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February 2020
Festivals

The nominees are out for the European Festival Awards

Winners will be announced in January.
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Published: 11:24 am, December 10, 2019
The nominees are out for the European Festival Awards

The nominees are out for the European Festival Awards.

Taking place on 15th January in Groningen, The Netherlands, festivals and artists will be awarded gongs across 14 categories, including The Take a Stand Award, The Green Operations Award, Newcomer of the Year and loads more.

The Shortlists are:

The Brand Activation Award
Presented by: EMAC

Lowlands (The Netherlands) & Rabobank (Brasserie 2050)
Open’er Festival (Poland) & Netflix (Stranger Things)
Øya Festivalen (Norway) & Fortum (The Green Rider)
Sziget Festival (Hungary) & IBIS (IBIS Music)
Untold (Romania) & KFC (Haunted Camping)
We Love Green (France) & Back Market (Back Market x We Love Green Circular)

The Take a Stand Award
Presented by: Take a Stand

Awake (Romania)
Das Fest (Germany)
Festival Svobody (Czech Republic)
Orange Blossom Special (Germany)
Pol’and’Rock (Poland)

The Green Operations Award
Presented by: Go Group

Electric Castle Festival (Romania)
OpenAir St.Gallen (Switzerland)
Øya Festivalen (Norway)
PortAmérica (Spain)
Roskilde Festival (Denmark)
We Love Green (France)

The Health & Safety Innovation Award
Presented by: YES Group

Balaton Sound (Hungary)
Happiness Festival (Germany)
Pohoda Festival (Slovakia)
Wat en Schlick Festival (Germany)

Promoter of the Year

Alter Art (Poland)
Festival Republic (United Kingdom)
FKP Scorpio (Germany)
Goodlive (Germany)
MCT Berlin (Germany)
Pohoda Festival (Slovakia)
Primavera Sound (Spain)
Ruisrock (Finland)
Wacken / ICS (Germany)
Wepromote (Switzerland)

Agent of the Year

Presented by: IQ Magazine

Alex Bruford (ATC Live)
Angus Baskerville (13 Artists)
Ian Huffam (X-Ray Touring)
Kiki Ressler (KKT)
Lucy Dickins (WME)
Maria May (CAA)
Mike Malak (Paradigm)
Natasha Bent (Paradigm)
Paul Wilson (CAA)
Rob Challice (Paradigm)

The Award for Excellence and Passion

Alex Hardee
Barrie Marshall
Ben Challis
Codruta Vulcu Daniel Fontana
Eric van Eerdenburg
Folkert Koopmans Holger
Jan Schmidt
Kim Bloem
Mikolaj Ziolkowski

Best Indoor Festival
Presented by: eps

Blues in Hell (Norway)
FOCUS Wales (Wales, UK)
Hamburg Metal Dayz (Germany)
Let it Roll Winter (Czech Republic)
MENT Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Mithra Jazz à Liège (Belgium)
Prognosis Festival (The Netherlands)
Reeperbahn Festival (Germany)
Sudwave – Festival & Convention (Italy)
Taksirat Festival (Macedonia)

Newcomer of the Year
Presented by: Eurosonic Noorderslag

Billie Eilish (US)
Black Midi (UK)
Fontaines D.C. (IRL)
Idles (UK)
Jessie Reyez (CA)
Lizzo (US)
Rosalía (ESP)
Sam Fender (UK)
Sea Girls (UK)
Slowthai (UK)

Line-Up of the Year

Glastonbury (United Kingdom)
Lollapalooza Berlin (Germany)
Lowlands (The Netherlands)
Open’er Festival (Poland)
Pohoda Festival (Slovakia)
Primavera Sound (Spain)
Pukkelpop (The Netherlands)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Sziget Festival (Hungary)
Wacken (Germany)

Best New Festival

Afronation (Portugal)
FEST Festival (Poland)
Jika Jika (Northern Ireland)
Mystic Festival (Poland)
No Sleep Festival (Serbia)
REVOLT (Germany)

Best Small Festival

Arsenal Fest (Serbia)
Jazz in the Park (Romania)
Leffingeleuren (Belgium)
Maifeld Derby (Germany)
No Sleep Festival (Serbia)
Roadburn Festival (The Netherlands)
SHARPE Festival (Slovakia)
Szene Openair (Austria)
Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice (Poland)
Wacken Winter Nights (Germany)

Best Medium-Sized Festival
Presented by: Universe

Balaton Sound (Hungary)
Down The Rabbit Hole (The Netherlands)
Electric Castle (Romania)
Let it Roll (Czech Republic)
Melt Festival (Germany)
OFF Festival Katowice (Poland)
Orange Warsaw Festival (Poland)
Pohoda Festival (Slovakia)
Sea Dance Festival (Montenegro)
We Love Green (France)

Best Major Festival

Lowlands (The Netherlands)
Exit Festival (Serbia)
FM4 Frequency (Austria)
HELLFEST (France)
Lollapalooza Berlin (Germany)
Nova Rock Festival (Austria)
Open’er Festival (Poland)
Pukkelpop (Belgium)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Sziget Festival (Hungary)

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