EuroSonic Noorderslag

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Country and Region NetherlandsGroningen
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Festival Contact Information

Stichting Noorderslag
Trompsingel 27
9724 DA Groningen
P.O. Box 566
9700 AN Groningen
The Netherlands
Phone: (+31) (0) 50 3680 244
Fax: (+31) (0) 50 3680 246

Festival Description

EuroSonic Noorderslag festival and conference takes place at multple venues in Groningen and features up-and-coming acts as well as established artists for the public and the music industry. Noorderslag Weekend is one of the most important European meeting points for contemporary music. The event is divided in two sections: NOORDERSLAG SEMINAR, the European conference about record industry for live music, and EUROSONIC, the festival where European new coming talents are presented by YOUROPE and the EBU (European Broadcast Union) radios.

Festival Dates January 9 - 12, 2013
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Festival Story:

“Eurosonic Noorderslag” is one of the most important European festival of showcases and conferences for the live music industry. With more than 2,650 accredited professionals of this sector and more than 250 showcases of the best European ta lents who perform in 41 clubs of the town, this is the right platform for the European music industry and offers a great visibility to the performing bands.

This year too, “Eurosonic” presents an extraordinary selection of the best European talents with showcases open to the public and to the professionals: booking agents, ETEP festivals (European Talent Exchange Project) among them Italia Wave Love Festival, the European Broadcasting Union, Yourope and Network Europe, the European Festivals Federation, the agency association, promoters, bookers and European music operators. Every day of the festival, the program includes more than 100 panels and conferences about the European music industry, the live music condition, tours, festivals and media’s prospects.


Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • 77 Bombay Street (CH)
  • A Toys Orchestra (IT)
  • Acid Symphony Orchestra (FI)
  • Anna von Hausswolff (SE)
  • Ásgeir Trausti (IS)
  • Bingagroove (MD)
  • Blaudzun (NL)
  • Bologna Violenta (IT)
  • Bombay Show Pig (NL)
  • C2C (FR)
  • Captain Capa (DE)
  • Cimbaliband (HU)
  • Death Hawks (FI)
  • Disco Ensemble Don Johnson Big Band Electric Tears (NL)
  • Eva & Manu (FI)
  • Floex (CZ)
  • Fresku (NL)
  • Gaëtan Streel (BE)
  • Hamferð (FO)
  • Hathors (CH)
  • His Clancyness (NL)
  • Honeybird & The Birdies (IT)
  • Huoratron Iiris (EE)
  • Jacco Gardner (NL)
  • Jake Bugg (GB)
  • Kensington (NL)
  • Kodaline (IE)
  • Krista (BG)
  • Lau Nau (FI)
  • LCMDF (FI)
  • LCMDF (FI)
  • Little Green Cars (IE)
  • Mesak ft Claws Costeau (FI)
  • Michael Monroe (FI)
  • Mikhael Paskalev (NO)
  • Monophona (LU)
  • Mozes and the Firstborn (NL)
  • Mutiny On The Bounty (LU)
  • Netsky live (BE)
  • Orelha Negra (PT)
  • Palio SuperSpeed Donkey (NL)
  • Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (FI)
  • Phantom (FI)
  • Pink Holidays (IT)
  • and more…


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Practical Info:

Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • EuroSonic Noorderslag Logo
    • Kroons (Homegrown), Photo by Patrick Visser
    • Eurosonic Air (Grote Markt), Photo by Patrick Visser
    • Chagall, Photo by Patrick Visser
    • Fránçois and the Atlas Mountain (De Spieghel), Photo by
    • Lisa Hannigan (Grand Theatre) , Photo by
    • Vadoinmessico (Vera), Photo by
Festival success stories:
  • Many bands have showcased at Eurosonic Noorderslag and gone on to be successful and established festival acts including:
    • Blood Red Shoes
    • Digitalism
    • Dry the River
    • Emeli Sande
    • FM Belfast
    • Franz Ferdinand
    • Goose
    • Infadels
    • James Vincent McMorrow
    • Kaizers Orchestra
    • Lianne La Havas
    • Lykke Li
    • Niki & the Dove
    • Selah Sue
    • The Ting Tings
    • The XX White Lies
    • Yelle
    • zZz


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