Eurosonic Noorderslag Unveils First Names For 2019 Edition

Showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag has unveiled the first batch of names for next year’s edition.

The Groningen bash attracts music industry executives from around the world to check out Europe’s most exciting up and coming artists, with this year’s edition featuring breakthroughs for the likes of Zeal & Ardor, Sigrid and Superorganism. The latter artist recently broke the record for amount of ETEP festival bookings, making them this year’s hottest festival act.

Zeal & Ardor during their second set at Eurosonic 2018. (c) Jack Parker
Zeal & Ardor during their second set at Eurosonic 2018. (c) Jack Parker

The first set of names for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2019 features 29 acts from 24 European countries, all of which have been handpicked by national and local radio stations. Among them you’ll find the likes of Britain’s Boy Azooga and the Belgian blackwave. Find the full list below, with selecting nation in brackets followed by the radio station who selected them.

Any Other (it) – RAI/Radio 2
Apey & the Pea (hu) – MTVA/Petőfi Radio
Bass Astral x Igo (pl) – Polski Radio
Battle Beast (fi) – YleX
blackwave. (be) – VRT/Studio Brussel
Boy Azooga (gb) – BBC Music
Crimer (ch) – SRF
Delaporte (es) – Los 40 Principales
Eli (de) – ARD
Fleche Love (ch) – Couleur 3
Fontaines D.C. (ie) – RTE/2FM
Gurr (de) – ARD
Hatari (is) – RUV/RAS2
Holy Motors (ee) – ERR/Raadio 2
Isama Zing (sk) – RTVS/Radio_FM
Keep Razors Sharp (pt) – RTP/Antena 3
MAiKA (rs) – RTS/Radio Belgrade One
Mavi Phoenix (at) – ORF/FM4
Moha La Squale (fr) – Radio France/MOUV
Napoleon Gold (lu) – LUERSL/100.7
Noah Carter (dk) – DR/P3
Rimon (nl) – NPO/3FM
Ruth Koleva & The Fingertones (bg) – BNR
San Holo (nl) – NPO/3FM
Sarah Klang (se) – SR/P3
Sonnfjord (be) – RTBF/Pure FM
Tatum Rush (ch) – RSI
Torul (si) – Radio Slovenia/Val202
Very Cool People (lv) – Pieci/Latvijas Radio 5

Eurosonic Noorderslag will once again transform the Dutch city of Groningen into a hub for music industry executives and label bosses, with the bash taking place from 16 to 19 January 2019. Click here for more details on how to be a part of it yourself. Listen to Jerry by Boy Azooga below.