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Festival Awards Europe announce winners

Oxegen, EP and Temple House were among the winners at the ceremony, which took place last night in The Netherlands

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 13 Jan 2011

The European festival award winners of 2010 were announced last night (the opening night of the 25th Anniversary edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag.)

Decided by a combination of public vote and industry juries, Festival Awards Europe recognises the contributions and achievements of event organisers and performing artists who stage and take part in festivals each summer all around Europe.

Irish festivals Oxegen, Electric Picnic and Temple House were among the winners - Oxegen scored Best European Festival line-up, Electric Picnic was voted Best Medium-Sized European Festival, and Temple House won Best New European Festival.

Here's a list of some of last night's winners. For more see

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

YOUROPE Green 'N' Clean Festival Of The Year: Boom Festival - Portugal

Artist's Favourite European Festival: Melt! - Germany

Virtual Festivals Europe presents Promoter Of The Year: Kilimanjaro/K2

Yourope Lifetime Achievement Award: Leif Skov

Leif Skov, one of the pioneers of Denmark's Roskilde Festival, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. On receiving his award, he said: "People and music together can move mountains and change opinions. And through all of our work with our festivals we have invented and defined for the world a new set of values that lie above and beyond a standard set of values that can be measured."

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