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European Festival Awards reveal winners

Sziget Festival takes the award for best major European festival.

Taking place in Groningen’s De Oosterpoort in The Netherlands, The European Festival Awards revealed at its 6th annual show who the big winners were and also crowning the opening night of Eurosonic Noorderslag.

The ceremony not only crowned the best European festivals but also saw artists such as Danish electro-pop singer MØ, Jack Garratt and Aurora Asknes take the stage.

And the winners are:

Best Small Festival Festival
Tauron Nowa Muzyka (Poland)

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Best Indoor Festival
I Love Techno (Belgium)

Green Operations Award in association with Yourope and The GO Group
Roskilde Festival and Stop Wasting Food (Denmark)

Best Newcomer Act
Stromae (Belgium)

Artists’ Favourite Festival
Primavera Sound (Spain)

Best New Festival
Down The Rabbit Hole (The Netherlands)

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Anthem Of The Year
Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine’

The Health & Safety Innovation Award in association with The YES Group and ICM&SS
MOJO/LOC Festivals (The Netherlands)

Best Medium-Sized Festival in association with Eventbrite
Sea Dance Festival (Montenegro)

Promoter Of The Year
Live Nation (Belgium)

Best Line-Up
Glastonbury Festival (United Kingdom)

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Best Headliner
Arctic Monkeys (United Kingdom)

Best Major Festival in association with PlugGo
Sziget Festival (Hungary)

The Lifetime Achievement Award
Melvin Benn (United Kingdom)

The Award for Excellence And Passion in association with Yourope
Rikke Øxner (Denmark)

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