Posititvus festival shortlisted for the European Festival Awards
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The jury of the European Festival Awards – the most significant festival awards ceremony in Europe – has shortlisted Positivus festival in the “Best European Festival Line-Up” category. Other finalists include Glastonbury, Roskilde, Primavera Sound, Hurricane, Sziget and others. Due to festival visitor open voting, Positivus will also be competing for the “Best Medium-Sized Festival” award this year.

The European Festival Awards (EFA) awards ceremony will also open the prestigious Eurosonic Noorderslag music conference and festival. Prāta Vētra will be amongst the three bands set to perform at this year’s EFA closing ceremony; they will also be the only band representing Latvia at Eurosonic Noorderslag. One of the festival awards is also sponsored by a Latvian stage and light company “Kompānija NA”; as of recent years, their products have been used for some of the biggest shows in the world, earning them considerable recognition within the entertainment industry.

More than 360 festivals from 34 different countries applied to take part in this year’s European Festival Awards with over 620,000 votes cast from festival fans all over the world. This year the finalists were decided by a combination of public votes and the EFA jury – made up of journalists, booking agents, festival organisers from all over the world. The winners will be announced on January 15, 2014.

Established in 2009, in co-operation between Festival Awards Ltd, Yourope (the European Festival Association) and Eurosonic Noorderslag, Festival Awards Europe is the only event 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. This year’s awards will be presented at a ceremony taking place at Groningen’s De Oosterport in The Netherlands with the programme being both televised and accessible online.

Positivus Festival is the largest and most significant music and arts festival in the Baltic States, taking place in Salacgrīva, Latvia, for the eighth time in 2014. Each year, the festival offers its visitors not only a variety of amazing performers, but also plentiful entertainment options and a lively atmosphere, which together create an unforgettable experience. Positivus festival has hosted acts like The xx, Muse, Sigur Rós, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Willy Moon, Stereophonics, Travis, James, The Manic Street Preachers, Scissor Sisters, Crystal Castles, King Charles, Fatboy Slim, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl., Moby, Pete Doherty, Hurts, OK GO, Michael Kiwanuka, Tom Odell and many more. More about the festival and