Early 2006 sees one of the European music industry’s most important live events, the Eurosonic festival in Groningen, Holland. True to tradition, the Norwegian delegation is strong and diverse with Animal Alpha, Adjagas and Lukas Kasha set to conquer new land in January.
One of the year’s first major music events is the Eurosonic/Noorderslag Weekend in Holland. The showcase/seminar event draws 13 000 visitors to the concerts and attracts an extensive crowd of central European music industry and media representatives. Norway is represented by three strong acts: Animal Alpha, Adjagas and Lukas Kasha.
One of the new year’s first highlights is the upcoming Eurosonic/Noorderslag Weekend in Holland. The combined festival and music industry convention which runs from 12 to 14 January has developed into one of the European music industry’s most central events. The roster of Norwegian acts at the Eurosonic includes Animal Alpha, Lukas Kasha and Adjagas.
As a double festival and business seminar in one weekend, the Noorderslag Weekend serves as platform for the European live music industry, management, European radio professionals and (online) media. With over 150 new European artist showcases, 1500 music industry professionals, a seminar with over 35 panels and meetings and a pan European radio broadcast, the Noorderslag Weekend is both a good way to connect to the live music industry and a great way of seeing the most promising new rock, pop and electronic bands and acts from Europe.
Last year more than 13 000 visitors flocked to the concerts while the seminars and networking opportunity attracted 1 500 professional representatives from music industry and media. 24 radio stations were present as were representatives for 35 festivals.
Animal Alpha’s unusual combination of rococo aesthetics and ultra raw, frantically dynamic, femalely spearheaded music has proved a potent recipe, leaving few eyes and ears closed to the band and making them among the hottest live acts around. Fantastic live appearances at by:Larm and Øya festivals has secured the band a position as a live favourite for a steadily growing audience.
Read more on Animal Alpha here.
Listen to and download Animal Alpha audio here.
One of the foremost exponents of the new wave of joik acts, Adjagas has played high-profile gigs such as Glastonbury and the 46664 Arctic. Their latest album has been unanimously hailed by the critics corps as one of the year’s strongest releases.
Read more on Adjagas here.
Listen to and download Adjagas audio here.
With convincing appearances at by:Larm, In The City, a slew of domestic festivals and venues as well as a highly successful Pakistani tour, Lukas Kasha have managed to build up a solid platform and an loyal audience. The stylish Oslo combo has released one well received EP and the band currently recording its debut album.
Read more on Lukas Kasha at the band site.