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December 2016



Line-up complete, acts recommended by international media

With the addition of Era Istefi (al), Luwten (nl) and a lot of local talent the festival-programme of Eurosonic Noorderslag is complete. With over 350 showcases the festival is one of the best places to discover new music. This is why Eurosonic Noorderslag asked its international media contacts which acts out of the 2017 line-up are the ones to watch.

  • Festival timetables will be published tomorrow at 12 am (CET).


Eurosonic Noorderslag asked 34 of their media contacts to send us their top 5 acts ‘to watch’ out of the ESNS17 line-up. The ten acts that were mentioned the most are:

  • Amber Arcades (nl)
  • Anna Meredith (gb)
  • Anna of the North (no)
  • Her (fr)
  • Mémoria de Peixe (pt)
  • Sløtface (no)
  • Skott (se)
  • Best Youth (pt)
  • First Breath After a Coma (pt)
  • Roosevelt (de)

The following international media were asked for their recommendations: 3FM, 3voor12, Clash, Dagblad van het Noorden, De Volkskrant, DIY, DR/P6 Beat, Drowned in Sound, ERR Raadio 2, Faze, Full Moon, Gigwise, Hot Press, Intro, IQ, Les Inrocks, Libération, Loud & Quiet, MTVA Petöfi, MusikWoche, NRK P3, Radio Belgrade One, Radio France, Radio Fritz, Record of the Day, RTÉ Radio, RTP Antena 3, RTV SLO Val 202, Ruhrbarone, The 405, The Line of Best Fit, The Sabotage Times, Visions and When the Gramophone Rings.

Local talent, confirmed for Eurosonic

Abdomen (nl), Blackbriar (nl), Dokter Watjes (nl), Hans Hanneman (nl), Mandrake’s Monster (nl), Money & the Man (nl), Ortega (nl), Pendants (nl), Toll (nl), Loop Alley (nl), The Movement (nl), Timo de Jong (nl).

Grunnsonic, talent from Groningen (free programme)

A Fugitive, Arch origin, BDKR, Boyz in the Woods, Cazz Major, City of Life, De Kat, DraMali, Drico, Electropoëzie, Former, Haas, Hans Hannemann, Hollow Men, HoppaH, Jeftuz, J’lectroniq, Joost Dijkema, KIN, Kinoo, Kira, Kraantje Pappie, Manzi, Marble Heart, McScallywag, Meadowlake, Model Depose, Mr. Memoir, MyDearestDear, Orange Skyline, Roberto Tan, Roelie Vuitton, Roëndy Rosanjo, Santa Fé, Sascha Elisah, Savannah, Stuart Mavis, The Binary Mind, The Blind Roofers, The Movement, The Rising Sun, Vera’s Charm, Victors Village, View for a Day, Vikings in Tibet, We Love You Sally Lightfoot and Willie Darktrousers.

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. Selling out each year, the event attracts more than 4,000 professional delegates, including representatives of over 400 international festivals. Each year, Eurosonic Noorderslag presents 350 showcases alongside a conference program covering the latest developments in the international music, media, production and interactive industries.