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European Festival Awards Finalists Revealed

With more than 620,000 votes from festival fans all over the world and the judges’ votes in, we can now reveal the finalists for the 2013 European Festival Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala show on Wednesday 15th January 2014 at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, marking the opening of Eurosonic Noorderslag.

Presented in association with Yourope and Eurosonic Noorderslag the European Festival Awards are the only pan-European body solely dedicated to recognizing the contributions and achievements of the event organizers and performing artists that generate billions of Euros for local economies and brighten up the summer for tens of millions of festival-goers each year.

This year’s awards have also broken all records featuring over 360 festivals from 34 different countries, and more than 620,000 votes. This year the winners were decided by a combination of public votes and the EFA jury – made up of journalists, booking agents, festival organizers – who had a 25 per cent say in the final outcome of the public voted categories.

Let’s see the finalists of the most important categories:


Best New Festival (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)


Best Indoor Festival

Blues in Hell (Norway)

Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 (Ireland)

Doomsday Festival (Belgium)

Eurosonic Noorderslag (Netherlands)

First We Take Berlin Festival (Germany)

I Love Techno (Belgium)

MAYDAY (Germany)

Metal Hammer Festival (Germany)

Rolling Stone Weekender (Germany)

Waves Vienna (Austria)


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)


All the categories at: European Festival Awards