Sziget Festival has already won all kind of awards of the European Festival Awards except one…until now. On the 11th of January 2017 a panel of 20 selected European booking agents draw a shortlist of 10 nominees and selected the final winner in the category of “Artist’s Favourite European Festival, without any public votes. It was the last award that the Hungarian Sziget Festival has not already got, yet.
According Károly Gerendai the managing director of the Sziget Cultural Management LTD., he is graceful for that the visitors love the festival, and it is really good feedback from the performers. It is good to hear and to see, the international stars are like to play and perform on the “Island of Freedom”.
Last year’s event saw a record breaking edition with over 800,000 votes, and more than 350 festivals taking part from 50 different European countries.
In the last years, the Sziget Festival won the prize for the best great festival two times, and awarded by the “Best Line Up” once. Other festivals of the Sziget Cultural Management LTD. such as Telekom VOLT Festival, Balaton Sound, B.My.Lake also has been already awarded by European Festival Awards.