European Festival Awards finalists announced

Following more than 620,000 votes from live music fans all over the world, the finalists for the 2013 European Festival Awards have been revealed.

The winners will be announced at a gala show on Wednesday January 15th 2014 at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, Netherlands.

Over 360 festivals from 34 different countries were involved this year – a new record.

James Drury, managing director of Festival Awards Ltd – organiser of the Awards – said: "This has been a record-breaking year for the European Festival Awards and the hardest-fought competition we’ve had. There have been so many wonderful festivals involved from across Europe and it’s testament to the passion of the festival-goers that there has been such a level of engagement. I can’t wait to reveal the winners at the awards ceremony on 15th January."

Here are the finalists in full…

Best New Festival (Hungary)
Burning Eagle Festival (Germany)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
Groove Music Festival (Ireland)
Last Summer Dance (Luxembourg)
Metal Hammer Festival (Germany)
Snowboxx (Andorra)
Solar Ibiza (Spain)
WeitjeRock (Netherlands)
Your’in (Belgium)

Festival Anthem of the Year

Bastille – Pompeii
Blur – Song 2
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Die Toten Hosen – Tage wie dieser
Disclosure – White Noise
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The National – Demons

Best Indoor Festival

Blues in Hell (Norway)
Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 (Ireland)
Doomsday Festival (Belgium)
Eurosonic Noorderslag (Netherlands)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
I Love Techno (Belgium)
MAYDAY (Germany)
Metal Hammer Festival (Germany)
Rolling Stone Weekender (Germany)
Waves Vienna (Austria)

The Green Operations Award in association with the GO Group

Bestival (UK)
Fusion (Germany)
Rock For People (Czech Republic)
Shambala Festival (UK)
Tollwood Festival (Germany)
Way Out West (Sweden)

Best European Festival Line-Up

Berlin Festival (Germany)
Glastonbury (UK)
Hurricane / Southside (Germany)
Latitude (UK)
Positivus (Latvia)
Primavera Sound (Spain)
Rock am Ring/Rock im Park (Germany)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Roskilde (Denmark)
Sziget (Hungary)

Newcomer of the Year in association with Eurosonic Noorderslag

Imagine Dragons
Jake Bugg
Skip & Die

Artist’s Favourite European Festival

Glastonbury (UK)
Lowlands (Netherlands)
Paleo Festival (Switzerland)
Park Live Moscow (Russia)
Primavera (Spain)
Pukkelpop (Belgium)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Roskilde (Denmark)
Sziget (Hungary)
Woodstock (Poland)

Headliner of the Year

Arctic Monkeys
Atoms for Peace
DieToten Hosen
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
The xx

Promoter Of The Year

Alter Art (Poland)
FKP Scorpio (Germany)
Live Nation Europe
Primavera Sound (Spain)
Marek Lieberberg Konzertagenteur (Germany)

Best Small Festival in association with IVS8

Tauron Festiwal Nowa Muzyka (Poland)
Blues in Hell (Norway)
Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 (Ireland)
Dimensions Festival (Croatia)
Feest in het Park (Belgium)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
FUSION Festival (Romania)
Indiependence (Ireland)
Mini-Rock-Festival (Germany)
The Garden Festival (Croatia)

Best Medium-Sized Festival in association with Eventbrite

Balaton Sound (Hungary)
Berlin Festival (Germany, pictured)
Deichbrand Festival (Germany)
Electric Castle Festival (Romania)
I Love Techno (Belgium)
Kubana (Russia)
Lokerse Feesten Festival (Belgium)
Melt! Festival (Germany)
Positivus Festival (Latvia)
VOLT Festival (Hungary)

Best Major Festival

Dour Festival (Belgium)
EXIT Festival (Serbia)
Hurricane/Southside (Germany)
Open’er Festival (Poland)
Pukkelpop (Belgium)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Sziget (Hungary)
Tomorrowland (Belgium)
Wacken Open Air (Germany)
Woodstock Festival (Poland)

YES Group H&S Innovation Award in association with the YES Group and ICM&SS

Opener Festival (Poland) – Commended for good practice at the festival in relation to safety.
Paleo Festival (Switzerland) – For their year on year development of innovative activities to support health and safety onsite, including the electronic tracking of security and changes made to parts of the festival to make it safer relating to ingress and staging.
Wacken Festival (Germany) – Commended for bringing in outside agencies to audit all of their health and safety activities.

For more information on the Awards, click here.

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