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Awards success for Heineken Open’er, Electric Picnic festivals

The Festival Awards Europe took place last week at Groningen’s Stadsschouwburg in The Netherlands during the 25th anniversary edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag.

The Festival Awards Europe took place last week at Groningen’s Stadsschouwburg in The Netherlands during the 25th anniversary edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag.

More than 350,000 votes fed into the categories determined by the general public. The results in these categories were as follows:
Best Major European Festival: Heineken Open’er Festival, Poland
Best Medium-Sized European Festival: Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival, Ireland
Best Small European Festival: 5 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
Best Headliner: Muse
Festival Anthem of the Year: Muse, Uprising

Four other categories were decided by an industry jury of journalists, booking agents, managers, artists and promoters:
YOUROPE Green ‘N’ Clean Festival Of The Year: Boom Festival, Portugal
Artist’s Favourite European Festival: Melt!, Germany
Virtual Festivals Europe presents Promoter Of The Year: Kilimanjaro/K2
Yourope Lifetime Achievement Award: Leif Skov, one of the pioneers of Denmark’s Roskilde Festival

James Drury, MD of event organiser Festival Awards Ltd, commented: “With over 350,000 votes and a 37% increase in the number of events our second edition demonstrated the breadth and strength of feeling among fans and festivals across the continent. This was a great celebration of the world leading festival scene.”

Image Credit: Hervé All

http://eu.festivalawards.com/

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