EuroSonic Noorderslag

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Country and Region NetherlandsGroningen
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Festival Contact Information

Stichting Noorderslag
Trompsingel 27
9724 DA Groningen
P.O. Box 566
9700 AN Groningen
The Netherlands
Phone: (+31) (0) 50 3680 244
Fax: (+31) (0) 50 3680 246

Festival Description

EuroSonic Noorderslag festival and conference takes place at multple venues in Groningen and features up-and-coming acts as well as established artists for the public and the music industry. Noorderslag Weekend is one of the most important European meeting points for contemporary music. The event is divided in two sections: NOORDERSLAG SEMINAR, the European conference about record industry for live music, and EUROSONIC, the festival where European new coming talents are presented by YOUROPE and the EBU (European Broadcast Union) radios.

Festival Dates January 15 - 18, 2014
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Festival Story:

“Eurosonic Noorderslag” is one of the most important European festival of showcases and conferences for the live music industry. With more than 2,650 accredited professionals of this sector and more than 250 showcases of the best European ta lents who perform in 41 clubs of the town, this is the right platform for the European music industry and offers a great visibility to the performing bands.

This year too, “Eurosonic” presents an extraordinary selection of the best European talents with showcases open to the public and to the professionals: booking agents, ETEP festivals (European Talent Exchange Project) among them Italia Wave Love Festival, the European Broadcasting Union, Yourope and Network Europe, the European Festivals Federation, the agency association, promoters, bookers and European music operators. Every day of the festival, the program includes more than 100 panels and conferences about the European music industry, the live music condition, tours, festivals and media’s prospects.


Festival Events:

Lineup 2014:
  • Dutch artists
    • Adam & The Relevants
    • Afterpartees
    • Thomas Azier
    • Birth of Joy
    • Black Bottle Riot
    • Michael Prins
    • Suit and Tie Johns
    • Taymir
    • The Future’s Dust
  • European artists
    • Klangarussell (AT)
    • Cid Rim (AT)
    • Fuckhead (AT)
    • T-Shit (AT)
    • Float Fall (BE)
    • Melanie De Biasio (BE)
    • Milky Chance (DE)
    • D E N A (DE)
    • Linkoban (DK)
    • Femme en Fourrure (FI)
    • Desto (FI)
    • La Femme (FR)
    • Benjamin Clementine (FR)
    • Aufgang (FR)
    • Christine and the Queens (FR)
    • Sisy Ey (IS)
    • Prata Vetra (LV)
    • Djaikovski (MK)
    • Andre Bratten (NO)
    • The Weatherman (PT)
    • Truckfighters (SE)
    • Postilijonen (SE)
    • Sumie (SE)
    • George Ezra (UK)
    • Embers (UK)... plus... Alice Boman (SE), Attwenger (AT), Baby in Vain (DK), Berndsen (IS), Black Lizard (FI), C+C=Maxigross (IT), Charity Children (DE), Circa Waves (UK), Compact Disk Dummies (BE), Dans Dans (BE), Den Sorte Skole (DK), Drenge (UK), Electric Eye (NO), Farao (uk), Flying Horseman (be), Headbirds (es), Hermigervill (is), His Electro Blue Voice (IT), Hozier (IE), Hudson Taylor (IE), Jaakko Eino Kalevi (FI), Jungle (UK), Kat Frankie (de), Larry Gus (GR), Lowing (se), M+A (IT), Madensuyu (BE), Manu Delago Handmade (AT), Mariam the Believer (SE), Mighty Oaks (DE), MONEY (UK), N’toko (SI), NoNoNo (SE), Okta Logue (DE), Owlle (FR), Pablo Nouvelle (CH), Pional (ES), The Black Heart Rebellion (BE), The Charm The Fury (NL), The Limiñanas (FR), The Wands (DK), Tiger Bell (SE), Train of Thoughts (AT), Trippy Turtle (NO) and Wild Beasts (UK).
Artist feature 2014:
  • Electric Eye (Norway)
    • January 16, 2014 — The Psych rockers, Electric Eye band will play Eurosonic Noorderslag. Hailing from Bergen, Norway, Electric Eye play droned out psych-rock inspired by the blues, India and the ever more expanding universe. The four piece released their long awaited debut LP “Pick-up, Lift-off, Space, Time” in April 2013. The album received positive mentions in Norwegian media, which have spread to international blogs and radio stations. The album was a co-released in the US and the UK by Norway’s Klangkollektivet and London based Fuzz Club Records. Throughout the fall of 2013, Electric Eye toured Scandinavia and Europe and were given rave reviews for their performance at Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik. The group continued on to headline the Oslo Psych Fest and were featured on the compilation LP released by Fuzz Club and Austin psych fest called “The reverb conspiracy vol.2”. Electric Eye is highly recommended to fans of The Black Angels, Secret Machines and Spacemen 3.
  • Press
    • “This four piece are all about long jams and pushing their rack of pedals to the limit. The bassline starts and weaves a hypnotic trance like rhythm while layers of otherworldly sounds are added resulting in one hell of a racket. I knew this band would be good having checked out their sounds on the internet before leaving home but I didn’t know they would be this good. Fantastic!” —Emmett Mullaney,
    • “This is by far my favourite record of the week and Electric Eye is strongly becoming my new favourite band, I would highly recommend this to fans of the likes of Hookworms, Follakzoid or any other Sacred Bones stuff, absolutely marvelous!” —Norman Records, Leeds, UK
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  • Booking
    • Electric Eye are available to lay their psych-rock on your parties and showcases during SXSW 2014. For more information, please contact Kelly at


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • EuroSonic Noorderslag Logo
    • Kroons (Homegrown), Photo by Patrick Visser
    • Eurosonic Air (Grote Markt), Photo by Patrick Visser
    • Chagall, Photo by Patrick Visser
    • Fránçois and the Atlas Mountain (De Spieghel), Photo by
    • Lisa Hannigan (Grand Theatre) , Photo by
    • Vadoinmessico (Vera), Photo by
Festival success stories:
  • Many bands have showcased at Eurosonic Noorderslag and gone on to be successful and established festival acts including:
    • Blood Red Shoes
    • Digitalism
    • Dry the River
    • Emeli Sande
    • FM Belfast
    • Franz Ferdinand
    • Goose
    • Infadels
    • James Vincent McMorrow
    • Kaizers Orchestra
    • Lianne La Havas
    • Lykke Li
    • Niki & the Dove
    • Selah Sue
    • The Ting Tings
    • The XX White Lies
    • Yelle
    • zZz


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