Eurosonic Noorderslag, the key exchange and networking platform for European music, is gearing up for its 29th edition that will take place on 14-17 January 2015 in Groningen, Netherlands and expands the line up with more new and exciting artists.

Crazy Estonian rock band Winny Puhh at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2014. Photo: Bart Heemskerk

Crazy Estonian rock band Winny Puhh at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2014. Photo: Bart Heemskerk

Some of the acts added to the Eurosonic Noorderslag line up include Sekuoia, Apes on Tapes, Get Your Gun, Hell’s Kitchen, Kate Tempest, Kid Astray, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp and many others who join the recently announced Júníus Meyvant, Low Roar, Sóley, Vök, Carnival Youth, Clap! Clap!, Deers, Ibeyi, Jake Isaac, Kate Havnevik, Rebeka, SOAK, Talisco, Triana Park and ViLLAGE.

In addition to number of artist and numerous showcases, Eurosonic Noorderslag’s conference programme features 150 panels, keynote speakers, interviews, workshops, and dinners, as well as pitches, parties and meetings covering the latest developments in the international music, media and interactive industries.

Keynote speakers of Noorderslag 2015 confirmed so far are Alex Macleod, Guns & Roses, Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana tour manager, and Duncan Stutterheim, organiser of many large-scale dance events.

Eurosonic Noorderslag has been responsible for kick-starting the careers of European artists like Ásgeir, James Blake, Jake Bugg, Bastille, Ben L’Oncle Soul, Birth Of Joy, Coely, Caro Emerald, C2C, Ewert and the Two Dragons, George Ezra, Jacco Gardner, James Vincent McMorrow, Jungle, Klangkarussel, Kodaline, Larry Gus, Lykke Li, Milky Chance, Agnes Obel, Royal Blood, Selah Sue, SKIP&DIE, Triggerfinger and The XX.

Full schedule and more information on the festival can be found here.