Now in its 28th year Eurosonic Noorderslag takes place from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th January 2014, 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.
Eurosonic Air (free open air music stage): Kensington, La Pegatina, Navarone, and De Staat, with more tba.
Eurosonic: (Latest additions) Broken Brass Ensemble, Kid Karate, Jungle by Night.
They join Amber Run, Ballet School, Bear’s Den, Bed Rugs, Bent Van Looy, Birth of Joy, Blaenavon, Bo Saris, Bongo Botrako, Brother & Bones, Cheveu, Chuckamuck, Coldair, Daithí, Daniel Drumz, Daniel James, Denai Moore, East India Youth, Eefje de Visser, Electric Litany, Elephants From Neptune, Elliphant, Envy, Geppetto & the Whales, Girl Band, Go Back To The Zoo, Gudrun von Laxenburg, Gugabriel, Hella Comet, I Am Legion, Ian Clement, INVSN, Jacco Gardner, Julien Mier, Kid Astray, Le Galaxie, Liar, Lonely The Brave, Lower, Lulu James, Maison du Malheur, MØ, Mozes and the Firstborn, Neosignal, Oyama, Paus, Repetitor, Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co., Rhodes, Royal Blood, Saint Raymond, Sam Smith, Scarlett O’Hanna, Seward, Slick Shoota, Soul Sister Dance Revolution, Tangarine, Tensnake, The Hypnotic Eye, The Mispers, Thomas Azier, Tomas Barfod, Tourist, Alice Boman, Attwenger, Baby in Vain, Berndsen, Black Lizard, C+C=Maxigross, Charity Children, Circa Waves, Compact Disk Dummies, Dans Dan, Den Sorte Skole, Drenge, Electric Eye, Farao, Flying Horseman, Headbirds, Hermigervill, His Electro Blue Voice, Hozier, Hudson Taylor, Jaakko Eino Kalev, Jungle, Kat Frankie, Larry Gus, Lowing, M+A, Madensuyu, Manu Delago Handmade, Mariam the Believer, Mighty Oaks, MONEY, N’toko, NoNoNo, Okta Logue, Owlle, Pablo Nouvelle, Pional, The Black Heart Rebellion, The Charm The Fury, The Limiñanas, The Wands, Tiger Bell, Train of Thoughts, Trippy Turtle, Wild Beasts, Klangarussell, Cid Rim, Fuckhead, T-Shit, Float Fall, Melanie De Biasio, Milky Chance, D E N A, Linkoban, Femme en Fourrure, Desto, La Femme, Benjamin Clementine, Aufgang, Christine and the Queens, Sisy Ey, Prata Vetra, Djaikovski, Andre Bratten, The Weatherman, Truckfighters, Postilijonen, Sumie, George Ezra, Embers, Coely, Vismets, Siluet, Deaths, Shiny Darkly, Winny Puhh, Noah Kin, Fauve, Claire, Exclusive, Anna and the Barbies, The Vintage Caravan, Luca Sapio, The Strypes, Say Yes Dog, Mahagon, Kensington, Mister and Mississippi, Emilie Nicolas, KAMP, Richie Campbell, Kostrok, Jenny Wilson, Kate Boy, The Animen, Kadebostany, Bondax, The Vegetable Orchestra, Ja Panik, Ghost Capsules, Koenigleopold, Russkaja, Sex Jams, and Tirana.
Noorderslag (Dutch music): Latest acts Katadreuffe, MC Fit, Mr Probz, Sandra van Nieuwland, The Silverfaces, and Nigel & Thom.
They join Boaz van de Beatz, Cairo Liberation Front, Clean Pete, Eefje de Visser, Sky Pilots, The Hard Way, Wolvon, Wonder, Adam & The Relevants, Afterpartees, Thomas Azier, Birth of Joy, Black Bottle Riot, Michael Prins, Suit and Tie Johns, Taymir, Adje, Baskerville, BlackboxRed, Bo Saris, Broederliefde, Chef'Special, De Staat, Digitzz, Monomyth, Rita Zipora, Sofie Winterson, and The Future's Dust.
For it's 28th edition with Austria named as the focus country.
Tickets, like last year sold out the week they went on sale.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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