Billie Eilish Named Newcomer of the Year at 2019 European Festival Awards

Billie Eilish
Heather Hazzan

Eilish photographed on April 18, 2019 at SunLight Studios in Los Angeles. 

Lucy Dickins, who heads WME's U.K. music division, took agent of the year.

Billie Eilish's international reach was confirmed when she was announced as the winner of the newcomer of the year award at the 2019 European Festival Awards. The event was held Jan. 15 at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Since its inception in 2009, the European Festival Awards has honored festivals and individuals in such areas as health and safety, social awareness, forward thinking and sustainability.

Eilish's debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, has reached No. 1 in several European countries -- the U.K., Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden -- as well as in the U.S. (on the Billboard 200), Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Lucy Dickins, who heads WME's U.K. music division, took agent of the year. Her client roster includes such international stars as Adele and Mumford & Sons.

Here's a complete list of winners.

Newcomer of the year
Presented by: Eurosonic Noorderslag
Billie Eilish (U.S.)

Lifetime achievement award
holger hübner & Thomas Jensen

Line-up of the year
Glastonbury (U.K.)

Best major festival
Open'er Festival (Poland)

Best medium-sized festival
Presented by: Universe
Electric Castle (Romania)

Best small festival
Jazz in the Park (Romania)

Best indoor festival
Presented by: eps
Reeperbahn Festival (Germany)

Best new festival
No Sleep Festival (Serbia)

Agent of the year
Presented by: IQ Magazine
Lucy Dickins (WME)

Promoter of the year
Wepromote (Switzerland)

Award for excellence & passion
Codruta Vulcu (Romania)

Brand activation award
Presented by: EMAC
Open’er Festival (Poland) & Netflix – Stranger Things

Take a stand award
Presented by: Take A Stand
Das Fest (Germany)

Health & safety innovation award
Presented by: YES Group
Balaton Sound (Hungary)

Green operations award
Presented by: GO Group
Openair St.Gallen (Switzerland)

Festivals 2020

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