After four absolutely jam-packed days, Eurosonic Noorderslag has finally come to an end. It’s been another successful year for the Dutch showcase festival, attracting more than 40,000 visitors, including 4,135 music industry professionals (including 423 journalists). With 347 of Europe’s most promising acts appearing on dozens of stages in and around the centre of Groningen, Eurosonic once again saw itself serve as the most important showcase festival this side of the ocean. All Things Loud spent four days trekking around the Dutch city to discover exactly who looks set to make it big in 2020, and here is our short but sweet Top 5, summed up by one defining image.

5 SINEAD O BRIEN

untitled-23

4 BLACK MIRRORS

blackmirrors-19

3 SQUID

untitled-36

2 BAD NERVES

untitled-18-2

1 THUMPER

untitled-2-2

Eurosonic returns in 2021.