At this year’s SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Eurosonic Noorderslag presented Denmark as its focus for 2018. Booker Robert Meijerink comments, “We have been amazed by the quality and diversity of Danish acts that performed at Eurosonic in the past. Lots of Danish artists are making great music and are successful worldwide. The Danish music-scene is booming: a great reason to put the focus on Denmark.”
The Danish export office MXD sees the focus as a great honor. “We all have seen Eurosonic grow over the years to become one of the most important festivals and music launching platforms on the face of planet earth.” Says MXD CEO Thomas Rohde. “ Denmark has supported and been engaged in the festival since the very beginning, so it’s an immense delight to have been offered the opportunity to be focus country in 2018. The moment is also ideal – The Danish scene is booming across many genres, so we will come with quite a treat to the Dutch audiences and international music professionals.”
Each year Eurosonic Noorderslag highlights a different country, showcasing the diverse musical talent across Europe. The choice for Denmark was easily made. Since the very early years of the festival, Eurosonic established a fruitful relationship with Denmark; the Danish music-scene and partners MXD Rosa, P6 Beat and P3 Radio. Danish acts are also regular winners of the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) with a host of acts such as Agnes Obel, Lukas Graham and MØ who have gone onto to have strong international careers. As well as the music, Denmark also has an impressive number of successful festivals such as Roskilde, Tinderbox and Northside that Eurosonic Noorderslag partners with through its European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP).
Register to play
Eurosonic Noorderslag invites Danish acts and those from all over Europe, to come out and play on 17, 18, and 19 January 2018. Acts can submit an application for a showcase at the festival until September 1, 2017.