Eurosonic Noorderslag is a testing ground of European pop music four days annually in January in Groningen. The festival is ever 1986 started Noorderslag as a contest between Belgian and Dutch bands. By now it has become a festival with multiple locations. This has to admire a total of about 300 performances. Annually, it attracts about 33.000 visitors of which a significant proportion of professionals from the music industry.
Eurosonic Noorderslag is organized by the Noorderslag Foundation. The latter aims to strengthen the European pop sector and promotion of European pop music. To achieve this, the foundation offers a platform for the presentation of European music talent. Thus promote the international exchange of musical talent. Funds for this purpose are two festivals (Eurosonic Noorderslag), a conference, a talent exchange program (European Talent Exchange Program) and the presentation of seven music awards. The prizes are awarded are: EBBA Awards, Pop Award, European Festival Awards, Interactive Awards, Pop Media Award, Feather, Lex van Rossen Award.
Sleep Ships in the port of Groningen
During the Noorderslag festival in Groningen are several ships of Sleep Ships in Groningen. They are located near the Oosterpoort and next to the lively center of Groningen. Sleep Ships brings hundreds of berths at the Groninger capital for the bands, organization and visitors.
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