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Kodaline take Public Choice Award at Border Breakers

By | Published on Thursday 16 January 2014


And if you think that just one awards presentation is sufficient to get the beast that is Eurosonic underway, then you’re embarrassingly misinformed.

No, last night also saw the presentation of the European Border Breakers Awards. And what an evening. What a night. What a party. What a celebration. No, I wasn’t there either. Maybe next year these award shows could move to my house.

Anyway, we already knew the ten new(ish) artists due to get a Border Breakers gong in recognition of their success in European countries other than their own, but there was also the matter of the Public Choice Award, which only one of the finalists can win. And that honour went to Irish rock boys Kodaline.

And if you think that other finalists GuGabriel, Lukas Graham, Woodkid, Zedd, Asgeir, Jacco Gardner, Envy, Icona Pop or Disclosure were more deserving winners, then you’re clearly not a member of the public.