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Eurosonic to focus on Ireland

By | Published on Friday 20 May 2011


With Ireland having been the featured country at last week’s Great Escape, the focus on Irish artists is set to continue at Eurosonic Noorderslag next January, organisers have announced.

Confirming that Ireland would be the event’s featured country in 2012, Eurosonic Creative Director Peter Smidt told CMU: “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”.

Eurosonic 2012 will run from 11-14 Jan, more at