Now in its 29th year Eurosonic Noorderslag takes place from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th January 2015, 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 Twin Atlantic, The Ting Tings, Jacco Gardner, Blaudzun, Melanie De Biasio, The Common Linnets, PAUW, Beans & Fatback, Birth of Joy, Jett Rebel, Kensington, Maarten Vos, Maison Du Malheur, The KIK, Afterpartees, Asbjørn, Batida, Bokoesam, Broederliefd, Cho, Dillenburg, Falco Benz, Feis, Förtress, Fossils, Gosto, Jungle by Night, Monomyth, My Bubba, Pitto, Ronnie Flex, Sarah-Jane, SBMG, Sevdaliza, Sue the Night, The Afterveins, The Black Cult, The Indien, The Miseries, The Sensational Second Cousins, Yuko Yuko, and zZz..
They join Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Staves, Rae Morris, Freddie Dickson, Sunset Sons, God Damn, Heymoonshaker, Marmozets, All We Are, Flo Morrissey, Shura, Cristobal and the Sea, Acid Baby Jesus, All the Luck in the World, Alo Wala, Andreas Moe, Birds that Change Colour, Chef'Special, Condor Gruppe, Cotton Claw, DeWolff, Intergalactic Lovers, Intertwine, Isaac Delusion, Kormac, Kuenta i Tambu, Mister and Mississippi, Moaning Cities, Moodoïd, Odd Hugo, Ogris Debris, Raketkanon, Shaka Ponk, Soldier's Heart, The Algorithm, Urban Cone, Warm Graves.
Acts announced also include Aquilo, Bad Breeding, Dolomite Minor, Ella Eyre, Gavin James, Gengahr, Happyness, James Bay, Låpsley, Orla Gartland, Palace, Sisters, Acid Arab, AnnenMayKantereit, Black Flower, Bombay Show Pig, Bulbul, Cairo Liberation Front, Dakh Daughters, Die Nerven, FM Laeti, FOR BDK, Go Go Berlin, GODS, Joana Serrat, Joco, Jonas Alaska, Joy Wellboy, JoyCut, Klaus Johann Grobe, Le Vasco, Little Dots, Mapei, Mina Tindle, Mountain bike, Mourn, Neøv, Ninos du Brasil, Oso Leone, Punake, Robbing Millions, Sevdaliza, Spidergawd, Taymir, The Hearing, The Micronaut, Tourist LeMC, Zentralheizung of Death (Des Todes), All Tvvins, Ambertraps, Apes On Tapes, Aurora Aksnes, Beatrice Eli, Biga*Ranx, Bilderbuch, Boxerin Club, Carnival Youth, Clap! Clap!, Deers, Emil Landman, Frankie Animal, Ibeyi, Jake Isaac, John Coffey, Kate Havnevik, Kovacs, Lary, Li-Lo, Maika Makovski, Malky, Manon Meurt, Moullinex, Narcosatanicos, Naras Loves You, Nouveau Vélo, O. J. Band, Oscar & the Wolf, Puts Marie, Rebeka, Seinabo Sey, Soak, Softengine, Sväva, SÅµnami, Szabó Balázs Bandája, Talisco, The Mysterons, The Riptide Movement, Triana Park, Typhoon, Village, Yokko, and Zip Coed
Also confirmed are Mammút, Árstíðir, dj. flugvél og geimskip, Fufanu, Kaleo, Kiasmos, Júníus Meyvant, Low Roar, M-Band, Óbó, Rökkurró, Samaris, Skálmöld, Sóley, Sólstafir, Tonik Ensemble, Vök, Ylja, and Young Karin, from Iceland which was named as the focus country for 2015.
Plus Noorderslag confirmations include Ares, Cookachoo, Fumaça Preta, GANZ, Kypski, Mr Polska , SKIP&DIE, Snowapple, Sumera, and Swinder.
Tickets usually sell out on the week they go on sale. The prices have not yet been announced and nor has the on sale date.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
Registration Now Open
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.
Eurosonic Noorderslag 2015 full conference registration rates and deadlines:
€ 315,- (Late) Deadline December 12, 2014
€ 380,- (Walk Up) from December 13, 2014
Saturday only pass:
€ 135,- (Late) Deadline December 12, 2014
€ 150,- (Walk Up) from December 13, 2014
Agenda Eurosonic Noorderslag 2015:
Wed January 14: European Border Breakers Awards, European Festival Awards, Eurosonic festival
Thurs January 15: Conference, Eurosonic festival, Innovative Production Fair & Conference
Fri January 16: Conference, Eurosonic festival, Innovative Production Fair & Conference
Sat January 17: Conference, Noorderslag festival, Innovative Production Fair & Conference
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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