European Festival Awards winners revealed
Rock Werchter, Sziget and Lollapalooza Berlin among the live events recognised for their recent success.
The winners of the 2015 European Festival Awards were announced at a gala show in Groningen, The Netherlands last night (13 January 2016).
Presented in association with Yourope (the European Festival Association) and marking the opening of the annual four-day Eurosonic Noorderslag event, the European Festival Awards celebrate the successes of Europe’s music festival industry.
Decided by a combination of public vote and industry juries, the Awards are the only pan-European body solely dedicated to recognising the contributions and achievements of the event organisers and performing artists that generate billions of Euros for local economies and brighten up the summer for tens of millions of festival-goers each year.
The 2015 European Festival Awards featured over 350 festivals from 50 different European countries, with over 800,000 votes cast in total.
This year's winners are as follows:
Best Major Festival, in association with Charge Candy
Untold Festival, Romania
Best Medium-Sized Festival, in association with Eventbrite
Telekom Volt Festival, Hungary
Best Small Festival
Happiness Festival, Germany
Best New Festival
Lollapalooza Berlin, Germany
Best Indoor Festival
Les Transardentes, Belgium
Festival Anthem of the Year
Major Lazer – Lean On
Newcomer of the Year, in association with Eurosonic Noorderslag
The Prodigy, UK
Best Line Up, in association with IFF
Artists' Favourite Festival
Rock Werchter , Belgium
Promoter of the Year, in association with Bucks New University
Horstmann Unternehmensgruppe, Germany
Agent of the Year
Emma Banks (CAA), UK
Green Operations Award, in association with Go Group, Yourope
Tollwood Festival, Germany
Yes Group H&S Innovation Award
Das Fest, Germany
Excellence and Passion Award
Chris Kemp, UK
Lifetime Achievement Award, in association with PlayPass/PayPal
Jean-Louis Brossard and Beatrice Mace, France
Picture: Rock Werchter 2015, where Digico consoles were chosen for the new fully-digital house system