by / January 13th, 2011 /

Ireland wins big at Festival Awards Europe

Electric Picnic, Oxegen and Temple House Festival all brought home gongs from the Netherlands at the Festival Awards Europe ceremony at the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival last night.

Winners were decided by a combination of more than 350,000 public votes and an industry panel.

Winners Public vote

Best Major European Festival: Heineken Open’er Festival – Poland
Best Medium-Sized European Festival: Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival – Ireland
Best Small European Festival: 5 Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival – Poland
Best New European Festival: Temple House Festival – Ireland
Best Indoor Festival: Rolling Stone Weekender – Germany
Best European Festival Line-Up: Oxegen – Ireland
Best Newcomer: Florence and the Machine
Best Headliner: Muse
Festival Anthem of the Year: Muse – Uprising

Winners of industry vote

YOUROPE Green ‘N’ Clean Festival Of The Year: Boom Festival – Portugal
Artist’s Favourite European Festival: Melt! – Germany
Virtual Festivals Europe presents Promoter Of The Year: Kilimanjaro/K2
Yourope Lifetime Achievement Award: Leif Skov (Roskilde Festival)