European Festival Awards 2013 finalists revealed

Glastonbury and Bestival among the finalists for the Festival Awards

European Festival Awards 2013 finalists revealed

Photographer:Rosie Shaw

Chris Swindells - 09 December 2013

The winners will be announced on Wednesday January 15 2014, during the opening day of Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, The Netherlands.

The awards recognised 360 festivals from 34 different countries and received a record 620,000 votes. James Drury, MD of Festival Awards Ltd, 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."

Amongst the many finalist there's recognition for a handful of UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and Shambala festival.

The finalists are as follows:

Best Major Festival

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

Best Medium-Sized Festival in association with Eventbrite

Balaton Sound (Hungary)
Berlin Festival (Germany)
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 Small Festival in association with IVS

8 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 New Festival

B.my.Lake (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)
First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)
I Love Techno (Belgium)
MAYDAY (Germany)
Metal Hammer Festival (Germany)
Rolling Stone Weekender (Germany)
Eurosonic Noorderslag (Netherlands)
Waves Vienna (Austria)

The Green Operations Award in association with the GO Group (Logo)

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 [logo]

Bastille
C2C
Chvrches
Disclosure
Haim
Imagine dragons
Jake Bugg
Metz
Skip & Die
Woodkid

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
Björk
Blur
DieToten Hosen
Editors
Nick & 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)


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