groove Music Festival (Ireland)
Last Summer Dance (Luxembourg)
Metal Hammer Festival (Germany)
Snowboxx (Andorra)
Solar Ibiza (Spain)
WeitjeRock (Netherlands)
Your’in (Belgium) 

Festival Anthem of the Year

Bastille – Pompeii
Blur – Song 2
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Die Toten Hosen – Tage wie dieser
Disclosure – White Noise
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The National – Demons

Best Indoor Festival

Blues in Hell (Norway)
Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 (Ireland)
Doomsday Festival (Belgium)
Eurosonic Noorderslag (Netherlands)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
I Love Techno (Belgium)
MAYDAY (Germany)
Metal Hammer Festival (Germany)
Rolling Stone Weekender (Germany)
Waves Vienna (Austria)

The Green Operations Award, in association with the GO Group

Bestival (UK) Fusion (Germany)
Rock For People (Czech Republic)
Shambala festival (UK)
Tollwood Festival (Germany)
Way Out West (Sweden)

Best European Festival Line-Up

Berlin Festival (Germany)
Glastonbury (UK)
Hurricane / Southside (Germany)
Latitude (UK) Positivus (Latvia)
Primavera Sound (Spain)
Rock am Ring/Rock im Park (Germany)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Roskilde (Denmark)
Sziget (Hungary)

Newcomer of the Year, in association with Eurosonic Noorderslag

Bastille
C2C
Chvrches
Disclosure
HAIM
Imagine Dragons
Jake Bugg
Metz
Skip & Die
Woodkid

Artist’s Favourite European Festival

Glastonbury (UK)
Lowlands (Netherlands)
Paleo Festival (Switzerland)
Park Live Moscow (Russia)
Primavera (Spain)
Pukkelpop (Belgium)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Roskilde (Denmark)
Sziget (Hungary)
Woodstock (Poland)

Headliner of the Year
Arctic Monkeys
Atoms for Peace
Björk Blur
DieToten Hosen
Editors
Nick & The Bad Seeds
Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
The xx

Promoter Of The Year

Alter Art (Poland)
FKP Scorpio (Germany)
Live Nation Europe
Primavera Sound (Spain)
Marek Lieberberg Konzertagenteur (Germany) 

Best Small Festival, in association with IVS

8 Tauron Festiwal Nowa Muzyka (Poland)
Blues in Hell (Norway)
Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 (Ireland)
Dimensions Festival (Croatia)
Feest in het Park (Belgium)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
FUSION Festival (Romania)
Indiependence (Ireland)
Mini-Rock-Festival (Germany)
The Garden Festival (Croatia)

Best Medium-Sized Festival, in association with Eventbrite

Balaton Sound (Hungary)
Berlin Festival (Germany)
Deichbrand Festival (Germany)
Electric Castle Festival (Romania)
I Love Techno (Belgium)
Kubana (Russia)
Lokerse Feesten festival (Belgium)
Melt! Festival (Germany)
Positivus Festival (Latvia)
VOLT Festival (Hungary)

Best Major Festival

Dour Festival (Belgium)
EXIT Festival (Serbia)
Hurricane/Southside (Germany)
Open’er Festival (Poland)
Pukkelpop (Blegium)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Sziget (Hungary)
Tomorrowland (Belgium)
Wacken Open Air (Germany)
Woodstock Festival (Poland)

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Posted on: 09/12/13 

 

The finalists of the European Festival Awards unveiled

The finalists of the 2013 European Festival Awards have been announced, after the event garnered more than 620,000 votes from fans across the world and industry experts. 

The winners will be revealed at a gala show on 15 January 2014 at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, The Netherlands, marking the opening Eurosonic Noorderslag. The awards will feature over 360 festivals from 34 different countries.

This year the winners were decided by a combination of public votes and the European Festival Awards jury; made up of journalists, booking agents, and festival organisers. The jury votes made up 25 per cent of the final outcome of the public voted categories.

James Drury, MD of the awards organiser, Festival Awards, said: “This has been a record-breaking year for the European Festival Awards and the hardest-fought competition we’ve had.”

“There have been so many wonderful festivals involved from across Europe and it’s testament to the passion of the festival-goers that there has been such a level of engagement. I can’t wait to reveal the winners at the awards ceremony.”

The finalists are:

YES Group H&S Innovation Award, in association with the YES Group and ICM&SS

Opener Festival (Poland) – Commended for good practice at the festival in relation to safety.

Paleo Festival (Switzerland) – For their year on year development of innovative activities to support health and safety onsite, including the electronic tracking of security and changes made to parts of the festival to make it safer relating to ingress and staging.

Wacken Festival (Germany) – Commended for bringing in outside agencies to audit all of their health and safety activities.

Best New Festival

B.my.Lake (Hungary)
Burning Eagle Festival (Germany)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
Groove Music Festival (Ireland)
Last Summer Dance (Luxembourg)
Metal Hammer Festival (Germany)
Snowboxx (Andorra)
Solar Ibiza (Spain)
WeitjeRock (Netherlands)
Your’in (Belgium) 

Festival Anthem of the Year

Bastille – Pompeii
Blur – Song 2
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Die Toten Hosen – Tage wie dieser
Disclosure – White Noise
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The National – Demons

Best Indoor Festival

Blues in Hell (Norway)
Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 (Ireland)
Doomsday Festival (Belgium)
Eurosonic Noorderslag (Netherlands)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
I Love Techno (Belgium)
MAYDAY (Germany)
Metal Hammer Festival (Germany)
Rolling Stone Weekender (Germany)
Waves Vienna (Austria)

The Green Operations Award, in association with the GO Group

Bestival (UK) Fusion (Germany)
Rock For People (Czech Republic)
Shambala festival (UK)
Tollwood Festival (Germany)
Way Out West (Sweden)

Best European Festival Line-Up

Berlin Festival (Germany)
Glastonbury (UK)
Hurricane / Southside (Germany)
Latitude (UK) Positivus (Latvia)
Primavera Sound (Spain)
Rock am Ring/Rock im Park (Germany)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Roskilde (Denmark)
Sziget (Hungary)

Newcomer of the Year, in association with Eurosonic Noorderslag

Bastille
C2C
Chvrches
Disclosure
HAIM
Imagine Dragons
Jake Bugg
Metz
Skip & Die
Woodkid

Artist’s Favourite European Festival

Glastonbury (UK)
Lowlands (Netherlands)
Paleo Festival (Switzerland)
Park Live Moscow (Russia)
Primavera (Spain)
Pukkelpop (Belgium)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Roskilde (Denmark)
Sziget (Hungary)
Woodstock (Poland)

Headliner of the Year
Arctic Monkeys
Atoms for Peace
Björk Blur
DieToten Hosen
Editors
Nick & The Bad Seeds
Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
The xx

Promoter Of The Year

Alter Art (Poland)
FKP Scorpio (Germany)
Live Nation Europe
Primavera Sound (Spain)
Marek Lieberberg Konzertagenteur (Germany) 

Best Small Festival, in association with IVS

8 Tauron Festiwal Nowa Muzyka (Poland)
Blues in Hell (Norway)
Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 (Ireland)
Dimensions Festival (Croatia)
Feest in het Park (Belgium)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
FUSION Festival (Romania)
Indiependence (Ireland)
Mini-Rock-Festival (Germany)
The Garden Festival (Croatia)

Best Medium-Sized Festival, in association with Eventbrite

Balaton Sound (Hungary)
Berlin Festival (Germany)
Deichbrand Festival (Germany)
Electric Castle Festival (Romania)
I Love Techno (Belgium)
Kubana (Russia)
Lokerse Feesten festival (Belgium)
Melt! Festival (Germany)
Positivus Festival (Latvia)
VOLT Festival (Hungary)

Best Major Festival

Dour Festival (Belgium)
EXIT Festival (Serbia)
Hurricane/Southside (Germany)
Open’er Festival (Poland)
Pukkelpop (Blegium)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Sziget (Hungary)
Tomorrowland (Belgium)
Wacken Open Air (Germany)
Woodstock Festival (Poland)

Got a story for Access All Areas? Email jdavis@mashmedia.net 

 

Posted on: 09/12/13