About the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference

In 2016, the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference attracted over 4,124 professional delegates, including representatives from over 424 international festivals. The Conference offers a daytime conference programme featuring 175 panels, keynote speakers, interviews, workshops, and dinners, as well as pitches, parties and meetings covering the latest developments in the international music, media, production and interactive industries.

Components of the Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference:

  • General Conference Programme
  • Buma Music Meets Tech
  • EPIC, European Production Innovation Conference
  • Artist Programme
  • Future of Media
  • Pop Policy

Artist Programme
Given that there are so many artists in Groningen this weekend, Eurosonic Noorderslag is dedicating the Conference on Saturday January the 14th entirely to composers, authors and artists. The Artist Programme consists of several panels, some of which are Dutch spoken. Panels Artrist Programme

Future of Media
On Saturday Eurosonic Noorderslag and VPRO Medialab will host an interactive session for makers and creators with on- and offline platforms. How do broadcasters and musicians survive in the present media landscape? Who are the new players and how do other European creative entrepreneurs and media platforms operate in these times? Opening Keynote by Chris Price - Digital Music: Navigating The Teen Years - Chris Price is Head Of Music at BBC Radio 1 // Meet the Media sessions // Data or Disk jockey // Labels, Media & Festivals - When festival season kicks in, labels, media and festivals have to work together and make conflicting agendas work. Panels Future of Media

Pop Policy
The Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference devotes the Thursday programme partly to 'Pop Policy', with several subjects relevant to policy makers in the pop music sector. This goes for policies on a local, provincial and national level as well as across borders. Panels Pop Policy

Opening hours Oosterpoort
Wednesday: 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 20:00
Friday: 09:30 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

Opening hours EPIC
Thursday: 09:00 - 20:00
Friday: 09:30 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00