The European Festival Awards is an illustrious celebration of the continent’s most vibrant live events and all of those who make them happen. 

With a set of attendees as eclectic as they are respected, the European Festival Awards is widely considered to be the premier event for recognising the industry’s collective achievements.

The ceremony comprises 15 accolades, which are presented in succession to the winners – some decided by public vote and others by a select committee – amidst an atmosphere of excitement and maybe a little amicable rivalry. What’s more, the proceedings are punctuated with performances from the continent’s hottest emerging talent.

Established in 2009 as a collaborative venture between Festival Awards Ltd, Yourope and Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European Festival Awards takes place every January in Groningen, The Netherlands. Year-on-year the event garners millions of votes and enjoys participating from approximately 350 European festivals.