Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival 2014Festivals / Groningen
January 15-18, Various times
Eurosonic Noorderslag is the biggest and most important showcase festival for European music.
It takes place over four days and is filled with hundreds of performances by promising musicians from all over the EU. The event itself consists of a professional music conference plus two festivals: Eurosonic and Noorderslag.
Eurosonic takes place from Wednesday to Friday with musicians from all over Europe (many of whom are famous in their home countries).
The Noorderslag Festival is on Saturday and focuses exclusively on home-grown talent, with Dutch musicians of all genres filling its stages.
Eurosonic Noorderslag also organises a series of exciting awards shows and live discussions on the music industry.
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Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival Highlights
› 3.000 delegates, showcases by 290 artists and a conference with 150 panels, keynote speakers, interviews and meetings.
› Associated meeting of the European Talent Exchange Program (ETEP).
› Announcement of the "Popprijs" ("Pop Prize" with a focus on Dutch music) and various other international awards.
› The European Border Breakers Award Show will take place, focusing on European artists who have had success beyond their homelands: vote for your favourite here.
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