Alt-J, Florence & The Machine, Foo Fighters up for Best Headliner at 2015 European Festival Awards

Alt-J @ Leeds Festival 2015 (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Alt-J @ Leeds Festival 2015 (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Alt-J, Florence & The Machine and Foo Fighters are among the acts who will compete for Headliner Of The Year at the 2015 European Festival Awards, whose shortlist was confirmed today (November 23rd).

There are no UK festivals nominated in the Best Major, Best Medium-Sized or Best Small categories, though Glastonbury will look to defend the Best Line-Up prize which it won last year.

“2015 has been a buoyant year for Europe’s festival market, evidenced by the raft of successful and diverse new events entering the market this year, ranging from the small and intimate Amsterdam Woods to the huge and epic Lollapalooza Berlin,” comments co-founder and director Steve Jenner.

“This year’s voting shows that passion for festivals has never been greater and the shortlists portray an exceptionally colourful, creative and vibrant festival landscape that any European should be proud of.”

The winners will in fact be announced early next year, at a ceremony in Groningen, Netherlands on Wednesday, January 13th.

2015 European Festival Awards nominees:

Best Major Festival
Deichbrand Festival (Germany)
Dour Festival (Belgium)
Exit Festival (Serbia)
Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium)
Mysteryland (Netherlands)
Pinkpop (Netherlands)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Sziget Festival (Hungary)
Tomorrowland (Belgium)
Untold Festival (Romania)

Best Medium-Sized Festival
Wish Outdoor (Netherlands)
Telekom Volt Festival (Hungary)
Solar Weekend (Netherlands)
Sea Dance Festival (Montenegro)
Positivus Festival (Latvia)
Open Air St. Gallen (Switzerland)
Main Square Festival (France)
Lovefest (Serbia)
Les Ardentes (Belgium)
Electric Castle Festival (Romania)

Best Small Festival
Amsterdam Woods (Netherlands)
B My Lake (Hungary)
Festival Tauron Nowa Muzyka (Poland)
Happiness Festival (Germany)
Into The Great Wide Open (Netherlands)
Jazz In The Park (Romania)
Mini-Rock Festival (Germany)
Plai (Romania)
Vestrock (Netherlands)
Your’In Festival (Belgium)

Best New Festival
Amsterdam Woods (Netherlands)
Creamfields Ibiza (Spain)
I Love Techno Europe (France)
Krakow Live Festival (Poland)
Lollapalooza Berlin (Germany)
Parookaville (Germany)
Untold Festival (Romania)

Best Indoor Festival
Hideout Festival (Croatia)
Incubate Festival (Netherlands)
Le Printemps De Bourges (France)
Les Heures Ind (Belgium)
Les Transardentes (Belgium)
Lokerse Feesten (Belgium)
Mayday (Germany)
[Pias Nites] (Various Countries)
Progpower Europe (Netherlands)
TIMAF (Romania)

Festival Anthem Of The Year
Alt-J – Let Hand Free
Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck
Hozier – Take Me To Church
Major Lazor – Lean On
Pattie Smith – People Got The Power
Rudimental – Never Let You Go
Tame Impala – Let It Happen
The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy
Wanda – Amore
Years & Years – King

Newcomer Of The Year
Jack Garratt
James Bay
Kate Tempest
Royal Blood
Run the Jewels
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

Best Headliner
Chemical Brothers
Florence & the Machine
Foo Fighters
Kendrick Lamar
Kylie Minogue
Robbie Williams
The Prodigy

Best Line Up
Best Kept Secret (Netherlands)
Glastonbury (United Kingdom)
Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium)
La Route Du Rock (France)
Lollapalooza Berlin (Germany)
Oya Festivalen (Norway)
Primavera Sound Festival (Spain)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Roskilde (Denmark)
Sziget (Hungary)

Artists’ Favourite Festival
BBK Live (Spain)
Best Kept Secret (Netherlands)
Exit Festival (Serbia)
Highfield (Germany)
Latitude (United Kingdom)
Les Viellies Charues (France)
Lowlands (Netherlands)
Pukkelpop (Belgium)
Rock Werchter (Denmark)
Sziget (Hungary)

Promoter Of The Year
Green Man Team (United Kingdom)
Ejekt (Greece)
Festival Republic (United Kingdom)
FKP Scorpio (Germany)
Hörstmann Unternehmensgruppe (Germany)
ICS (Germany)
From The Fields (United Kingdom)
Live Nation (United Kingdom)
Live Nation (Belgium)
Primavera (Spain)

Agent of the Year
Emma Banks (CAA)
Alex Bruford (ATC Live)
Isla Angus (Earth Agency)
Jason Edwards (Coda)
Mike Greek (CAA)
Natasha Bent (United Artists)
Nick Matthews (Coda)
Rob Challice (Coda)
Solomon Parker (Coda)
Tom Schroeder (Coda)

Green Operations Award
Leper Hardcore Fest (Belgium)
Off Festival (Poland)
Open Air St. Gallen (Switzerland)
Shambala (United Kingdom)
Tollwood Festival (Germany)

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