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Untold Festival Wins Top Honors At European Festival Awards

GRONINGEN NL (CelebrityAccess) — The winners of the 2015 European Festival Awards were announced at a gala held as a part of the annual four-day Eurosonic Noorderslag conference, with the Romanian Untold Festival taking top honors for a major event.

Presented in association with Yourope (the European Festival Association), the awards are intended to celebrate achievement in the European festival industry. The festival awards cover 350 festivals from 50 different European countries, with the winners determined by a combination of public voting and industry juries.

Other winners for the year include Hungary's Telekom Volt Festival, which took the prize for Best Mid-Sized Fest and the Happiness Festival (Germany) which won the award for Best Small Festival. C3 Present's Lollapalooza Berlin won the award for Best New Festival and The Prodigy were recognized as the Headliner of the Year.

Musical performances at the gala included Kovacs (Netherlands) and Carnival Youth (Latvia) who also recieved European Boarder Breaker Awards (EBBA) this year. – Staff Writers

The List of 2015 Winners

Best Major Festival, in association with Charge Candy
Untold Festival, Romania

Best Medium-Sized Festival, in association with Eventbrite
Telekom Volt Festival, Hungary

Best Small Festival
Happiness Festival, Germany

Best New Festival
Lollapalooza Berlin, Germany

Best Indoor Festival
Les Transardentes, Belgium

Festival Anthem of the Year
Major Lazer – Lean On

Newcomer of the Year, in association with Eurosonic Noorderslag
Hozier, UK

Best Headliner
The Prodigy, UK

Best Line Up, in association with IFF
Sziget, Hungary

Artists' Favourite Festival
Rock Werchter , Belgium

Promoter of the Year, in association with Bucks New University
Horstmann Unternehmensgruppe, Germany

Agent of the Year
Emma Banks (CAA), UK

Green Operations Award, in association with Go Group, Yourope
Tollwood Festival, Germany

Yes Group H&S Innovation Award
Das Fest, Germany

Excellence and Passion Award
Chris Kemp, UK

Lifetime Achievement Award, in association with PlayPass/PayPal
Jean-Louis Brossard and Beatrice Mace, France