The European Festival Awards shortlists

The European Festival Awards – set to take place on January 11 2017 in Groningen, The Netherlands – has revealed the shortlists for its eighth edition. An illustrious celebration of the continent’s most vibrant live events, the EFA features a gala dinner, prestigious awards ceremony, and select showcase performances from some of the most exciting new acts poised to conquer 2017. Check out the shortlists below.

Best Small Festival

[PIAS] Nites (Belgium)
Amsterdam Woods Festival (Netherlands)
B my Lake Festival (Hungary)
Chant du Gros (Switzerland)
Freemusic Festival (France)
Happiness Festival (Germany)
Reeperbahn Festival (Germany)
Revolution Festival
Snowbombing (Austria)
Ypsigrock Festival (Italy)

Best Medium-Sized Festival

Best Kept Secret (Netherlands)
Down The Rabbit Hole (Netherlands)
Highfield (Germany)
Ilosaarirock Festival (Finland)
Main Square Festival (France)
Melt! Festival (Germany)
Off Festival (Poland)
Paleo Festival Nyon (Switzerland)
Pohoda Festival (Slovakia)
Positivus Festival (Latvia)

Best Major Festival

Dour Festival (Belgium)
EXIT Festival (Serbia)
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
Le Printemps de Bourges (France)
Lollapalooza Berlin (Germany)
Open’er Festival (Poland)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Roskilde Festival (Denmark)
Sziget Festival (Hungary)
Tomorrowland (Belgium)

Newcomer of the Year

Anderson .Paak
Car Seat Headrest
Dua Lipa
Nothing but Thieves

Headliner of the Year

Iggy Pop
LCD Soundsystem
Massive Attack
Mumford & Sons
PJ Harvey
Sigur Ros

Best Line-Up

Dour Festival
Glastonbury Festival
NOS Alive
OpenAir St. Gallen
Paléo Festival Nyon
Primavera Sound
Rock Werchter
Roskilde Festival

Best New Festival

bluedot (UK)
Common People (UK)
Download Festival Paris (France)
Exodus ‘Superior Hardcore’ (Germany)
Extrema Noir (Belgium)
I Love Techno (France)
Mad Cool Festival (Spain)
Mandala Festival (Netherlands)
Polar Weekend (France)
Revolution Festival (Romania)

Best Indoor Festival

[PIAS] Nites (Belgium)
Blues In Hell (Norway)
I Love Techno (France)
Le Guess Who? (Netherlands)
Le Printemps de Bourges (France)
Les TransArdentes (Belgium)
One Of A Million Festival (Switzerland)
OUT.FEST (Portugal)
Reeperbahn Festival (Germany)
Taksirat (Macedonia)

Artists’ Favourite Festival

Bilbao BBK Live
Best Kept Secret
End of the Road
Latitude Festival
Lowlands Festival
OpenAir St.Gallen
Primavera Sound
Rock Werchter
Sziget Festival

Promoter of the Year

Alter Art Poland
Dan Panaitescu (Posthumous)
FKP Scorpio
Glastonbury Festival
Luger Sweden
Primavera Sound
Roskilde Festival
Wacken Open Air
WePromote Switzerland

Agent of the Year

Alex Bruford
Alex Hardee
Charlie Myatt
Clotaire Buche
Emma Banks
Jeff Craft
Mike Greek
Natasha Bent
Paul Wilson
Rob Challice

Award for Excellence and Passion

Alberto Guijarro
Ben Challis
Christof Huber
Damon Albarn
Dan Panaitescu (posthumous)
Fruzsina Szép
Ivan Milivojev
Martin Elbourne
Michal Kaskak
Ruud Berends