European Festival Award Winners announced

The winners of this year's European Festival Awards have been announced at the Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference and Showcase Festival in Groningen, The Netherlands which featured special live performances from upcoming UK rockers Band Of Skulls and acclaimed Swedish rock singer Adiam Dymott.

The awards are the first poll of their kind, voted for by a combination of public vote and industry jury and more than 100,000 votes were cast by fans on European festival portal Virtual Festivals Europe.

And the Winners Are...

Best Major Festival: Heineken Open'er Festival (Poland)
Best Medium-Sized Festival: Dour Festival (Belgium)
Best Small Festival: Cactusfestival (Belgium)
Best New European Festival: Openfields Festival (Belgium)
Best Line-Up: Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Festival Anthem Of The Year (in association with EBU): Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"
Best Artist Newcomer (in association with Eurosonic): White Lies
Best Headline Artist: The Prodigy

The following winners were chosen by an industry jury which included prominent journalists, booking agents, managers, artists and promoters:

Green 'N' Clean Festival (in association with Yourope): Öya Festivalen (Norway)
Artists' Favourite Festival: Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Promoter Of The Year: Herman Schueremans (Live Nation, Belgium)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jan Smeets (Pinkpop, The Netherlands)

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