Eurosonic Noorderslag have announced the first confirmed artists for Eurosonic, which will place on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th January in various venues in the centre of Groningen. One exclusive confirmation is Diversidad, a group of renowned European rappers, producers and sound engineers which features 20 different artists (including Dutch rappers MC Melodee from La Melodia and GMB who was also part of ‘Kyteman’s Hiphop Orkest’) from 12 different countries speaking 8 different languages who come together to create a masterpiece that is destined to be an integral part of Diversidad. The Diversidad album showcases that urban music is a mixture of musical styles and not a prefabricated box with rigid boundaries. Diversidad will also include a festival tour, a graphic art exhibition, a movie and a digital community. The liveshow will be a unique innovating and multidisciplinary show created with the artists from the album and other musicians, dancers, choreographers and DJ’s. Diversidad will start their European tour at Eurosonic Noorderslag. The 43 other confirmed acts for Eurosonic are;
Acid Washed (FR), Adept (SE), Agnes Obel (DK), Airship (GB), The Bear That Wasn’t (BE), The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble (DE), Broken Glass Heroes (BE), Bye Bye Bicycle (SE), Curry & Coco (FR), Drums are for Parades (BE), Dry The River (GB), Dufresne (IT), El Guincho (ES), Ellen and the Escapades (GB), Endless Dark (IS), GaBLé (FR), The Golden Kanine (SE), Gold Panda (GB), Graffiti6 (GB), Hundreds (DE), The Inspector Cluzo (FR), James Vincent McMorrow (IE), Kellermensch (DK), Kyst (PL), Mamas Gun (GB), Mesta (RS), Moddi (NO), Mount Kimbie (GB), Murder (DK), My Awesome Mixtape (IT), My Bubba & Mi (DK), Nils Frahm (DE), Ólöf Arnalds (IS), Oquestrada (PT), Retro Stefson (IS), Sacred Animals (IE), The Sore Losers (BE), Susanne Sundfør (NO), This Is The Kit (GB), Treefight for Sunlight (DK), Turbostaat (DE), The Vaccines (GB) and Youthless (PT).
The European Festival Awards will be held on Wednesday 12th January 2011 at Groningen’s Stadsschouwburg. Thursday 13th January will be the official opening of the Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference, followed by the Dutch Impact – Focus on the Netherlands Party.