Eurosonic Noorderslag 2016

Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th January 2016
various venues, Grongingen, Groningen, The Netherlands MAP
from 70 euros
daily capacity: 38500
last updated: Fri 4th Dec 2015

Now in its 30th year Eurosonic Noorderslag takes place from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th January 2016, 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.


Added to the line-up of Eurosonic: Alina Orlova, Better Person, Bokka, Brodka, Budapest Bár, Carnival Youth, Chloe Martini, Dubioza Kollektiv, Etik & Worldly Savages, Fallgrapp, Golan, Golden Parazyth, Holographic Human Element, Hornsman Coyote & Soulcraft, Ingrid Lukas, Ivan & the Parazol, Jonathan, June, K-Ross, Koala Voice, Kieslowski, Ludovik Material, Maarja Nuut, Middlemist Red, Momend, Mydy Rabycad, Nikki Louder, Ocho Macho, The Big Bluff, Them Moose Rush, Ti, Trad.Attack, VR/Nobody, and Walter Schnitzelsson.

The following acts were confirmed for Noorderslag: All the King's Daughters, Amber Arcades, Blue Crime, Bökkers, Dazzled Sticks, Death Alley, Drummakid, Echo Movis, Gallowstreet, Haty Haty, Iguana Death Cult, Max Meser, Midas, My Baby, Sef, St Tropez, Tears & Marble, The Homesick, Thijs Boontjes Dans- en Showorkest, Umeme Afrorave, Birth of Joy, Keljet, Klyne, Rondé, The Brahms, Charl Delemarre, Gerson Main, Lucas Hamming, Oij, Mandrake’s Monster, and Zitakula.

They join Afterpartees, Alvaro Soler, Aurora, Douglas Firs, Filous, Forever Pavot, Hydrogen Sea, James Hersey, Lea Porcelain, Oscar and the Wolf, Seinabo Sey, Soak, Alex Vargas, Amber Arcades, Bachar Mar Khalifé, Barns Courtney, Bazzookas, Be Forest, Black Honey, C. Duncan, Chantal Acda, Charlie Cunningham, Charlotte OC, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Coma, Craig Gallagher, Dagny, Daniel Docherty, Desert Mountain Tribe, Douwe Bob, Dream Koala, Dubioza Kolektiv, Eera, Eriksson Delcroix, Fallgrapp, Georgia, Go March, Go!Zilla, Guts, Gwilym Gold, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, Hexvessel, Holy Strays, Hooton Tennis Club, Hornsman Coyote & Soulcraft, Hyphen Hyphen, I Will, I Swear, I Am Oak, Illuminine, It It Anita, James Gruntz, Johanan, Julian & Der Fux, Kasbo, Kieslowski, King Charles, King Dalton, Koala Voice, Leyya, Lost Frequencies, Ludovik Material, Lydmor & Bon Homme, Maarja Nuut, Marble Sounds, Me And My Drummer, Mieux, Mydy Rabycad, Nikki Louder, Nothing But Thieves, Ocellot, Oscar, Otherkin, Pink street Boys, Projekt Rakija, Promise and the Monster, Rag'n Bone Man, Rationale, Rome, Royce Wood Junior, Rusangano Family, Sarah & Julian, Saveus, Schmieds Puls, Seafret, SG Lewis, Shake Shake Go, Smerz, Soom T, Stormzy, SVPER, The Big Moon, The Black Heart Rebellion, The Germans, The Hot Sprockets, The K., The Parrots, The Sweet Life Society, Them Moose Rush, Tiny Legs Tim, Tourist LeMC, Verveine, Victoria+Jean, Vuurwerk, Walter Schnitzelsson, When 'Airy Met Fairy, White, Woodie Smalls, Yast, And The Golden Choir, Better Person, Blaue Blume, Blossoms, Branko, Broken Back, DeWolff, Erik and the Worldly Savages, FEWS, Fjaak, FuGu Mango, Graham Candy, Grandbrothers, Guadalupe Plata , Hasta, Ingrid Lukas, Jeanne Added, Jesper Munk, Jodie Abacus, Jones, Kid Simius, Lowly, Mantar, Marc O'Reilly, Ninos du Brasil, Núria Graham, Pleasure Beach, Populous, Rat Boy, Sara Hartman, Steve'N'Seagulls, Svavar Knútur, The Deaf, The Jacques, Town of Saints, wrongonyou, Yung, A O S O O N, Alice on the Roof, Alina Orlov, Alle Farben, Antilpen Gang, Ary, Astrid S, Axel Flovent, Bastian Baker, BeGun, Bingagroove, Bokka, Briqueville, Brodka, Causes, Chloe Martini, Ciaran Lavery, Da Chick, De Underjordiske, dePresno, Dolores Haze, Douwe Bob, Elias, Fai Baba, Fakear, Forever Pavot, Frances, Fresku, Haelos, Haevn, Holographic Human Eelement, Honne, Hvob, Indian Askin, Inheaven, Jain, Jonathan, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, June, K-Ross, Katea, Kenton Slash Demon, Koala Voice, Kontinuum, Kovacs, LA M.O.D.A., Liima, Liss, Ludovik Material, Middlemist Red, Momend, Mugwump, My Baby, Nao, Mura Masa, Muck, Oaktree, Ocho Macho, Okay Kaya, Pauw, Postaal, Sacri Cuori, Samm Henshaw, Sarah P, Scarred, The Academic, The Big Bluff, The Chikitas, The Young Folk, Ti, Tom Fire, Tout Va Bien, Trad.Attack!, Vant, Violet Skies, VR:Nobody, and Whilk & Misky.

The festival has announced it will have the Central East European region as the showcase focus for 2016.


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Tickets usually sell out on the week they go on sale. The Noorderslag element has already sold out. Eurosonic tickets are priced at 70 euros.


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.

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 13th to Saturday 16th January 2016
various venues, Grongingen, Groningen, The Netherlands MAP
from 70 euros
daily capacity: 38500
last updated: Fri 4th Dec 2015

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