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 http://festival.eurosonic-noorderslag.nl/en/