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Voting is now live!



Public voting in this year’s European Festival Awards is now live and runs until midday on 1st November.

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Everyone who registers to vote is eligible for entry into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to every winning festival and those who get enter our annual Festival Awards Census could also win an iPad 3 this year.

The final shortlists will be announced in November with the winners revealed at the European Festival Awards ceremony which returns to Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, Holland on Wednesday 15th January 2014. This is a sell-out event so don’t miss out – secure your tickets now, here.

More than 300 European Festivals representing 32 countries have applied to take part in the 2013 edition of the European Festival Awards, which will return with a gala award show opening Eurosonic Noorderslag in style on Wednesday 15th January 2013 at De Oosterpoort in Groningen.

Presented in association with Yourope and Eurosonic Noorderslag the European Festival Awards are the only pan-European body 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.

The Voting Process: This year the winners will be decided by a combination of public votes and the EFA jury – made up of journalists, booking agents, festival organisers – who will have a 25 per cent say in the final outcome of the public voted categories. Click here for more information on how this works.

Last year’s European Festival Awards featured over 250 festivals from 32 different countries, with over 500,000 votes.

Festival Awards MD, James Drury, says: “It’s been a really exciting year for festivals across Europe and I’m expecting further growth in the number of festivals participating, on the back of last year’s fantastic growth. European promoters have a great healthy sense of competition and it’s going to be exciting to find out which events the fans loved the most.”

Announcing: New Health & Safety Innovation Award

A new award has also been added to this years event – The Health & Safety Innovation Award is presented by the YES Group in cooperation with the ICM&SS. Click here for more info.


Platinum tickets include a delicious 3 course gourmet meal before the show, a seat on a table, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks and access to the aftershow party. Tickets sold-out before the event for the last 2 years, so book early to avoid disappointment. To order a whole table, please purchase 10 Platinum tickets. Buy tickets here:

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