Wunderbar at Eurosonic 2021

From January 13 to 16, 2021, artists will once again have the chance to present themselves to an international audience of professionals at Eurosonic, where they can be discovered for further performances at ETEP festivals throughout Europe. 12 great musicians and bands from Germany will perform at the 2021 Showcase Festival.
Also Rapper MERO is nominated for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards.

German Acts @ Eurosonic

Wednesday, 13 January

Ava Vegas

Pop
Wednesday, 13 January / 20:15 - 20:30
Location: Channel: ESNS 01
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Ava Vegas is a newcomer from Berlin.
 She released her self-titled debut album in late 2020. Art Pop somewhere between Lana del Rey, 1980s John Cale, balladesque Leslie Feist and the coquettish smile of Hildegard Knef.

Discovery Zone

Experimental Pop
Wednesday, 13 January / 20:15 - 20:30
Location: Channel: ESNS 03
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Booking (EU/UK), Festival and support tour opportunities
MANAGEMENT
Amande Dagode
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Discovery Zone is the project of JJ Weihl (also founding member of psych pop band Fenster). The experimental aspects of her music are reflected in the spectrum of playful aesthetics, maintaining a strong focus on emotional and accessible pop melodies.

Finn Ronsdorf

Pop, Singer-Songwriter
Wednesday, 13 January / 21:00 - 21:15
Location: Channel: ESNS 03
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Record Label (worldwide), Publishing (worldwide), PR (UK and USA)
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Clementine Bunel
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David Swartz
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Finn Ronsdorf is a 22-year-old German singer-songwriter, born in Wuppertal and raised in green fields under green trees in the Black Forest in Oberkirch. He has been writing songs and performing since he was a young child, getting his first public attention around age 10 after performances in city/regional song competitions. After finishing school, Finn traveled around quite a bit, eventually finding his new homebase in Berlin - and it's been within the context of the queer creative community in Berlin over the last couple years that Finn has found his way in connecting with others to collaborate on the work serving now as the foundation of his introduction to a wider international audience. Shortly after moving to Berlin, Finn met and became friendly with Matt Lambert. Captivated by Finn's spirit and the music he was writing, Matt went on to swiftly facilitate the studio sessions yielding the recordings that are found on Finn's forthcoming debut EP release. The recording took place over two days during 2018 at Bakermoon Studios with Jane Arnison. Later this year, Finn was invited by the fashion designer Stefano Pilati to perform in Montreal in November during the runaway show of the global launch of Stefano's new brand, Random Identities. 2019 saw Matt and Finn working together to begin to create the visuals to present along with Finn's music. His first single "Ode to a Love Lost" was released in August 2019, followed by “Blue" in early April 2020, then "First Time" in late May 2020. and Finn’s Odes EP came out on July 24, 2020.

Aggregat

Electro
Wednesday, 13 January / 21:15 - 21:30
Location: Channel: ESNS 03
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PR Germany
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Christian Cleret, Daniel Best
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Daniel Sorour
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How can you take a cello, a drumset, and a collection of vintage synthesizers and make cohesive music with them?

Formed in 2015, the three musicians of Aggregat worked for months on finding and refining their sound. With timbral experimentation laying the foundation, they sought to create enticing compositions without using pop clichés. Ultimately they found a way to combine their fascinating sounds within a song structure, forming a conclusive entity.

Based on minimalism, Aggregat’s music combines contemporary aesthetics with a hint of classical avant-garde. Sometimes fragile and spheric, sometimes head banging - metal-like, sometimes technoid the defining of a belonging to a music style is hard to tell.

In 2018 Aggregat made their live debut at the Fusion Festival, after which they collaborated with the Hamburg based visual effects studio “visual distractions” in producing their first music video "Brigade".

As the stages got bigger, they were invited to perform in Rio de Janeiro and then recorded their first album “1” at “Clouds Hill Recording Studios”.

At the end of 2019 Aggregat founded arts and music promotion association “Bund zur Förderung von Elektroakustik in Musik und Kunst” and run a concert series in Lübeck’s former shipyard “Kulturwerft Gollan”. In 2020 the Debut Album "1" and a few videos will be released. Remixes by artists complement the singles.

May The Muse

Alternative, Pop, Singer Song Writer, Electronic
Wednesday, 13 January / 21:40 - 21:50
Location: Channel: ESNS 04
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label
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Jake Leighton-Pope
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Jake Leighton-Pope
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Berlin based singer songwriter, May The Muse was born on an army base from German Belgium and American decent: "You could say I belong almost everywhere, and nowhere."

International Music

Rock
Wednesday, 13 January / 21:40 - 21:55
Location: Channel: ESNS 02
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Tonio Amin Zaoui
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Sebastian Tim
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International Music is a psychedelic rock band from Essen. Their debut album „Die besten Jahre" was released in 2018 and they just finished producing their second record which will come out early 2021.

Thursday, 14 January

Drens

Garage Rock, Surfpunk, Indie
Thursday, 14 January / 22:05 - 22:20
Location: Channel: ESNS 02
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Label (worldwide), Booking (worldwide exl. Germany)
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Julian Janisch
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MANAGEMENT
Denis Kleinert
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Drens is a wild surf punk four-piece from Dortmund, Europe’s capital of mustache style!
They now released their highly anticipated debut EP ‚Pet Peeves‘ right in the middle of isolated times and a snatch of spring sunshine.

ÄTNA

Pop / Electronica
Thursday, 14 January / 20:10 - 20:25
Location: Channel: ESNS 04
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Label (outside GAS), Booking (outside GAS)
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Dominik Lissel
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Jean-Paul Mendelsohn
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Inéz and Demian Kappenstein seem like two extremes: he immerses himself in crafting organic beats, while she is a special kind of singer, channeling vocals and piano into surreal elegies. But together as ÄTNA they produce songs that seamlessly blend art-pop, futuristic indietronica, lush rhythms, and glorious vocals, that evoke a longing for wanderlust – and cause goosebumps. Their debut Made By Desire marks a new chapter in German pop. In September they won the German music award ANCHOR.

Sofia Portanet

Sofia Portanet im roten Kleid Alternative / Pop
Thursday, 14 January / 20:35 - 20:50
Location: Channel: ESNS 02
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management, music producers, international PR agency
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Niklas Magedanz
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Berlin-based Sofia Portanet, one of the most promising newcomers in the German music industry, creates Neue Deutsche Welle Tracks with a modern twist.

KLAN

Pop
Thursday, 14 January / 21:15 - 21:25
Location: Channel: ESNS 03
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International Audience
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Andreas "Pese" Puscher
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Frank Mertens
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KLAN are the brothers Michael and Stefan Heinrich from Berlin. They a modern pop band full of passion and contradiction, making their way with intelligent lyrics and catchy songs.

Friday, 15 January

Arya Zappa

Indie Pop
Friday, 15 January / 20:00 - 20:15
Location: Channel: ESNS 03
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Festival performance slots, International Booking agent, International record contract, International publishing
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Jonas Verwijnen
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Jonas Verwijnen
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Based in Berlin and born elsewhere, Arya Zappa is a multidisciplinary artist with an unusual voice. She lingers somewhere between David Bowie and Grace Jones.

Provinz

Indie Pop
Friday, 15 January / 21:15 - 21:30
Location: Channel: ESNS 03
BOOKING
Stephan Mattner
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Luisa Drywa
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MANAGEMENT
Steven Glor
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German ETEP Festivals 2021

C/O POP FESTIVAL COLOGNE Cologne
DAS FEST Karlsruhe
HALDERN POP Haldern
HAPPINESS FESTIVAL Straubenhardt
HIGHFIELD Grosspösna
HURRICANE FESTIVAL Scheessel
IMMERGUT FESTIVAL Neustrelitz
JUICY BEATS FESTIVAL Dortmund
LOLLAPALOOZA Berlin
MAIFELD DERBY Mannheim
MELT! Gräfenhainichen
ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL Beverungen
REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL Hamburg
ROCCO DEL SCHLACKO Püttlingen
ROCK AM RING Nürburgring
ROLLING STONE PARK Rust
ROLLING STONE BEACH Weissenhäuser Strand
SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL Neuhausen ob Eck
SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR Dinkelsbühl
TAUBERTAL FESTIVAL Rothenburg ob der Tauber
WACKEN OPEN AIR Wacken

Our Tour Grants

Our Tour Grants help musicians make special appearances abroad with the goal of facilitating their entry into a market or to continue establishing their presence there. Artists can apply for sponsorship for travel and promotional costs when invited for support shows and gigs at showcase festivals like Eurosonic or other music festivals. Since the programme’s launch in 2010, more than eight hundred sponsorships have been approved, mainly for performances in high-sales markets such as the United States, Japan, Great Britain and France.

CONTACT

Neus López

head of department

Lena Engeln

export project management