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December 2012



EBBA Award winners added to the Eurosonic programme

Four of the ten European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA Awards) winners, C2C (FR), Dope D.O.D. (NL), Ewert & the Two Dragons (EE) and Juan Zelada (ES) will take the stage at Eurosonic after their performance at the EBBA Awards ceremony. Eurosonic takes place from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 January in the city center of Groningen.

The European Border Breakers Awards
The EBBA Awards are handed out by the European Commission to ten European artists who have proven to be successful in crossing borders with their first international release in Europe. The other six winners are: Nabiha  (DK), French  Films (FI), Emeli  Sandé (UK), Of  Monsters and Men (IS), Amor Electro (PTl) and Niki and the Dove (SW).

Vote for your 3 favourite winners and win trip to EBBA Awards ceremony
Until December 21, 2012 the European public can vote for their favourite EBBA Awards winners. The EBBA Awards winner with most votes will win the Public `Choice Award. By voting, European music fans have the chance to win a trip to the EBBA Awards ceremony to see many of the winning acts perform. The public are invited to vote online:

EBBA Awards ceremony
The EBBA Award winners will receive their awards in a televised ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, The Netherlands, on 9 January 2013. The award ceremony – including performances from many of the winning acts – is recorded and broadcast by Dutch National Television (NTR) and will also receive European coverage through TV channels and radio stations associated with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and others.

About Eurosonic Noorderslag
Eurosonic is the showcase festival for the most current and promising European acts taking place from 9th to 11th January in multiple venues in Groningen. Eurosonic is part of Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European Music Conference and Showcase Festival.

Information about Eurosonic Noorderslag can be found on:
For more information about the EBBA Awards: