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European Festival Awrads Winners Announced

Find out who the winners were here.

Mike Warburton

Date published: 14th Jan 2016

Photo: Sziget Festival

After a vintage year for festival goers on the continent last year, the prized European Festival Awards winners have been revealed, letting us in on a host of the very best examples of continental green field experiences.

Whilst no UK festivals won, UK rave pioneers The Prodigy scooped the Best Headliner gong, with killer live sets at Isle of Wight Festival, T in the Park, Sea Dance, Benicassim, and Creamfields Ibiza to name a few. 

Unsurprisingly, Festival Anthem of the Year went to Major Lazer's ubiquitous 'Lean On' (above), a track that will forever cast our minds back to the summer of 2015. Check out the rest of the winners below.


  • Best Major Festival
  • In association with Charge Candy
  • Untold Festival, RO


  • Best Medium-Sized Festival
  • In association with Eventbrite
  • Telekom Volt Festival, HU


  • Best Small Festival
  • Happiness Festival, DE


  • Best New Festival
  • Lollapalooza Berlin, DE


  • Best Indoor Festival
  • Les Transardentes, BE


  • Festival Anthem of the Year
  • Major Lazer 'Lean On'


  • Newcomer of the Year
  • In association with Eurosonic Noorderslag
  • Hozier, UK


  • Best Headliner
  • The Prodigy, UK


  • Best Line Up
  • In association with IFF
  • Sziget, UK


  • Artists' Favourite Festival
  • Rock Werchter , BE


  • Promoter of the Year
  • In association with Bucks New University
  • Horstmann Unternehmensgruppe, DE


  • Agent of the Year
  • Emma Banks (CAA), UK


  • Green Operations Award
  • In association with Go Group, Yourope
  • Tollwood Festival, DE


  • Yes Group H&S Innovation Award
  • Das Fest


  • Excellence and Passion Award
  • Chris Kemp, UK


  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • In association with PlayPass / PayPal
  • Jean-Louis Brossard and Beatrice Mace, FR

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