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February 2014



Buma Cultuur presents second edition of Buma ROCKS! on Friday 30 May 2014

The second edition of Buma ROCKS!, the event that covers heavy rock music and metal in all its forms, is almost ready for take-off. On May 30 2014, the Friday before the FortaRock festival, rock club Doornroosje in Nijmegen will host a conference programme, a networking BBQ and a showcase festival during which five talented Dutch rock and metal bands are presented to bookers, agents, labels and heavy music enthusiasts from the Netherlands and beyond. The first band we are happy to announce: noiserockers Paceshifters!

Quite fresh is the partnership between Buma ROCKS! and the Danish festival Copenhell together with Music Export Denmark. One of the bands that played showcase festival When Copenhell Freezes Over on February 1st in Copenhagen will perform at Buma ROCKS! 2014: Redwood Hill, considered by the Danish press to be an extraordinary exponent of Depressive Nordic Metal. In exchange, one of the Dutch acts performing in Doornroosje on May 30 will be sent to the next edition of When Copenhell Freezes Over on behalf of Buma ROCKS!.

Frank Helmink, managing director at Buma Cultuur and initiator of Buma ROCKS! comments: “It’s great to have a band from outside the Netherlands for the first time. We’d like to expand this the next couple of years. As we have learned with other events Buma Cultuur organizes, like Amsterdam Dance Event and Eurosonic Noorderslag, it is the best way to attract international bookers and agents, thus creating more opportunities for Dutch bands who’d like to go abroad.”

Says Redwood Hill singer Marco Sewohl: “We have never played in The Netherlands before. Actually we have never been outside of Denmark. So to be able to represent our band at Buma ROCKS! is very exciting. We hope to bring a unique and powerful show and hopefully enlighten a new sound from Copenhagen.”

The afternoon at Buma ROCKS! 2014 will comprise a keynote speech, industry panels and round table sessions, meant to connect international hotspots and performing bands. Afterwards, in cooperation with record label Suburban, Buma ROCKS! offers a BBQ that is perfect for networking (and schmoozing…) with professionals from the heavy music scene.

More information:

‘The international conference and showcase festival for loud music’
Friday 30 May 2014, Doornroosje, Nijmegen
Admission for the entire programme: € 55, anyone interested can fill out a motivation form at (completing the motivation form doesn’t guarantee a ticket, due to Doornroosje’s capacity);
Admission showcase festival only: € 7,50 (excluding handling costs), ticketsales showcasefestival through

Doornroosje doors open: 13.00 hrs (showcase festival: 19.00 hrs)
Start conference programme: 14:00 hrs
Start showcase festival: 19:30 hrs

For more information on Buma ROCKS!: or

Buma ROCKS! is an initiative of Buma Cultuur, and is organised with the support of Mojo Concerts, FortaRock, Doornroosje and Suburban.