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18/03
Amsterdam Open AIR wins Golden Gnome Award!
The 2014 Golden Gnome Awards once again were a shindig of in-crowd partypeople. Once a year, all Amsterdam event organisers and promotors gather in pop-temple Paradiso Amsterdam to find out who gets to go home with these much desired nightlife awards.
This year's theme for the event was 'FESTIVLA', and Paradiso was converted into a festival terrain. Tention was rising in the weeks leading up to the event. A record amount of 9313 votes were placed and all AIR events bagged a whopping 13 nominations in categories such as: Best One Day Festival, Best PR Campaign, Goosebump Moment Of The Year and so on. 

Competition was stiff: all big players in the festival field had managed to reel in a couple of nominations and it would all come down to some campaigning on our end. So Valhalla Festival, Milkshake Festival, Amsterdam Open AIR and Buiten Westen kindly asked their following to show their support in the final voting round.

Teaser Amsterdam Open Air 2014

We had to wait 'till the end of the night and we almost lost faith in our winning chances.. untill the most anticipated award of the night was announced: Best Festival. After a nerve-wrecking couple of minutes (the Golden Gnome Awards are usually a well-organised chaos) we finally found out that AOA had beaten all 17 competitors to the finish-line and was able to call itself the proud owner of a Golden Gnome Award for Best Festival. 

We are grateful, and would like to thank all of the Amsterdam Open AIR fans who took the time to vote. See you all at AOA 2014!