For years on end this music festival has opened the pop music season in January. This is when international visitors and agencies come to Groningen to do their networking and discover new talents. Come and see bands perform that will outline the programmes for the summer festivals and hear the music that will be played on the radio. The festival features small-scale concerts of tomorrow’s mega stars. Eurosonic Noorderslag is a stepping-stone for the most promising music acts from the Netherlands and other countries.