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September 2016



First European artists confirmed for Eurosonic Noorderslag

Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017 (11th– 14th January) has confirmed the first 28 names for the festival programme. The event will present the most relevant new European acts and is actively supported and broadcast by 27 radio stations of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) – that makes Eurosonic Noorderslag also one of the biggest radio events in Europe.


ALMA, fi (supported by YLE X + Music Finland)
Anna of the North, no (supported by NRK/P3 – Norway)
Bandmaster, it (supported by Latvijas Radio/Radio 5)
Baptiste W. Hamon, fr (supported by Radio France/FIP)
Be Charlotte, gb (supported by BBC/Radio1)
Bohemian Betyars, lu (supported by ERSL/Radio 100.7)
Cleveland, hu (MR2/Petöfi Rádió)
Drangsal, de (supported by ARD)
Der Hunds, bg (supported by BNR)
FlexFab, ch (supported by Couleur 3)
Glowie (is, supported by RUV/RAS2)
Hare Squead, ie (supported by RTE/2FM)
Indian Askin, nl (supported by NPO/3FM)
Inner Tongue, at (supported by ORF/FM4)
IRAH, dk (supported by DR/P6 Beat)
Jakob Kobal, si, (supported by Radio Slovenija/Val202)
Damian Lynn, ch (supported by SRF3/Flex Fab RTS Couleur 3)
Marta Ren & the Groovelvets, pt (supported by RDP/Antena 3)
Mustii, be (supported by RTBF/Pure FM)
NOËP, ee (supported by ER/Raadio 2)
Rein, se (supported by SR/P3)
Roosevelt, de (supported by ARD)
Stray Dogg, rs (supported by 29. RTS, Radio Belgrade One)
Tepes, md (supported by MDA Radio Moldova Muzical)
Joan Thiele, it (supported by RAI/Radio 2)
Ward Thomas, gb (supported by BBC/Radio1)
Viagra Boys, se (supported by SR/P3)
Warhaus, be (supported by VRT/Studio Brussel)

Press quotes
“We always see a number of acts standing out each year,” says Eurosonic booker Robert Meijerink. “Of the bands playing at the 2016 edition of Eurosonic, Norwegian singer AURORA and Belgian act Lost Frequencies have done incredibly well over the last year. They really broke through internationally.” Creative director Peter Smidt concludes: “That is exactly what Eurosonic Noorderslag stands for. Giving bands who have a certain success in their home countries a push to break through internationally. And the EBU stations are very important for that.’
Laurent Marceau, in charge of pop music at Euroradio (EBU) complimented Eurosonic Noorderslag: “For us, this is the event to discover what happens with bands and acts in other European countries. Eurosonic always brings an edgy programme together, one that always reflects the state of pop music across a broad range of European countries, as well as on European radio. We are really proud the European Broadcasting Union is part of this unique event.”

Eurosonic Noorderslag is the platform for European music: not just a festival, but also a conference and extensive media event, with radio and TV broadcasts all over Europe. During the conference, a multitude of topics are addressed concerning both the Dutch and European music sectors. The focus of the conference is on music, media and innovation, topics that are discussed in program lines such as the Future of Media, Buma Music meets Tech and EPIC, which covers production and innovation at festivals.
Also, at Eurosonic Noorderslag, a number of awards are handed out, including the European Border Breakers Awards, the European Festival Awards, the Pop Media Prijs and the Pop Prijs. More details will be revealed soon.

European Broadcasting Union
The European Broadcasting union (EBU) is the world’s largest association of national broadcasters. As in previous years, the EBU will be broadcasting radio shows live from Eurosonic Noorderslag to several European countries. On top of that, last year the EBBA tv-show was broadcast by 16 EBU-member public broadcasters around Europe.

About Eurosonic Noorderslag
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. Selling out each year, the event attracts close to 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 programme covering the latest developments in international music media, production and interactive industries.

Tickets for the conference are available through the ESNS website. Festival tickets will be available this autumn.