Portugal to be showcase nation at next year’s Eurosonic Noorderslag

NETHERLANDS / PORTUGAL: In January 2017, Portugal will be the Country Focus at Europe’s biggest professional conference and showcase festival: Eurosonic Noorderslag.

The musical programme of Eurosonic 2017 will therefore feature an exponentially higher presentation of Portuguese artists, who will have the opportunity to showcase their new music before an audience of over 4000 music industry professionals, including booking agents, 400 festivals and other first-rank music professionals potentiating the circulation and internationalisation of new European artists.

At the invitation of WHY Portugal, Portugal’s new music exchange platform, three of the main project leads from Eurosonic participated in an exclusive press conference at NOS Primavera Sound in Porto past weekend, and proposed the following:

  • To gather several representatives from the Portuguese music business to inform on the general importance of the Eurosonic festival in the panorama of presenting and breaking new European musical artists.
  • To highlight to the Portuguese industry, guests, partners and media the advantages and relevance of a Country Focus feature such as the Portugal 2017 country focus, at an event of this stature and magnitude.
  • To inform on some of the best practices and ways through which Portuguese professionals and festivals can usefully extract value from the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference at the networking meetings, receptions and conferences that take place at Groningen’s Oosterport, as well as clarify any doubts with regards to this important aspect.

At the end of the session, WHY Portugal and Eurosonic Noorderslag officials will remain available for individual interviews regarding the presentations.
Eurosonic Noorderslag
NOS Primavera Sound
WHY Portugal