Eurosonic Noorderslag are excited to complete this year’s genre-spanning lineup with the addition of Era Istefi (al), Hans Hanneman (nl), Kraantje Pappie (nl), Luwten (nl), Orange Skyline (nl), Parels van de Jordaan (nl), and Stuart Mavis (nl). Over 350 artists from over 31 European countries will perform at the showcase festival which takes place from the 11th – 14th of January in Groningen. From pop, rock, indie, folk and everything in between, Eurosonic Noorderslag is the place to discover the best new and breakthrough talent of 2017.
Each year Eurosonic Noorderslag highlights a different country, showcasing the diverse musical talent across Europe. This year Portugal will be the focus country taking centre stage, organised in cooperation with WHY Portugal. A total of 21 acts from Portugal will be performing at the showcase festival in January: :papercutz, Batida presents The Almost Perfect DJ, Best Youth, DJ Firmeza, Dj Ride, First Breath After Coma, Gisela João, Glockenwise, Holy Nothing, Marta Ren & the Groovelvets, Memória de Peixe, Moonshiners, NEEV, Noiserv, Octa Push, Rodrigo Leão, Sam Alone and the Gravediggers, The Gift, The Happy Mess, Throes + The Shine and We Bless This Mess. Find out more about the Portuguese acts at #ESNS17.
Check the lineup page to see all confirmed acts for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017.
As well as all the amazing new acts performing at the event this year’s conference programme includes top-tier keynote speakers such as BBC Radio 1’s Head of Music Chris Pryce, Legendary German promoter Ossy Hoppe, SXSW conference programmer Todd Hansen and Seymour Stein co-founder of US label Sire. Topics up for discussion range from ‘The Future of Media’, ‘Where are Women in the European Live music industry?’, ‘Labels, Media & Festivals’ and ‘Music Venues in Europe’. The conference takes place in the Oosterpoort as part of the festival. Find out more about the conference programme.
Eurosonic Noorderslag asked its international media contacts which acts out of the 2017 line up are the ones to watch. Check out the most recommended acts below.
The following media submitted 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.
European Border Breaker Awards
On 11 January 2017, the Dutch city of Groningen hosts the 14th European Border Breakers Awards, the European music show dedicated to up-and-coming bands and acts. The Awards this year go to Alan Walker (no), Jaakko Eino Kalevi (fi), Namika (de), Hinds (es), Filous (at), Jain (fr), Dua Lipa (gb), Era Istrefi (al), Natalie La Rose (nl) and Walking on Cars (ie). The awards recognise new acts based on success outside their own country. The Awards are a chance to discover and celebrate the best of contemporary European music.
All the winners will feature in the award show, hosted by celebrated musician and presenter Jools Holland. The show will be recorded for TV and is available to all European public broadcasting stations.
Discover Eurosonic Noorderslag
With no less than 350 up-and-coming acts Eurosonic Noorderslag is one of the best places to discover new music. This year Eurosonic Noorderslag is introducing six Discover Eurosonic Noorderslag playlists on Spotify. Segmented by genre, these playlists are the easiest and most comprehensive way of checking the program out.
• Folk & Acoustic
Eurosonic Noorderslag tickets and Noorderslag tickets are now sold out, with limited Eurosonic day tickets and conference registrations available.
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 program covering the latest developments in the international music, media, production and interactive industries.