Eurosonic Noorderslag

Jan 2020


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The basics

A music conference and showcase of new music near Amsterdam 

The festival

Eurosonic Noorderslag is a festival in Groningen, Nether lands Land. The festival cum conference is famous for helping new acts break onto the music scene, such as Milky Chance, Royal Blake and James Blake, cousin of former Bolton striker Nathan Blake. Only an hour or so from Amsterdam, it's well worth a trip to Northern Holland if you fancy something a little different than the delights of the capital. 

Eurosonic is more than just a festival, it doubles up as a conference attracting 3,900 professional (and very attractive delegates) from over 432 international festivals, which is a very specific number for their website to use. With top speakers, workshops and delicious din dins, it's just as attractive (there's that word again) as the festival itself, unless you're planning a rave up, in which case you might want to stick to one of the clubs. You never know though, those delegates can throw some mad vicious shapes when they want to. 

Our tip

“Ik ben apetrots op je” translates as "I am monkey proud on you," and is a common dutch expression to express pride, which is nice. 



Getting there

How do I get there?

The city of Groningen is located in the northeast of the Netherlands, about 200km from Amsterdam. The fastest way to travel from London to Groningen is to take a plane to Groningen Airport Eelde. There is a regular train service from Schiphol (Amsterdam International Airport), this journey takes approximately 2 hours. If you plan to use public transport to Groningen you can use this website to sort out your trip. The conference centre (within walking distance of the trainstation).




Eurosonic Noorderslag 2016 full conference registration rates and deadlines:

€ 245,- (Early Bird) Deadline June 11, 2015
€ 285,- (Medium) Deadline October 1, 2015
€ 325,- (Late) Deadline December 10, 2015
€ 380,- (Walk Up) from December 11, 2015

Saturday only pass (gives access to the conference on Saturday and Noorderslag):

€ 100,- (Early Bird) Deadline June 11, 2015
€ 125,- (Medium) Deadline October 1, 2015
€ 140,- (Late) Deadline December 10, 2015
€ 150,- (Walk Up) from December 11, 2015


EPIC - European Production Innovation Conference. EPIC is accessible with a full conference registration. EPIC tickets are sold separately, but do not grant access to De Oosterpoort or the festivals.

Buy your EPIC ticket here.


Click here for festival tickets, which will be available sometime soon. 

When can I get them?

Tickets on sale now

Where can I get them?

Tickets available here

More info

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