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December 2016



Eurosonic Noorderslag festival programme almost complete

Eurosonic Noorderslag is announcing collaborations with Appelsap and 7 Layers Sessions, and the addition of 17 new acts. Amongst them are 14-piece rap-collective Reykjavíkurdætur (is), Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (pt), Dead! (gb), Die Höchste Eisenbahn (de) and Fickle Friends (gb) will perform at Eurosonic Noorderslag. EBBA-winners filous and Walking on Cars have also confirmed that they will play at Eurosonic Noorderslag, which takes place from the 11th-14th of January in Groningen.

European Border Breakers Awards

On Wednesday, January 11, the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) will be presented to ten European Artists who are enjoying success outside their home-countries with their first release. Winners are: Alan Walker (no), Dua Lipa (gb), Era Istrefi (al), Filous (at), Hinds (es), Jaakko Eino Kalevi (fi), Jain (fr), Namika (de), Natalie la Rose (nl) and Walking on Cars (ie). One of the 2017 EBBA winners will also receive the Public Choice Award. You can place a vote up until December 23th. As well as performing at the invite only award-show EBBA winners filous and Walking on Cars will also perform during Eurosonic.

Appelsap Presents: During the festival, the Amsterdam based hiphop and electronic festival Appelsap will host their own evening in Paradigm. The Appelsap Presents line up consists of: 67 (nl), Amy Becker (gb), Azekel (gb), Jarreau Vandal (nl), Lion Kojo (nl), Mairo Nawaz (nl), NAMBYAR (nl), Rejjie Snow (ie), Siobhan Bell (gb) and Yung Nnelg (nl).

7 Layers Sessions: On Eurosonic Thursday and Friday Dutch artist Dotan and will present a special edition of his 7 Layers Sessions in Minerva Art Academy Preadiniussingel. The line-up will consist of WILDES (gb), Saint Sister (ie), Fil Bo Riva (it), Siv Jakobsen (no), Dan Owen (gb), L.A. Salami (gb), Albin Lee Meldau (se), St. Grandson (be), Matt Maltese (gb), Mahalia (gb), Mani Orrason (is), Novo Amor (gb), ADNA (se) and Soffía Björg (is).

ESNS: Platform for European music

Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping to break new acts on the international live music scene. A sold-out event each year, the Eurosonic Noorderslag attracts more than 4,000 professional delegates, including representatives of over 400 international festivals. Each year, Eurosonic Noorderslag presents showcases by more than 350 acts alongside a conference program covering the latest developments in the international music, media, production and interactive industries.