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Festival Awards presented

By | Published on Thursday 12 January 2012

UK Festival Awards

Ladies and gentlemen, mesdames et monsieurs, meine Damen und Herren, take your seats for the European Festival Awards. Actually, don’t, they’ve already happened, in the Netherlands last night at this year’s Eurosonic festival and convention. But look, that doesn’t stop you enjoying the list of winners, based on over 350,000 votes for 200 festivals from over 32 countries. Woo!

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 (Belgium)
Best Indoor Festival: I Love Techno (Belgium)
Best European Festival Line-Up: Rock Werchter (Belgium)
YOUROPE Green N Clean Festival Of The Year: Melt! (Germany)
Artist’s Favourite European Festival: Southside / Hurricane (Germany)

Best Newcomer: James Blake
Best Headliner: Coldplay
Festival Anthem Of The Year: Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Promoter Of The Year: FKP Scorpio (Germany)
YOUROPE Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Eavis, Glastonbury

And now a quote from Festival Awards chief James Drury: “The further growth of the European Festival Awards and another record-breaking event highlights just how important festivals are to people across the continent. It’s testament to the hard work and passion of everyone involved with festivals that they continue to be so popular. With Glastonbury being the inspiration for so many festivals, I was especially delighted to welcome Michael Eavis to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been seminal in the success of the festival scene around the world”.