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January 2016



Buma ROCKS! announces Heidevolk for 4 June, all activities during Eurosonic Noorderslag, early bird tickets on sale until February 1st

The fourth edition of Buma ROCKS!, the international conference and showcase festival for loud music, will take place on Saturday 4 June 2016. The event is open to the general audience and aims to connect ambitious and upcoming acts in hard rock, metal and related genres to professionals from the rock business both from the Netherlands and internationally. Doornroosje in Nijmegen will again be the venue of choice for the conference. Four bands will play on the Buma ROCKS! stage at FortaRock in the Nijmegen Goffertpark on Saturday night. Early Bird tickets for Buma ROCKS! 2016 are set at € 35 and are available until February 1st through

Heidevolk added to showcase line-up
New to the Buma ROCKS! line-up is Heidevolk, a pagan folk metal band from Gelderland, in the central eastern part of the Netherlands. The gruesome tales of battles and magic Heidevolk tells are inspired by the landscape, legends and folklore of their homegrounds. Although the lyrics are in Dutch, their two latest albums Velua and Batavi have been released internationally by Austrian label Napalm Records. More than in their early days, Heidevolk stresses their metal roots on these albums, much less so the folk element of flutes and fiddles. Death-thrashers Legion Of The Damned were the first act confirmed for the Buma ROCKS! stage. Upon their ten-year jubilee, the band has decided to offer the fans something special in the form of an integral rendition of debut album Malevolent Rapture from 2006. Furthermore FortaRock has announced shows of Within Temptation and Gojira for that night.

LOUD & PROUD, Heavy Panel and the Buma ROCKS! foosball competition @ ESNS
Buma ROCKS! is quite present at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, this week. On Friday 15 January Buma ROCKS! presents LOUD & PROUD between 5 and 8pm with John Coffey, Mandrake’s Monster en The Charm The Fury, at Lola, Pelsterdwarsstraat 11. Your ultimate heavy networking event!
On Saturday 16 January the Heavy Panel will take place between 12 and 1 pm. uur. The Dutch-spoken panel will discuss why there isn’t a proper radio platform anymore for hard rock, metal and related genres in the Netherlands.
And last but not least Buma ROCKS! is sponsoring the annual foosball competition that unfolds in between the various panels and keynote speeches at the conference.

Buma ROCKS! 2016
Saturday 4 June 2016, Doornroosje (conference) and FortaRock (Buma ROCKS! stage)
Early Bird ticket (8 December 2015 until 31 January 2016): € 35.
Regular ticket (from 1 February 2016): € 45.
Ticket covers: Keynote Speech, Panels, Networking Drinks and Buma ROCKS! @ FortaRock
Doors Buma ROCKS!: 10.00 AM
Start Buma ROCKS!: 11.00 AM
Ticket sales for Buma ROCKS! have started through
Buma ROCKS! is an initiative of Buma Cultuur and is made possible with help from MOJO, FortaRock and Doornroosje.