Eurosonic Noorderslag by Knelis

Eurosonic Noorderslag by Knelis

The new year has only just started. So it is only fair to think about all the fabulous festivals already ahead of us that will be feeding our need to see our favorite bands live. While summer is still awfully far away, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy live music though. The Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival is back next week from Jan 11-14th to showcase some of Europe’s finest new talents and to give us our first fix of what we can expect from this year’s musical radar.

With a wide range over 350 up-and-coming acts, Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017 will be offering an exciting selection of bands to discover for our ears once again. The choice which artists to check out is a tough one, but some of the most recommended acts on the line-up, including celebrated Roosevelt, are:

Amber Arcades (nl), Anna Meredith (gb), Anna of the North (gb), Her (fr), Mémoria de Peixe (pt), Sløtface (no), Skott (se), Best Youth (pt), First Breath After A Coma (pt), Roosevelt (de)

As every year, the festival highlights one country in particular and with 21 acts on the line-up, Portugal will be the focus country in 2017. If you are eager to check out what is going on musically in Europe’s south-west, you should make sure to give the following bands a listen:

:papercutz, Batida presents The Almost Perfect DJ, Best Youth, DJ Firmeza, Dj Ride, First Breath After Coma, Gisela João, Glockenwise, Holy Nothing, Marta Ren & the Groovelvets, Memória de Peixe, Moonshiners, NEEV, Noiserv, Octa Push, Rodrigo Leão, Sam Alone and the Gravediggers, The Gift, The Happy Mess, Throes + The Shine and We Bless This Mess

Apart from the festival’s live programme, the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference will feature interesting keynote speakers such as BBC Radio 1’s Head of Music Chris Pryce, Legendary German promoter Ossy Hoppe, SXSW conference programmer Todd Hansen and Seymour Stein co-founder of US label Sire.

Get you festival pants on, keep your ears to the ground and pay Groningen a visit! Relive our past adventures from 2015 and 2016 and take an extended look at this year’s full line-up of the festival here.