Eurosonic 2015

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    Eurosonic 2015

    The Riptide Movement are going to the Eurosonic Festival, Europe’s biggest and most important new music event, at RTÉ 2fm's invitation. 2fm is founding partner of Eurosonic and this year the first Irish act announced and 2fm's choice to perform at the festival is The Riptide Movement.

    Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, The Netherlands, takes place in January 2015 for the 14th year in a row.

    2fm Wants to Send Two Listeners to EBBA Awards Ceremony

    We want to send you to The Netherlands in January to Eurosonic Festival and the EBBA ceremony where the top new acts of Europe will perform live at a televised gig presented by Jools Holland.

    The short list for the EBBA show include Hozier, Milky Chance and John Newman amongst others. Last year Kodaline won the Europe wide popular vote and James Vincent McMorrow featured the year before that. 

    All we’re asking you to do to be in with a chance to win is vote for your favourite EBBA winner in the EBBA Public Choice Award. To enter, cast your vote here

    Of the voters from Ireland, 2fm will choose one at random to accompany them to the EBBA ceremony and Eurosonic Festival. The winner will be able to bring a friend and the prize includes their flights, train transfers and accommodation for three nights.

    Voting is open from Tuesday 21 October to Friday 19 December 2014

    Terms and Conditions apply: see details here


    Kormac and All The Luck in The World added to Eurosonic lineup

    2 More Irish acts added to Eurosonic bill .. in the almost final batch of 48 for the January gig.

    Klean Kut Kormac looking arty and meaningful

    Kormac @djkormac and All the Luck in the World @dj@ATLITWmusic - 3 Wicklow lads- are the (maybe) final 2 acts to be announced.

     All the Luck in the World have all the time in the world

    The full 48 added are:

    Acid Baby Jesus (gr), All the Luck in the World (ie), All We Are (uk), Alo Wala (dk), Andreas Moe (se), Birds that Change Colour (be), Catfish and the Bottlemen (uk), Chef'Special (nl), Condor Gruppe (be), Cotton Claw (fr), Cristobal and the Sea (uk), DeWolff (nl), Flo Morrissey (uk), Freddie Dickson (uk), God Damn (uk), Heymoonshaker (uk), Intergalactic Lovers (be), Intertwine (no), Isaac Delusion (fr), Kormac (ie), Kuenta i Tambu (nl), Mammút (is), Marmozets (uk), Mister and Mississippi (nl), Moaning Cities (be), Moodoïd (fr), Odd Hugo (ee), Ogris Debris (at), Rae Morris (uk), Raketkanon (be), Shaka Ponk (fr), Shura (uk), Soldier's Heart (be), Sunset Sons (uk), The Algorithm (fr), The Staves (uk), Urban Cone (se), Warm Graves (de).

    Check Eurosonic main site or Eurosonic radio site 

    Latest acts for Eurosonic Fest


    Raglans looking so excited about going to Eurosonic


    The Raglans, Talos and All Tvvins are the latest  Irish acts added to Eurosonic 2015 - they join 2fm's choice The Riptide Movement and Soak.. among the other acts confirmed in the latest wave are:

    All Tvvins (ie), Apes on Tapes (it), Boxerin Club (it), Carmen Villain (no), Carnival Kids (no), Fismoll (pl), Fumaça Preta (nl), Gaspard Royant (fr), Get Your Gun (dk), Godblesscomputers (it), Hell's Kitchen (ch), Jack Garratt (uk), Kate Tempest (uk), Kid Astray (no), La Sra. Tomasa (es), Les Big Byrd (se), Miss Kenichi (de), Moonlight Breakfast (at), Oratnitza (bg), Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp (ch), Pandreas (no), Polygrains (gr), Pomrad (be), Raglans (ie), Sea Change (no), Sekuoia (dk), Shannon Saunders (uk), STUFF. (be), Talos (ie), The Picturebooks (de), The Scenes (fi), The Slow Show (uk), Throes + The Shine (pt), Versus You (lu) and Years & Years (uk).
    The following acts were also added to the line up recently, but have only been announced through Eurosonic Noorderslag social media channels:
    Júníus Meyvant (is), Low Roar (is), Sóley (is), Vök (is), Carnival Youth (lv), Clap! Clap! (it), Deers (es), Ibeyi (fr), Jake Isaac (uk), Kate Havnevik (no), Rebeka (pl), SOAK (ie), Talisco (fr), Triana Park (lv) and ViLLAGE (ro).

    As usual keep up on the whole Eurosonic thing at or @ESNSnl

    Hozier Wins European Border Breakers Award

     Wicklow sensation Hozier has been announced as one of the winners of the European Border Breaker Awards (EBBA)

    The announcement was made this week by the European Commission and Eurosonic Noorderslag; the European music conference and showcase festival that celebrates the best new pop, rock and dance acts in Europe which have achieved cross-border chart success.

    Hozier will join other winners from across Europe such as John Newman (UK) and Milky Chance (Germany) at an awards in a ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at the Eurosonic festival in Groningen, Netherlands, on 14 January 2015.

    The ceremony will feature performances by all or most of the winning acts. It will be streamed live via YouTube and broadcast by European TV channels and radio stations.

    At the ceremony, one of the winners will receive a Public Choice Award based on votes cast on the EBBA website from 21 October to 19 December. Last year, Kodaline one the Public Choice Award and the year before that James Vincent McMorrow performed at the ceremony.


    About Eurosonic

    Eurosonic is the biggest hunting ground in Europe for festival bookers, agents, promoters and radio stations across the continent. Each year, countries from around the continent send their freshest, most promising acts to showcase their wares at the major, city-wide festival in the university city of Groningen. It is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene.

    Eurosonic has been instrumental in kick-starting the careers of top European acts such as Kodaline, George Ezra, Hozier, Jungle, Milky Chance, Villagers and Royal Blood after industry heavyweights from across the continent saw them perform live at the festival.

    The Riptide Movement say: “We're delighted that RTÉ 2fm has chosen our band to represent Ireland at Eurosonic. Having played Glastonbury, Bennicassim and Electric Picnic, Eurosonic is one of those festivals that we've always wanted to play. Bring it on, we can't wait!”

    As one of the founder radio partners of Eurosonic, 2fm has picked a top Irish act to represent Ireland since the festival began. The Riptide Movement will join the ranks of previously-selected 2fm acts such as The Strypes, Little Green Cars, The Frames, James Vincent McMorrow, The Coronas, Cathy Davey, God Is An Astronaut, Heathers, Julie Feeney and JJ72.

    Eurosonic runs from 14 to 17 January 2015.

    For more details on Eurosonic, visit

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