Your chance to win a trip to the European Border Breakers Awards show
On January 13, the Dutch city of Groningen will be the place to be if you’re a fan of the latest pop, rock and dance sounds. Winners of the 2016 European Border Breakers Awards will perform in a televised show hosted by Jools Holland – and you could be in the audience. All you have to do is vote at www.europeanborderbreakersawards.eu for your favourite artist from among the EBBA winners:
Álvaro Soler (Spain)
Carnival Youth (Latvia)
Christine and The Queens (France)
Oscar And The Wolf (Belgium)
Robin Schulz (Germany)
Seinabo Sey (Sweden)
Years & Years (United Kingdom)
Watch videos: Public Choice Award – EBBA 2016
The act receiving the most votes will win the Public Choice Award.
Fifteen lucky voters, chosen at random from different countries, will be invited to the award show: each will be able to bring a friend and the prize includes their flight, hotel costs and the opportunity to attend a social media workshop given by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
The vote is open from December 1, 2015 until January 1, 2016.
The EBBA are about breaking down borders and recognising emerging European rock, pop and dance artists who achieved success in countries other than their own. These unique European music awards are funded under the European Union (EU) Creative Europe programme. With the EBBA, the European Union wishes to highlight the success of 10 debuting European artists in selling albums and touring outside their home territory.
From Adele (2009) to Milky Chance (2015), the winners of the EBBA represent the full breadth of European talent and diversity. Other previous winners include Stromae, Emeli Sandé, Gabriel Rios, Hozier, Melanie De Biasio, Of Monsters and Men, Woodkid, Mumford & Sons, Caro Emerald, Lykke Li, Disclosure, Katie Melua, John Newman, The Ting Tings, C2C, Tokio Hotel, The Script, Zaz, Nico & Vinz, Saybia, Damien Rice, KT Tunstall, Alphabeat, Milow and Afrojack.
Europe’s cultural and linguistic diversity is a strong part of its cultural appeal, but linguistic barriers sometimes make it harder for artists to work internationally and achieve cross-border sales success. The EBBA seek to help them overcome these obstacles.