For the first time since its establishment in 2014, Liveurope is hosting the official Liveurope Festival: Live from Oslo. The host venue of this breakthrough festival is Oslo's Blå. From the 13th to 14th of September, Blå is taking us on a musical journey to discover some of Norway's best up-and-coming live acts and demonstrate why Scandinavian music is the benchmark of quality in both Europe and worldwide. During these two nights, Blå will open its doors to international bookers and concert venue managers, international music export offices and up and coming European talent for the first festival ever to target European venue professionals with the aim of connecting them to music export offices and artists alike.
By night, the festival is held at Blå with their carefully curated lineup to be presented to all of Liveurope's members, as well as the general public for a night of urban Scandinavian sounds and fantastic atmosphere.
The afternoon event will be held on Friday the 14th of September, when Music Norway will welcome Liveurope at their traditional Åpent Hus event, giving an opportunity for the Norwegian music scene to meet Liveurope's members for a lunch, networking session, presentation of Liveurope's results, as well as a panel discussion featuring venue managers, bookers, and artists. This event will be opened by a welcome and a networking lunch session with Liveurope’s bookers, who maintain the programming at some of the best live music venues in Europe.
Agenda: 14th of September, Music Norway, Oslo
12:00 – 12:15 Welcome – Rina Mariann Hansen, Vice Mayor of Oslo, City Counselor for Culture, Sport and Volunteering
12:15 – 13:15 Liveurope Luncheon – Meet the Crew!
13:15 – 13:30 Liveurope: Presenting the Results – Jana Graso, Liveurope
13:30 – 14:30 Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
About the Panel:
In four years, Liveurope has become a reference on the European music landscape. Since its launch in 2014, the platform has accelerated the careers of over a thousand artists and has developed new approaches of cooperation and booking in live venues over Europe. How can Liveurope boost further touring opportunities for the new generations of artists? What does the future hold for the music ecosystem at European level?
Dirk De Clippeleir, Managing Director at Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
Simien Følstad Nilsen, Musician at Aiming For Enrike, Norway
Sten Ove Toft, Programmer at Blå, Oslo
Moderated by: Elise Phamgia, Project Coordinator of Liveurope