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European Festival Awards presented

By | Published on Thursday 14 January 2016

European Festival Awards 2015

So, it was the European Festival Awards in Groningen last night, and what a night it was. I mean, what… a… night. That moment when that person said that thing, and everyone was like: “What!” “Ha!” “Who’d of thought it possible?!”

And then that other thing happened. And what a thing. I mean, things happen, we know that, that’s normal. I wouldn’t normally report on a thing. But this thing. What a thing! Such joy. Such monumental joy.

In fact, it really was a joyous moment on a joyous night in a joyous city in this most magnificently joyous age that humanity has joyfully come together and achieved for one and all. Such joy. Actually, I wasn’t there. Awards were handed out I’m guessing. To all these people presumably. They were the winners after all…

Best Major Festival: Untold Festival, 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, Hungary
Artists’ Favourite Festival: Rock Werchter, Belgium
Green Operations Award: Tollwood Festival, Germany
H&S Innovation Award: Das Fest, Germany

Best Headliner: The Prodigy
Festival Anthem Of The Year: Major Lazer – Lean On
Newcomer Of The Year: Hozier

Promoter Of The Year: Horstmann Unternehmensgruppe, Germany
Agent Of The Year: Emma Banks, CAA
Excellence And Passion Award: Chris Kemp, Mind Over Matter Consultancy
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jean-Louis Brossard and Beatrice Mace, Les Trans, France