Seven Danish Bands Looking forward to Capitalise on Dutch Festival

Alphabeat – their busy spring starts in Groningen.

Alphabeat, Volbeat, Veto, Gypsies, The Kissaway Trail, WhoMadeWho and As In RebekkaMaria are among the bands playing at the international Eurosonic Festival, which takes place on Thursday and Friday this week in Groningen.

Eurosonic is famous for its ability to present the cream of upcoming European bands, and over the years the festival has served as a launching pad for Danish acts such as Under Byen (2004) and Oh No Ono (2007). Both bands made contact with numerous important music industry people in Groningen – and earned themselves many important and lucrative festival gigs, because Eurosonic also serves as rendezvous for the festival union ETEP (European Talent Exchange Programme).

On top of the festival gig in itself, two of the Danish bands Alphabeat and WhoMadeWho will also get the chance to get on the air in a number of European countries, because on Recommendations from DR – The Danish Broadcasting Corporation and ROSA/MXD, they have been added to the pool of bands which EBU (The European Broadcasting Union) will record and offer for the radio stations involved – either for live broadcast or later transmissions.

The Danish Schedule at Eurosonic

Thursday 10th  January
8.00 pm As In RebekkaMaria (Huis de Beurs)
8.00 pm The Kissaway Trail (Huize Maas)
9.30 pm Alphabeat (Grand Theatre – main stage)

Fredag 11th  January
10.15 pm Veto (News Café)
11.00 pm Volbeat (Minerva)
11.45 pm WhoMadeWho (Vera)
12.30 am Gypsies (Grand Theatre – main stage).