Eurosonic Noorderslag is the place to discover European pop music. The festival takes place every year for four days in January in Groningen. The festival started in 1986 with Noorderslag as a competition between Belgian and Dutch bands. It has now grown into a festival with multiple locations. This makes it possible to admire a total of around 300 performances. As a result, it attracts around 33.000 visitors every year, a significant proportion of whom are professionals from the music industry.
Noorderslag Foundation organizes Eurosonic Noorderslag. This foundation aims to strengthen the European pop sector and promote European pop music. To achieve this, the foundation offers a platform for the presentation of European music talent. In this way they promote the international exchange of music talent. That is why they organize two festivals (Eurosonic and Noorderslag), a conference, a talent exchange program (European Talent Exchange Program), and the presentation of seven music prizes. The prizes are: Music Moves Europe Talent Awards (MMET), Pop Prize, European Festival Awards, Interactive Awards, Pop Media Prize, De Veer and Lex van Rossen Award.
Hotelships in the port of Groningen
During the Noorderslag festival in Groningen there are therefore several ships from Slaapschepen in Groningen. They are located near the Oosterpoort and therefore next to the bustling center of Groningen. Slaapschepen brings hundreds of sleeping places to the Groninger capital for the bands, organization and visitors.
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