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.