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Who needs Eurovision when you’ve got Eurosonic?

Four Irish acts will be going Dutch in January at Eurosonic, the best new music showcase in Europe. 2FM have selected Cathy Davey and Republic Of Loose for the long-running talent pow-wow held in Groningen in northern Holland, while Halves …

Fri, Nov 9, 2007, 08:49

   

Four Irish acts will be going Dutch in January at Eurosonic, the best new music showcase in Europe.

2FM have selected Cathy Davey and Republic Of Loose for the long-running talent pow-wow held in Groningen in northern Holland, while Halves and Si Schroeder are also on the bill.

Eurosonic has become an important player in the European music business in recent years, thanks in no small part of the growing heft of the live sector.

Attracting festival bookers, promoters and radio stations, the festival is an ideal opportunity for bands who have their live chops together to shine and gain live and radio support from abroad.

Around 250 acts from 2,117 applicants will play at Eurosonic 2008. Expect to hear mention in the post-festical despatches of noisy Icelandic scamps Jakobinarina and Danish thrillers Who Made Who.

Eurosonic takes place from January 10th to 12th.