NETHERLANDS: Eurosonic Noorderslag has finalised its upcoming edition’s genre-spanning line-up 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 January 11 – 14 in Groningen. From pop, rock, indie, folk and everything in between, Eurosonic Noorderslag touts itself as 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.
Check the line-up page to see all confirmed acts for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017.
As well as all the 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.
For more information, check out Eurosonic Noorderslag’s official website.