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Dua Lipa wins Public Choice Award

11 January 2017

The winners of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (the ‘EBBA’), the European music awards for emerging artists, were honoured this evening at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in the Dutch city of Groningen. Dua Lipa came out as the big winner of the evening, taking away the ‘Public Choice Award’ by an overwhelming amount of…

Line-up complete, acts recommended by international media

15 December 2016

With the addition of Era Istefi (al), Luwten (nl) and a lot of local talent the festival-programme of Eurosonic Noorderslag is complete. With over 350 showcases the festival is one of the best places to discover new music. This is why Eurosonic Noorderslag asked its international media contacts which acts out of the 2017 line-up…

Buma ROCKS! presents Heavy Panel, LOUD & PROUD showcases and Wheel Of Steel Rock Quiz at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017

8 December 2016

Buma ROCKS!, the international conference and showcase festival for loud music, will present various activities during Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference and Festival held in Groningen, The Netherlands, from 11 – 14 January 2017. ESNS-delegates with connections in the heavy music scene will want to drop by for the Heavy Panel and a drink in the Oosterpoort…

Eurosonic Noorderslag festival programme almost complete

6 December 2016

Eurosonic Noorderslag is announcing collaborations with Appelsap and 7 Layers Sessions, and the addition of 17 new acts. Amongst them are 14-piece rap-collective Reykjavíkurdætur (is), Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (pt), Dead! (gb), Die Höchste Eisenbahn (de) and Fickle Friends (gb) will perform at Eurosonic Noorderslag. EBBA-winners filous and Walking on Cars have also…

European Border Breakers Awards celebrate new border crossing talent

5 December 2016

On 11 January 2017, the Dutch city of Groningen hosts the 14th European Border Breakers Awards, the European music show dedicated to up-and-coming bands and acts. The Awards this year go to Alan Walker (no), Jaakko Eino Kalevi (fi), Namika (de), Hinds (es), Filous (at), Jain (fr), Dua Lipa (gb), Era Istrefi (al), Natalie La…

Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017 focusses on Portugal

5 December 2016

Each year Eurosonic Noorderslag highlights a different country, showcasing the diverse musical talent across Europe. This year Portugal will be the focus country of Eurosonic Noorderslag. The focus is organised in cooperation with WHY Portugal. Creative director of Eurosonic Noorderslag, Peter Smidt comments: “We feel not everyone is aware of the fact that the Portuguese…

Era Istrefi announced as winner of 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA)

2 December 2016

Today, Albanian singer Era Istrefi was announced as the tenth winner of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. Istrefi was surprised at Top Albania Radio. Born in Pristina, Istrefi debuted in 2013 as simply Era with her single ‘Mani Per Money’. Blending pop and reggae in the…

Dua Lipa announced as winner of 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA)

1 December 2016

Today, in London/United Kingdom, Dua Lipa was announced as the ninth winner of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. Dua Lipa is a cool singer-songwriter from London, who writes love songs with a grand sound and a twist: strings, melancholic lyrics, electronic beats and dark, sensuous vocals. Hits…

Natalie La Rose announced as winner of 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA)

29 November 2016

Today, simultaneously in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, Natalie La Rose was announced as the eigth winner of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. La Rose was surprised by DJ Fernando at Dutch radio station FunX over a Skype transmission. Amsterdam-born Natalie La Rose graduated as a singer…

Jain announced as winner of 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA)

25 November 2016

Today, Jain was announced as the seventh winner of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. Jain was surprised by Luc Frelon of Radio France. Singer Jain has a truly global background: born in Toulouse with roots in Madagascar, she grew up in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the…