Eurosonic Noorderslag 2011

Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th January 2011
various venues in Grongingen, Netherlands, The Netherlands
90 euros (approx £75) - SOLD OUT
last updated: Wed 12th Jan 2011

Now in its 25th year Eurosonic Noorderslag takes place from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th January 2011, in the picturesque university town of Grongingen in the Netherlands. Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe's premiere live music industry conference and showcase festival. The festival showcases by 260 up-and-coming acts from UK and Europe alongside a conference with 100 panels, keynote speakers, interviews and meetings.


The latest additions are Star Slinger, Caro Emerald, Olof Arnalds, Annasaid, Crystal Fighters, Francis International Airport, Go Back to the Zoo, Krach, Lars Ludvig Lofgren, Nikoo, Ralph de Jongh & the Crazy Hearts, Retro Stefson, Stefan Schill Band, Tommy Ebben & the Small Town Villains, Rachel Sermanni, Styrofoam, Mightyfools, Alamo Race Track, Antillectual, Blaudzun, Daily Bread, De Staat, Death Letters, Eklin, My Favorite Scar, Paceshifters and Wende. The Noorderslag program has also expanded with 30 new names, such as A Silent Express, Baskerville (Live), Beans & Fatback, Kleine Viezerik, Lilian Hak, The Opposites, Palmbomen, Sef, Skip & Die and The Tunes.

Acts for Euronic are Absynthe Minded, Acid Washed, Adept, Agnes Obel, Aides, Airship, Akaga, Alamo Race Track, Anni B Sweet, Aucan, awkward i, Ólöf Arnalds, Balthazar, Ben Howard, Blaudzun, Britta Persson, Broken Glass Heroes, Bye Bye Bicycle, Charlie Jones' Big Band, Cocoon, Coldair, Cuibul, Curry & Coco, Daily Bread, De Staat, Death Letters, Delorean, Destine, DeWolff, Dikta, Diversidad, Drums Are For Parades, Dry the River, Dufresne, Eklin, Endless Dark, EZ Basic, Filewile, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Gablé, Ginga, Giulia y los Tellarini, Go Back To The Zoo, Golden Kanine, Graffiti6, Heathers, Hundreds, Indigo Tree, Islet, James Vincent Mc Morrow, Junip, K-X-P, Kellermensch, Klerkx and the Secret, Knalpot, Kraantje Pappie, Kvelertak, Kyst, LaBrassBanda, Laura Jansen, Malika Ayane, Mamas Gun, Mesta, Moddi, Monarchy, Moss, Murder, My Bubba & Mi, OqueStrada, Ost & Kjex, OY, Paceshifters, Palmbomen, Partyharders, Retro/Grade, Saint Lu, Sean Riley & the Slowriders, Selah Sue, Shaking Godspeed, The Black Atlantic, The Crookes, The Inspector Cluzo, The King Blues, The Latebirds, The Sore Losers, The Staves, The Van Jets, Thee Attacks, This Is The Kit, Tim Knol, Traumkapitän, Vinnie Who, Wallace Vanborn, Wende, Who Knew, and Wolf People.

Noorderslag (Dutch) acts include Bart van der Lee, Beans & Fatback, Chef'Special, Dazzled Kid, Eefje, Go Back To The Zoo, Gomes vs Brutuzz, Goslink, Handsome Poets, Houses, I am Oak, Jungle by Night, Kensington, Kleine Viezerik, Lilian Hak, Lola Kite, Lucky Fonz & de Felle Kleuren, MakeBelieve, Mamas Gun, Mesta, Moss, Only Seven Left, Palmbomen, Perquisite, Ruben Hein, Schradinova, The Black Atlantic, The Opposites, The Secret Love Parade, The Tunes, and Tim Knol.


All tickets have sold out. There were different types of tickets for the festival in Groningen:
Eurosonic and Noorderslag 4 night ticket (12 until 15 January): €90 (conference not included)
Eurosonic (The European showcase festival), 13 & 14 January, different venues: €50
Noorderslag (main barometer for Dutch popmusic), 15 January, De Oosterpoort: €50
Special ticket for 12 January (warming up night at a few venues in the centre): €5.

New stage

Eurosonic Air is a new free stage at the 'Grote Markt' in Groningen hosting acts on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th January, 2011 from 8pm until midnight. This new stage is an anniversary gift to the city of Groningen from Eurosonic Noorderslag that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program consists entirely of Dutch musical talent. First confirmation is Motown-artist Waylon, on Thursday.


This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.

Getting there

By train / public transport
Groningen is about 200 km northeast of Amsterdam. Direct trains leave to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport every 30 minutes, taking around two and a half hours to get there.

By plane
The main airport is Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport), the best option is to take the direct train from there to Groningen (see above). Groningen also has a small airport, but the airport offers flights to Aberdeen only, with transfer options to and from Manchester and Norwich.

By train
Groningen city, although on the edge of the province, is a transport hub; lines running to the north of the province join the main rail network here.

Getting around

The Oosterpoort is located at walking distance form the Groningen Central Station. When exiting the station, go right (don't cross the water!) and keep following theroad. After about 700 meters you will see The Oosterpoort on your right.

The entire city centre of Groningen is off limits for cars, but there are several parking solutions, all conveniently located and reasonably priced.

Eurosonic Noorderslag offers special shuttle services that travel between the hotels and the conference. With frequent direct shuttle services all hotels located outside the city centre are connected to both conference and festival venues.

More information will be here when available.

Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th January 2011
various venues in Grongingen, Netherlands, The Netherlands
90 euros (approx £75) - SOLD OUT
last updated: Wed 12th Jan 2011

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