The Eurosonic Festival has become a favourite amongst artists, music professionals and music-lovers for discovering the best new European acts.
Preparations for the next Eurosonic Festival have begun, with the EBU-supported acts scheduled to be confirmed in early September. Next year's edition will mark the 20th anniversary of the EBU's involvement in this event.
The Festival, organized by Eurosonic Noorderslag with the support of the EBU and Music Moves Europe, promotes up-and-coming bands across the continent.
EBU Member broadcasters join forces to produce and record the performances of EBU-supported acts, which are then relayed via our Euroradio network to a pan-European audience.
EBU Music makes available to EBU Members the concerts taking place at the Eurosonic Festival.
In addition, we are partners with the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards (MMETA), whose winners were recently announced and will receive their prizes at the Festival.
The Eurosonic Group is the partnership of EBU stations specialized in youth programming. This unique partnership makes the EBU one of the major players on the contemporary pop music scene by developing and launching projects with festivals, artists and record companies. We also broadcast major music events, such as festivals like Roskilde, Benicassim, Paléo and Transmusicales de Rennes.
In this compilation, you'll find some of the 40 or so best acts of the past 20 years, from 1999 to 2019: Jake Bugg (Two Fingers), Ásgeir (Leyndarmál), Please the Trees (Secret Smoke), Mando Diao (Mr Moon) and Selah Sue (Ragamuffin). They're all there, plus many, many more. Check out the playlist!
Eurosonic Noorderslag is actually two festivals in one. "Eurosonic" refers to the first three days which showcases talent from across Europe at over 20 different venues, while "Noorderslag" concentrates on Dutch bands and takes place on the fourth and final day. Initially launched in 1986 as a one-day event to promote Dutch and Belgian bands, EBU radio stations joined the party in 1999.
Along with performances every evening, the conference takes place during the day, attracting over 4000 delegates, including those from over 400 international festivals. This networking platform for European music has a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene.
More info on the full line-up, conference and tickets can be found at eurosonic-noorderslag.nl.