Eurosonic Noorderslag

festival for European music

12 Jan 2011
15 Jan 2011

Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe's main conference and showcase festival for European music. With Eurosonic Noorderslag the Noorderslag Foundation wants to create a platform for the European music industry and promote the European repertoire. To achieve this, the foundation offers a platform for the presentation, exchange and promotion of music talent. Methods used are two festivals, a conference, a talent exchange program and presentation of seven music awards.


Eurosonic Noorderslag - bron [ bron[


  • During Eurosonic (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) the city of Groningen is dedicated to new European talent. The new European artists. The most promising acts in their homeland, but often unknown outside their borders. Eurosonic is the biggest showcase festival in Europe. It is supported by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Yourope and Network Europe.
  • On Saturday Noorderslag will take place, the main barometer of Dutch pop music. Every year this festival shows the latest and greatest Dutch artists in the Oosterpoort, ranging from hard and overwhelming to charming and intimate.

The conference

Purpose of the conference is to create a platform for the European and Dutch music industry and to encourage the exchange of ideas within the sector. With 3,000 music professionals and over 150 panels, keynote speeches, awards shows, discussions and presentations on the status quo of the national and international music industry, the conference offers a business platform for the European music market.

To attend Eurosonic Noorderslag as a conference delegate you need to be registered. The registration for the 3-day conference (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and 4-day music festival (from Wednesday to Saturday) also grants access to the online delegates database, the delegates directory and the conference bag. Registration rates go up as the event gets closer, so book early and save! You can register here.

European Talent Exchange Program (ETEP)

ETEP is the program of Noorderslag Foundation, in collaboration with 60 major European summer festivals and the EBU Radiostations for the circulation of European repertory at festivals, radio and media in Europe. Last year almost 200 performances by artists at major European festivals were realized in this context.


Traditionally during Eurosonic Noorderslag different national and international awards are presented. Aim is to emphasise the success within the music industry.