The UK's own Be Charlotte and Ward Thomas, are among the first 28 acts announced for Eurosonic Noorderslag festival, now in its 31st year, which takes place from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th January 2017, in the picturesque university town of Grongingen in the Netherlands.
Eurosonic Noorderslag is one of Europe's premiere live music industry conference and showcase festivals. The festival showcases by 260 up-and-coming acts from UK and Europe alongside a conference with 100 panels, keynote speakers, interviews and meetings.
Other first acts to be announced are Alma, Anna Of The North, Bandmaster, Baptiste W. Hamon, Bohemian Betyars, Cleveland, Drangsa, Der Hunds, Flex Fab, Glowie, Hare Squead, Indian Askin, Inner Tongue, IRAH, Jakob Kobal, Damian Lynn, Marta Ren & the Groovelvets, Mustii, NOEP, Rein, Stray Dogg, Tepes, Joan Thiele, Viagra Boys, and Warhaus.
The festival has announced it will have music from Portugal as the showcase focus for 2017.
Eurosonic booker Robert Meijerink said, "We always see a number of acts standing out each year. Of the bands playing at the 2016 edition of Eurosonic, Norwegian singer AURORA and Belgian act Lost Frequencies have done incredibly well over the last year. They really broke through internationally."
The festival's creative director Peter Smidt added, "That is exactly what Eurosonic Noorderslag stands for. Giving bands who have a certain success in their home countries a push to break through internationally. And the EBU stations are very important for that."
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
To attend Eurosonic Noorderslag as a conference delegate you need to be registered. A full Eurosonic Noorderslag pass includes access to the four day festival and conference, the Innovative Production Fair and Conference, online delegates database, the Eurosonic Noorderslag delegates directory and the conference bag.
Tickets for the conference are available through the ESNS website. Festival tickets will be available this autumn.
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