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Posted On January 17, 2015 By In Awards With 5737 Views

Arctic Monkeys win two European Festival Awards

                 

The 6th annual European Festival Awards took place, last Wednesday (16th), at Groningen’s De Oosterpoort in Netherlands. The event, which honors Europe’s best festivals, artists and promoters, congratulate Arctic Monkeys with two European Festival Awards: Headliner Of The Year (for the second consecutive year) and anthem of the year for “R U Mine?”.

The band’s manager Geoff Barradale collected both awards on their behalf. He said he was proud to collect the prize for “R U Mine?” because “an anthem is a song that gets people putting down their phones. You know that disease? We should all put down our phones and enjoy the moment.”

 

 

Glastonbury was selected to have had last year’s best line-up, but missed out on the Best Major Festival gonig to Hungary’s Sziget event. The winners were decided by a combination of public votes (over 1.2 million cast) and the EFA jury, comprised of journalists, agents and organizers.

See the full list of Winners below:

Best Small Festival
Tauron Nowa Muzyka (Poland)

Best Indoor Festival
I Love Techno (Belgium)

Green Operations Award
Roskilde Festival and Stop Wasting Food (Denmark)

Best Newcomer Act
Stromae (Belgium)

Artists’ Favourite Festival
Primavera Sound (Spain)

Best New Festival
Down The Rabbit Hole (The Netherlands)

Anthem Of The Year
Arctic Monkeys, “R U Mine”

The Health & Safety Innovation Award
MOJO/LOC Festivals (The Netherlands)

Best Medium-Sized Festival
Sea Dance Festival (Montenegro)

Promoter Of The Year
Live Nation (Belgium)

Best Line-Up
Glastonbury Festival (United Kingdom)

Best Headliner
Arctic Monkeys (United Kingdom)

Best Major Festival
Sziget Festival (Hungary)

The Lifetime Achievement Award
Melvin Benn (United Kingdom)

The Award for Excellence And Passion
Rikke Øxner (Denmark)

 

 

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