/ HOW THE AWARDS ARE DECIDED


Best Major, Best Medium, Best Small, Best New & Best Indoor Festival

The following categories are decided with the following procedure: 

The festivals register themselves in the correct categories (small, medium, major festival (at least 2nd edition of festival), first edition of a festival for the New Festival category or indoor between September 5 and September 25, 2016. The public will vote from October 3 – October 31, 2016 on the website of Festival Awards Europe. The result will be a longlist of 20 festivals in alphabetical order.

A jury club of 25 established festival promoters from at least 10 European countries (they can’t vote for their own events) and a panel of 10 European industry experts (journalists, conference promoters) from at least 5 countries will select the final shortlist of 10 festivals and also select the winner out of the longlist of 20 festivals. 25% of the public voting will cast for the final shortlist and winner.


Best Newcomer, Best Headliner & Best Line-up

The following categories are decided with the following procedure: 

A jury club of 25 established festival promoters from at least 10 European countries and a panel of 10 European industry experts (journalists, conference promoters) from at least 5 countries will select the final shortlist of 10 nominees in these categories. The public will vote on the final winner of each category from October 3 –  November 31, 2016  on the website of the Festival Awards Europe.


Artist Favourite Festival

The following categories are  decided with the following procedure: 

A panel of 20 selected European booking agents draw a shortlist of 10 nominees and will select the final winner in this category without any public votes.


Promoter of the Year

A jury club of 25 established festivals from at least 10 European countries (they can’t vote for their own events) and a panel of 10 European industry experts (journalists, conference promoters) from at least 5 countries will select the final shortlist (10 promoters) and also select the winner of this category.


Agent of the Year

A jury club of 25 established festivals from at least 10 European countries will select the final shortlist (10 agents) and also select the winner of this category.


Brand Activation, Green Operation, H&S Innovation

A jury club within the EMAC Group, GO Group and the YES Group will select the final shortlist (3 festivals) and also the winner of these categories.


Award for Excellence & Passion and Lifetime Achievement Award

A jury club of 25 established festivals from at least 10 European countries will select the final the winner of this category.