Liveurope Online Festival, 24 - 25 September, live from Europe's hottest venues

Liveurope goes online for the 3rd edition of the platform’s annual festival!

Under the title Renewing the European music scene, the festival is yet another result of the close cooperation between the Liveurope venues that, despite all challenges brought on by the pandemic, remain committed to working together to find new ways to boost the European music diversity. 

The digital format of the event is also an opportunity for us to reach beyond our network and include even more European music venues in the conversations. Together, we want to lay the foundations for a more desirable future for the sector and discuss what is needed to support even more European artists to break beyond their national borders.

The programme includes a series of concerts with more than 10 up-and-coming acts of over 10 different nationalities livestreamed from the Liveurope venues, a high-level talk between policy-makers and music professionals, and closed meetings for music venues professionals

The festival's very core lies in this statement, which reaffirms the platform's conviction that, as a group, we are stronger to promote Europe's numerous talents and highlights the role of venues as the drivers of a rich, creative and powerful music ecosystem.

Join us between 24 and 25 September to discover new European talents and imagine a more sustainable future for the music sector!

Jump to: Statement, Concerts, High-level talk, Meetings for music venues

Concerts livestreamed from Europe’s hottest stages

Friday, 25 September, 17:00 - 20:00 CET

Our venues have prepared a truly European and diverse line-up for the festival, featuring some musical gems to watch out for. Check the concerts line-up and running order below:

Follow the livestream of the concerts on Facebook

17:00 – 17:15     Drens (DE)

17:15 – 17:35     BÖBE (HU)

17:35 – 18:10     Dj Danifox (PT)

18:10 – 18:25     Charlotte Adigéry (BE)

18:25 – 18:35     Malin Pettersen (NO)

18:35 – 18:50     Nebraska (FR)

18:50 – 19:00     Anna Andreu (ES)

19:00 – 19:20     Zvíře jménem Podzim (CZ)

19:20 – 19:30     Mekdes (DK)

19:30 – 19:45     Pijammies (SI)

19:45 – 20:00     Jelsa (PL)

20:00 – 20:20     Ooostblok (NL)

High-level talk between decision-makers and music professionals

Friday, 25 September, 14:00 - 15:30 CET

What do we need to rebuild the music ecosystem in Europe? While the live music sector is still very much at a halt, shows are starting to pick up again and some artists are resuming to tour. In this context, what are the perspectives for the recovery of the European music sector? Music Moves Europe was born precisely to boost the potential of European music diversity and talent. What ideas, learnings and recommendations can we withdraw from this initiative to rekindle favourable conditions for our sector? How can they benefit to the live music sector that was most heavily impacted in this crisis? 

Tune-in to the open talk on Facebook.

Introductory speech by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth (BG) 

Sabine Verheyen
, Member of the European Parliament (DE)
Jean-Philippe Thiellay, Centre national de la musique (FR)
Virgo Sillamaa, EMEE - European Music Exporters Exchange (EE)
Naiara Lasa, Sala Apolo (ES)

Moderator: Fabien Miclet, European Affairs Consultant (FR)

Closed meetings for music venues professionals (by registration only)

As the very first actors impacted by the current crisis, music venues were also the first to adapt and change their practices in this unprecedented turmoil. Through these panels, we want to lay the foundations for a more desirable future for music venues, and to fully recognise their role as drivers of the European music scene.

Registrations to the meetings for music venues professionals are now closed. If you would like to join them but haven't registered, please contact us at and we'll do our best to reply you in time. 

Strength lies in numbers: joining forces to press policy-makers

Thursday, 24 September, 11:30 - 12:30 CET

From impressive support-campaigns to the creation of new live music associations over the last six months, live music venues have pressed policymakers through joint actions to get their voices heard. Their inspiring advocacy work showed results. Although our sector is far from reaching a safe haven, this crisis has showed us, once again, that together we are stronger. How did this pandemic change the way live music venues interact with public authorities? What are the effects on the structuration of the live music sector? What good practices can we withdraw from this situation to inspire others?

Beverley Withtrick, Music Venue Trust (UK)
David Dehard, Court-Circuit (BE)
Gonçalo Riscado, Musicbox (PT)
Gaianè Kevorkian, KeepOn Live (IT)

Moderator: Elisa Thoma, Live DMA (FR)

This session is organised by Live DMA.

Time for a much-needed boost to the European music scene!

Thursday, 24 September, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

In the wake of Covid-19, it’s clear that chances are close to none that bands from other continents will be touring during the next concert season (September 2020 – June 2021). In a context where the circulation of artists can resume in Europe, what opportunities does this bring to music venues to promote European talent in full force? And how to ensure and empower exchange of European artists in various territories?

Hannes Tschürtz, Ink Music (AT)
Clemence Renaut, ATC Live (FR)
Katia Giampaolo, Estragon (IT)

Moderator: Miran Rusjan, MENT Ljubljana (SL) 

This session is organised by MENT Ljubljana.

Music venues and cultural centres as cultural mediators

Thursday, 24 September, 16:00 - 17:00 CET

As places of both participation and activism, music venues and cultural centres’ work bring to the forefront important discussions that might lead the way to the making of cultural and social policies. Engaged with specific ecosystems and urban environments, they play an essential role that answers directly to their own communities’ needs.

In this panel, we discuss the importance of music venues and cultural centres as social and cultural mediators, their role in setting the ground for the development of cultural policies and how to bring together these spaces and the decision-makers.

Melissa Perales, Night School Berlin (DE)
Ella Overkleeft, Trans Europe Halles (NL)
Baptiste Pinsard, Le sucre (FR)
Craig Pennington, Future Yard (UK)

Moderator: Luis Fernandes, Canal 180 (PT)

This session is organised by MIL – Lisbon International Music Network.

How music venues are finding ways to stay active and relevant while their stages are empty?

Friday, 25 September, 10:00 - 11:00 CET

How to carry on with our core activities when the most important element of our work is missing? This panel will address some of the solutions founds by venues to continue their activities and one of their important missions to support their respective music scenes. With the boom of livestreaming, how do music venues invest in it and to what extent can it be a source of monetization?

Mark Adam Harold, Vilnius Night Alliance (LT)
Sten Ove Toft, Blå (NO)
Vladica Mladenovski, Grga, MKC Skopje (MK)
Lene Vive Christiansen, VEGA (DK)

Moderator: Bas Grasmayer, Music x Corona (DE) 

This session is organised by Music X Corona.


We would like to give a special thanks to the Liveurope members and the partners who have embraced this project. Partners of the festival include Institut Ramon Llull, Live DMA, EMEE - European Music Exporters Exchange, MIL – Lisbon International Music Network, MENT LjubljanaMusic X Corona, Primavera Pro and reset!.