The European Music Conference and Showcase Festival 
Eurosonic Noorderslag announces first acts for 2013


Eurosonic Noorderslag is gearing up for it’s 27th edition, which will take place from 9th to 12th January in The Netherlands. Presenting a broad variety of the best European talent throughout the city of Groningen, Eurosonic Noorderslag is an important platform for new European artists, playing a vital role in the development and circulation of talent in Europe and beyond.

With support from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Yourope and Network Europe, Eurosonic Noorderslag is able to offer additional exposure to the performing artists in addition to their own  ETEP (European Talent Exchange Program). Since the start of the ETEP program in 2003 a total of 1145 shows by 418 European artists were presented at the 60 ETEP festivals (2003 – 2010)

Steaming Satellites (AT), Gaëtan Streel (BE), Netsky live (BE), SX (BE), Krista (BG), 77 Bombay Street (CH), Hathors (CH), Floex (CZ), Captain Capa (DE), Tonbandgerät (DE), The Good The Bad (DK), Iiris (EE), LCMDF (FI), SKIP THE USE (FR), Cimbaliband (HU), Little Green Cars (IE), Ásgeir Trausti (IS), A Toys Orchestra (IT), Mutiny On The Bounty (LU), Bingagroove (MD), Blaudzun (NL), Mikhael Paskalev (NO), Orelha Negra (PT), Anna von Hausswolff (SE), Jake Bugg (GB).


Many bands have showcased at Eurosonic Noorderslag and gone on to be successful and established festival acts including; Blood Red Shoes, Digitalism, Dry the River. Emeli Sande, FM Belfast, Franz Ferdinand, Goose, Infadels, James Vincent McMorrow, Kaizers Orchestra, Lianne La Havas, Lykke Li, Niki & the Dove, Selah Sue, The Ting Tings , The XX , White Lies, Yelle, zZz

“I played a small show at Eurosonic Noorderslag upstairs in the grand theatre and after the show all these people came up to me saying they wanted to book me for their festival, so it’s really where everything began for me and from then on it has led to incredible things” James Vincent McMorrow, Ireland

For more information on all the confirmed acts check the website:

New acts will also be released through the social media channels in the coming weeks:


Event Registration:To attend Eurosonic Noorderslag as a conference delegate you need to be registered. A full Eurosonic Noorderslag passepartout includes access to the festival, the conference, online delegates database, the Eurosonic Noorderslag delegates directory and the conference bag.  Register online here –

Medium rate: 270 Euros (Deadline 11th October)
Late rate: 310 Euros ( Deadline 13th December) 
Walk up rate:  375 Euros (from 14th December onwards)


About Eurosonic Noorderslag
Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe’s most important live music industry conference and showcase festival for European talent. With over 2800 delegates, showcases by 260 artists and a conference with 100 panels, keynote speakers, interviews and meetings, EuroSonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, European artists, international music industry professionals and organizations.