Update

Update on the state of the Fantasy Awards of June 19th, 2021

CeltCast organizes the 6th annual Fantasy Awards - online.

On the 19th of June, 2021, the CeltCast foundation will organize the 6th edition of the annual Fantasy Awards. The event will be held at the music venue P60 in Amstelveen. Due to the current regulations, we do not expect to be able to invite a live audience. The event will therefore be hosted online and will be FREE for all to watch.

See our Facebook event for details.

Previously bought tickets for last year's in-real-life event, will be transferred to next year's edition, because we do look forward to giving you your money's worth with a full-on edition next year. CeltCast and the P60 will work together again to make this year's event happen, and we would appreciate anything you can spare to show your support through donations.

The award ceremony will take place amidst live performances of well-known artists from the Dutch Folk and Fantasy scene, as well as newcomers we are happy to introduce to our stage. CeltCast aims to make it a special evening for the nominees and we invite you all to see the lucky winners be announced and enjoy what more the programme has to offer.

During the evening, we will look back on last year's events as well as pay tribute to the initiatives that have been popping up everywhere, providing comfort and connection in these troubling times. As CeltCast, we strive to help bridge the gap in this period where we can not attend concerts or shop at our favourite merch stalls by bringing the festival feeling to your livingrooms with music, virtual meet-ups and, of course, the awards.

CeltCast is looking forward to welcoming the nominees, artists and merchants and invites everyone to tune in to the livestream from the P60 on the 19th of June 2021. See you then!

Categories

The Categories

For this 2021 edition of the Fantasy Awards we have the following categories:



Best Online Event

We all know the festival season last year was never going to be like the previous ones. Even before it started, it became apparent that it was going to be really quiet. But out of the silence came some wonderful initiatives. We saw the birth of lockdown livingroom concerts, online rehearsal shares, complete digital concerts and even full-on online festivals.

Though these types of events are obviously not what we are used to, they do certainly bring us together and keep up the feelings of connectedness that we have all craved so much. Because of this, we want to turn the spotlight towards those that organise and facilitate these gatherings of tribes, albeit in an online form. There were so many beautiful initiatives, that we decided to split them into two categories: Best Online Event and Best Online Act

We consider an online event to be a broadcast with multiple bands in the line-up, whereas an online act is the registration of the performance of a singular band or artist. So, the full-on online festivals go to the first category and the lockdown livingroom concerts, online rehearsal shares and complete digital concerts go to the latter.

We have created the shortlist for you to vote on who you think should receive this Award. Please do so before midnight at CET on the 6th of June and do remember to tune into the livestream on the 19th of June to learn who received the most votes and thereby wins the award!

Best Online Act

Mostly unable to perform live, the artists had to dive into the virtual world to find their audience. We have seen bands perform a single song using their webcam and others giving a whole concert from the comfort of their living room or even playing in an otherwise empty concert hall. Allowing us to be guests in their homes in a way we never would be allowed before, or all simultaneously enjoying a front-row seat.

There were so many beautiful initiatives, that we decided to split them into two categories: Best Online Event and Best Online Act. We consider an online event to be a broadcast with multiple bands in the line-up, whereas an online act is the registration of the performance of a singular band or artist. So, the full-on online festivals go to the first category and the lockdown livingroom concerts, online rehearsal shares and complete digital concerts go to the latter.

We have created the shortlist for you to vote on who you think should receive this Award. Please do so before midnight at CET on the 6th of June and do remember to tune into the livestream on the 19th of June to learn who received the most votes and thereby wins the award!

Best Online Merchant

A festival without music is not a festival, and the same thing is true for a one without stands. Half of the fun of such an event visit is wandering around its market and finding that one thing you were always looking for, buying that lovely mead you were craving for all year, or having that special snack you can only get at your favourite festival. The lockdown hit the event scene really hard. Not only the event organisers, musicians and concert venues, but also all the people running the stands suffer because of it. So let’s honour the merchants, and their online efforts, through this special Award: Best Online Merchant 2020.

We have created the shortlist for you to vote on who you think should receive this Award. Please do so before midnight at CET on the 6th of June and do remember to tune into the livestream on the 19th of June to learn who received the most votes and thereby wins the award!

Best Drink

Many of us enjoy the festivals with a lovely drink in our hands. In fact, our scene has a selection of beverages that are consumed mainly at the festivals we frequent. Think of special beers, the many types of cider and a wide selection of meads. Drinks that are not considered mainstream, or you won’t easily find in a regular competition, like the ones for wines and whisk(e)ys.

We want to raise a glass to “our” signature beverages by handing out an Award in the new category Best Drink. And since this is the first time we present this Award, the drink doesn’t have to have been enjoyed at a festival in 2020 specifically. Let’s celebrate a decade of drinks, so all beverages made in the past ten years are eligible. The Award will be handed out to the specific brewery, winery, distillery or mixologist connected to that drink.

We have created the shortlist for you to vote on who you think should receive this Award. Please do so before midnight at CET on the 6th of June and do remember to tune into the livestream on the 19th of June to learn who received the most votes and thereby wins the award!

Best Music Video

In this day and age, online presence is more important than ever for an artist or band. Streaming services have for a large part replaced hard copy music releases, online radio creates a global reach for local bands, and then there are the videos! Youtube and Vimeo, as main platforms, have provided a breeding ground for even more artistic expression than ever before, enabling musicians to fulfil their vision of a complete production, from writing, recording and mixing, up to the point of telling the story of the song in all its intended detail, whether that means they are productions of live performances or full-blown epic stories.

With all the effort being put into these amazing productions, obviously, we wanted to give them the attention they deserve, so this year there will be a Fantasy Award for Best Music Video once more!

We have created the shortlist for you to vote on who you think should receive this Award. Please do so before midnight at CET on the 6th of June and do remember to tune into the livestream on the 19th of June to learn who received the most votes and thereby wins the award!

Best Song

Albums, shows, rehearsals, all of them start with one element… the song! Each and every one of these masterpieces carries within them the heart and soul of the artists that created them. Whether they are meant as stories, protests or pure entertainment, the mighty song is the core of CeltCast, of festivals and for some an essential part of life.

We select so many songs already to be played on our radio station, but we also want to give the audience a chance to highlight their favourites. This is why we introduce the category Best Song.

We have created the shortlist for you to vote on who you think should receive this Award. Please do so before midnight at CET on the 6th of June and do remember to tune into the livestream on the 19th of June to learn who received the most votes and thereby wins the award!

Best Album

We all know artists that we would like to have at home with us after a live show. Unfortunately, there are laws against abduction, so we do not recommend trying to drag musicians into your car. However, years ago, some very clever people invented a solution to that problem: the album! Artists put their heart and soul into these collections of musical art and so in this way you can indeed take a piece of them home with you. Each year hundreds, maybe thousands, of these gems are produced, and each year at the Fantasy Awards we want to let our audience know which band or artist they should definitely invite into their home in the previously described legal manner.

We have created the shortlist for you to vote on who you think should receive this Award. Please do so before midnight at CET on the 6th of June and do remember to tune into the livestream on the 19th of June to learn who received the most votes and thereby wins the award!

Best Monthly Marker

Any avid listener of CeltCast, or follower of our Social Media, will already know about the Monthly Marker. Each month, the team at CelCast headquarters chooses one song to spotlight, playing it five to six times a day throughout the entire month. Obviously much effort goes into selecting these songs, representing new artists, seasonal feelings, or big events in the Fantasy and Folk scene. The twelve songs that were chosen in 2020 have now been put together in a list for even more highlighting!

This year the entire CeltCast crew is invited to choose their absolute favourite from this selection, and the winner of that voting round will receive the Award for Best Monthly Marker. Hence, this is a CeltCast prize from start to finish, as a thank you from all of us, to the artists that create such beauty for us to enjoy and spread!

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In 2016, the lovely people of Bastaard decided to think of a way to honour all the hard work that goes into the Dutch and Belgian Fantasy scene. From the event organisers, volunteers to the musicians, everybody who worked year-round to give people the best time of their life. So, to reward these people for all their hard work, Bastaard created the Fantasy Awards. Every year, in the first weekend of March, before the start of the festival season, the Awards were handed out to those festival organisers, musicians, photographers and many more to thank them for their efforts in the previous year.

In 2019, when other responsibilities mounted, the people of Bastaard found themselves less and less able to give these awards the attention they deserve. Hence, they went looking for another organisation to take on the responsibility to make this event happen. At CeltCast, we were honoured that they looked towards us! And so, following our own fifth anniversary, we were proud to have CeltCast organise and host the next editions of the Fantasy Awards! Please browse this website to find all of the information you can possibly want, about the categories, how to vote, and which entertainment to expect! If you want to know more about CeltCast please visit our website at https://celtcast.com

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