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European Festival Awards 2015

efas3The 2015 European Festival Awards ceremony at the EuroSonic convention in Groningen in the Netherlands took place last night. A gala dinner, hosted by Ben Challis and Gordon Masson, featured live performances from Dutch band Kovacs, Scotlands White and Carnival Youth from Latvia, and a special performance from the star sudded Natural Peace and Love Orchestra.  With over 800,000 votes cast by fans, the winners are:

Best New European Festival: Untold Festival (Romania)
Best Indoor Festival: Les Transardentes (Belgium)
The Green Opererations Award: Tollwood Festival (Germany)
Agent of the Year: Emma Banks (CAA)
Festival Anthem of the Year: Major Lazer with Lean On
Best Small European Festival: Happiness Festival (Germany)
Artists Favourite European Festival: Rock Werchter (Belgium)
The Health & Safety Innovation Award: Das Fest (Germany)
The Best Medium Sized European Festival: Telekom Volt (Hungary)
efas1Promoter of the Year: Horstmann Unterbehmensgruppe (Germany)
Newcomer of the Year: Hozier
Best European Festival Line Up: Sziget (Hungary)
Best Headliner: The Prodigy
Best Major European Festival: Untold Festival (Romania)
Award for Excellence and Passion: Prof Chris Kemp (YES and MOM)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jean Louis Brossard and Beatrice Mace