Eurosonic Noorderslag

Eurosonic Noorderslag

During the Eurosonic Noorderslag event, which is held from 11 through 14 January 2017, Groningen will be the centre of the music industry. With a huge number of European bands and performers displaying their talents, Eurosonic is the largest showcase festival in Europe. Every year another country is central during Eurosonic, and this year it is Portugal´s turn.


Various names of Portuguese acts who will perform on the Groningen stages have been made public: so far, the names include The Gift, NEEV, DJ Ride, Gisela João, Glockenwise, Memória de Peixe, :papercutz and We Bless This Mess.

But this list is far from complete. Eurosonic Noorderslag has also managed to book many other European acts, from the soulful and dreamlike electro-pop by Anna of the North from Norway to the authentic pop music by Be Charlotte from Great Britain, and from the rock and psychedelic sounds of Indian Askin from The Netherlands to the wonderful electric pop music by Joan Thiele from Italy. German act Drangsal takes you back to the 1980s with post-punk sounds and Bulgarian band Der Hunds play alternative rock. And this list is still far from complete, because a total of 28 bands have been confirmed.

See the entire 2017 line-up at


Eurosonic Noorderslag is the main platform for new European music. This is more than a festival: it is also a conference and media event, with radio and TV broadcasts throughout Europe. By tradition, various awards are presented during the festival, such as the European Border Breakers Awards, the European Festival Awards, and the Pop Media Prijs and Popprijs awards.

More Eurosonic Noorderslag

During Eurosonic Noorderslag many festivals and other music related activities are organised in Groningen. Check out our full Eurosonic overview on our English website.

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