First names for Eurosonic released

Rolo Tomassi, You Me At Six and John And Jehn are among the first names released for next year's Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival.

The festival, which will take place at various venues in Groningen in the Netherlands from 15-17 January, will also have performances from Alain Clark, Automatic Eye, Basutelle and Bonaparte.

Casiokids, dATA, Declan de Barra, Deichkind, Disa and the UK's Fake Blood have also been announced alongside Fight Like Apes, Firefox AK, First Aid Kit and Gravity Co.

Other notable bookings include James Yuill, Micahu and the Shapes, Neimo, The Coronas and Jon Hopkins.

Click HERE for the latest line-up.

Eurosonic is the event where promoters, festival bookers and industry types pursue the bands that are set to be big in the New Year.

Each year the festival showcases the best emerging acts from a selected country with Belgium taking the spotlight this January.

Tickets for EuroSonic Festival 2009 are on sale now priced at €70 for a three-day pass. Click HERE to buy.

Acts to have performed in the past include The Ting Tings, Friendly Fires, Ida Maria and Calvin Harris. Read our 2008 review HERE.