Festival Awards Europe winners announced

The best European festivals, artists and promoters of 2010 were revealed at a sold out ceremony which took place at Groningen's Stadsschouwburg in The Netherlands, on the opening night of the 25th Anniversary edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag.

Decided by a combination of public vote and industry juries, Festival Awards Europe is the only event solely dedicated to recognising the contributions and achievements of the event organisers 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.

More than 350,000 votes were cast by fans to decide the winners in the following categories:

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

Time to give Reading a miss this year, wethinks.

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