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European Festival Awards dished out

By | Published on Friday 19 January 2018


With the Eurosonic Noorderslag showcase festival in full swing (despite no one seemingly able to get there yesterday, due to the windy weather), it was again time for the European Festival Awards to be handed out last night.

Exit Festival took home the Best Major Festival award for the second time, having been nominated every year since the awards launched in 2010. Exit founder Dušan Kovačević said in a statement: “It is a truly remarkable success to win the most important festival award in the world again after only four years, let alone in the most important category, among the greatest European and world festivals with budgets ten times greater than ours”.

Here’s a list of all the winners:

Best Major Festival: Exit Festival
Best Medium-Sized Festival: Down The Rabbit Hole
Best Small Festival: Ment Ljubljana
Best New Festival: Wacken Winter Nights
Best Indoor Festival: Ment Ljubljana

Line-up Of The Year: Sziget Festival
The Brand Activation Award: The Miele Powerwash at Lowlands Festival
The Green Operations Award: Pohoda Festival
The Health And Safety Innovation Award: Paléo Festival Nyon & Roskilde Festival
The Take A Stand Award: Roskilde Festival

Newcomer Of The Year: Rag N Bone Man
Agent Of The Year: Alex Bruford (ATC Live)
Promoter Of The Year: Goodlive

The Award For Excellence & Passion: Fruzsina Szép
The Lifetime Achievement Award: Daniel Rossellat