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The European Festival Awards 2019 winners: The complete list


The complete list of winners for the 2019 edition of the European Festival Awards has been announced.

With over 150 applications taken from over 30 countries, the awards received in excess of 350,000 votes which were cast by the public. This resulted in 117 shortlisted nominees in 14 distinct categories, not counting the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The event, hosted by IQ’s Gordon Masson and A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill, recognised festivals across 15 categories, including best major, medium and small festivals and line-up of the year, as well as awards for green efforts, health and safety innovation and brand activations.

Glastonbury Festival claimed line-up of the year, Reeperbahn landed best indoor festival and Open’er landed best major festival.

See the full list, below.

Best Indoor Festival
Presented by: eps
Reeperbahn Festival (Germany)

The Brand Activation Award
Presented by: EMAC

Open’er Festival (Poland) & Netflix – Stranger Things

Agent of the Year
Presented by: IQ Magazine

Lucy Dickins (WME)

Best New Festival
No Sleep Festival (Serbia)

The Health & Safety Innovation Award
Presented by: YES Group

Balaton Sound (Hungary)

Best Small Festival
Jazz in the Park (Romania)

Promoter of the Year
Wepromote (Switzerland)

Line-Up of the Year
Glastonbury (United Kingdom)

Newcomer of the Year
Presented by: Eurosonic Noorderslag

Billie Eilish (US)

The Take a Stand Award
Presented by: Take A Stand

Das Fest (Germany)

Best Medium-Sized Festival
Presented by: Universe

Electric Castle (Romania)

The Green Operations Award
Presented by: Go Group

OpenAir St.Gallen (Switzerland)

The Award for Excellence & Passion
Codruta Vulcu

Best Major Festival
Open’er Festival (Poland)