Winners of the European Festival Awards 2022


We’d like to congratulate all the winners to their 2022 European Festival Awards. For this year, festivals from over 30 countries participated and 300’000 single votes have been cast by the public. This resulted in 124 shortlisted nominees in 15 distinct categories, not counting the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Now, without further ado, here are all winners in the 16 categories of the European Festival Awards 2022:

The Take a Stand Award
Presented by: Take A Stand
Atlas Festival & Music Saves UA (Ukraine)

Best New Festival
Presented by: eps
Superbloom (Germany)

The Impossible without Youth Award
Presented by: YOUROPE & EFA (European Festivals Association) in connection with 3F – Future-Fit Festivals
Roskilde Festival (Denmark)

Best Indoor Festival
Iceland Airwaves (Iceland)

Line-Up of the Year
Presented by: IQ Magazine
Hellfest (France)

The Health & Safety Innovation Award
Presented by: YES Group
Watt en Schlick Fest (Germany)

Agent of the Year
Josh Javor (X-Ray Touring)

Best Small Festival
Roadburn (The Netherlands)

Newcomer of the Year
Presented by: ESNS
Fred Again (United Kingdom)

The Brand Activation Award
Presented by: EMAC
Wacken Open Air (Germany) & Krombacher

Best Medium-Sized Festival
Best Kept Secret (The Netherlands)

The Green Operations Award
Presented by: Go Group
Rock Werchter (Belgium)

Best Major Festival
Presented by: See Tickets
Roskilde Festival (Denmark)

The Award for Excellence & Passion
Holger Jan Schmidt

Promoter of the Year
Mojo (The Netherlands)

The Lifetime Achievement Award
Roskilde Festival (Denmark)