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European Festival Awards Shortlist Revealed


GRONINGEN, Netherlands (VIP NEWS) — The shortlist for the European Festival Awards has been revealed, winners will be announced at Eurosonic Noorderslag in January.


More than 800,000 votes were cast by fans from 50 different countries for the 7th edition of the annual awards, while categories such as Artists’ Favorite Festival, Green Operations Award, Promoter Of The Year are voted for by an industry panel, which also decides the final winners in the public-voted shortlists.


New award Agent Of The Year sees CAA`s Emma Banks – most recently awarded Outstanding Contribution at Music Week`s Women In Music event – up against the likes of Alex Bruford (ATC Live), Isla Angus (Earth Agency), Natasha Bent (United Artists), and no less than six other CAA agents.


The winners will be announced on stage at the European Festival Awards gala ceremony, which returns for the opening night of Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, Netherlands on Wednesday, January 13.


Steve Jenner, co-founder & director said: “2015 has been a buoyant year for Europe’s festival market, evidenced by the raft of successful and diverse new events entering the market this year, ranging from the small and intimate Amsterdam Woods to the huge and epic Lollapalooza Berlin. This year’s voting shows that passion for festivals has never been greater and the shortlists portray an exceptionally colorful, creative and vibrant festival landscape that any European should be proud of.”


View the full shortlist here