Eurosonic Noorderslag kicks off next week


With the European showcase festival and conference Eurosonic Noorderslag kicking off next week the program is now complete.  Taking place from 9th to 12th January 2013 Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, European artists, international music and interactive industry professionals and organisations.
Eurosonic NoorderslagWith over 300 of the hottest new European artists confirmed for the 2013 edition, Eurosonic Noorderslag presents a broad variety of the best European talent throughout the city of Groningen in 40 different venues.

Eurosonic Noorderslag has been responsible for kick-starting thecareers of many European artists including; Agnes Obel, Ben L’Oncle Soul Blood Red Shoes, Caro Emerald, Crystal Fighters, De Staat, Digitalism, Dry the River. Emeli Sande, FM Belfast, Franz Ferdinand, Goose, Iceage, Infadels, James Blake, James Vincent McMorrow, Kaizers Orchestra, Lianne La Havas, Lykke Li, Niki & the Dove, Nobody Beats the Drum, Selah Sue, Team Me, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, The Ting Tings , The XX , Triggerfinger, White Lies, Yelle, zZz.  Who will be the new stars of 2013.


View the full festival schedule here


Conference Program

During the conference music industry heavyweights will take centre stage with Tunecore founder Jeff Price presenting the opening keynote presentation on Thursday, followed by Martin Mills from Beggars Banquet on Friday.

Ray Cokes journeys back to Groningen for two special showcases featuring Dutch and international artists. This is a unique opportunity to discover established and new bands in an informal, entertaining and interactive environment.  You can expect a talk show with a difference, live music performed acoustically and the audience as an integral part of the show.

Top interactive companies will be there to advise on the ever changing digital landscape including a keynote by digital music and media strategist Mark Mulligan and Google?s view on music and the creative industry.

The European Festival Association Yourope will present three panels covering topics including cashless payment systems, festival insurance and festival contracts, Go Group bring green issues to the forefront including renewable energy and greener camping, with other topics including festival ticket sales presented by Pollstar, crowdfunding concerts with Songkicks CEO Ian Hogarth and Jason Edwards, Natasha Bent, Rob Challice, Steve Strange and Tom Windish, in the Agents panel.


View the full conference schedule here




As well as all the talks and seminars and live artists performing, there are also award ceremonies to reward the best European artists and festivals. 

The European Border Breakers Awards will take place on Wednesday 9th January in a televised live show presented by Jools Holland awarding ten European debuting artists, who have been successful beyond national borders.

More info here


Following that will be the European Festival Awards presented by Yourope and Virtual Festivals Europe: a series of awards for the best European festivals with the aim of promoting the great diversity of European festivals.

More info here 


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 –

Walk up rate:  375 Euros (from 14th December onwards)


Andrea Bassanelli

Sono Andrea Bassanelli, giornalista specializzato nel settore tecnologico e della comunicazione da più di trent'anni e da dieci anni editore nel settore HIFI, DIY, HITECH, MOTO, AUTO, CINEMA, ANNUNCI ECONOMICI, CUCINA, PESCA, FUNGHI e qualcos'altro ancora a venire... Ho iniziato a lavorare come giornalista nel lontano 1983, scrivendo per molti gruppi editoriali prestigiosi come IL SOLE 24 ORE, MONDADORI, RIZZOLI CORRIERE DELLA SERA, GRUPPO EDITORIALE SUONO, solo per citarne alcuni. Mi occupo di informatica, tecnologia, hi-fi, internet, comunicazione con grande attenzione a tutto il variegato mondo del web. Ho fondato e diretto diverse aziende e collaborato come consulente con decine di società, sia in Italia che all'estero.

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