Ireland focus country for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2012
Festival to return to the Netherlands in January
Photographer:Andre van der Veen
Daniel Fahey - 20 May 2011
With 290 European acts performing in more than 40 venues and over 3,000 music professionals from all over Europe attending,
Eurosonic Noorderslag is the ultimate place to be for music lovers and industry professionals.
Peter Smidt, Creative Director of Eurosonic Noorderslag, explains the festival's choice for Ireland: "Ireland has a long and strong music tradition and has been influential to modern rock, punk and pop music. Ireland and RTE 2fm, in particular, have brought many great artists to Eurosonic Noorderslag from the start. Lots of Irish artists are making great music and are very successful worldwide. Enough reasons to put the focus on Ireland in 2012 at Eurosonic Noorderslag."
Check out our Eurosonic Noorderslag review from 2011.