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Liveurope is a pan-European initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote European music diversity.

Our key mission is to give incentives to concert venues to promote the circulation of up-and-coming European artists through a bonus mechanism and a European quality label.

We support concert venues that are active in the promotion of emerging European talent in order to create lasting effects in the cross-border circulation of European repertoire. 

Established in 2014 with the co-funding of the Creative Europe programme of the EU, our platform is the first initiative of its kind in Europe.

Our members

Liveurope gathers international concert venues across Europe. The member venues are selected for their commitment to booking diverse European artists, as well as their highly professional infrastructure and world-class reputation. 

Over the years, our platform of iconic concert venues has been growing consistently, from 13 venues in 2014 to 22 venues in 22 European countries today. We aim to continue expanding in the future to include more concert halls across Europe and consolidate Liveurope as the defining quality label for European concert venues. 

Learn more Want to join us?

Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
A38, Budapest, Hungary
Blå, Oslo, Norway
Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
FZW, Dortmund, Germany
Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia
L'Aéronef, Lille, France
Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

MKC, Skopje, North Macedonia
Močvara, Zagreb, Croatia
Musicbox, Lisbon, Portugal
Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava, Slovakia
Palác Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
Posthof, Linz, Austria
Principal Club Theater, Thessaloniki, Greece*

Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
Santeria, Milan, Italy
Stodoła, Warsaw, Poland
Sveta, Tallinn, Estonia
VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark
Village Underground, London, UK*
​*associate members

Our model

We provide support in the form of a financial bonus to our member venues, proportionally to their bookings of emerging, European, non-national acts.

The idea is to give concert venues both an incentive and a safety net to take more risks to promote the diversity of the European music scene to their audiences.

In short, we support the shows organised by our venues, who are completely autonomous in their choice of programming. In order to be eligible, the artists booked must fulfil a set number of criteria.

What do we consider an emerging artist?

To be eligible for Liveurope support, the artists must:

  • be based in a Creative Europe country and be playing in a music venue outside their home country;
  • have a valid demonstration of professional entourage and a proven dedication to building an international career. However, they may not have been professionally active for more than 7 years;
  • have published at least one music work (EP, LP, albums, …) and not more than 3 albums.  
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Liveurope model

Our impact

Over 3500 promising acts from 40 European countries got to play with our support over the past 8 years, some of which made it big, like Christine and The Queens (FR), Rosalia (ES) & MØ (DK). 

Check some key figures below and dig deeper into our impact in our reports: 2020, 2021 & 2022 (available later in December).

Liveurope enables great venues with passionate bookers to support emerging artists that may not otherwise have that opportunity. They played a vital role in bringing my live shows to a wider audience.

Mø,
artist (DK)

Liveurope is a key partner in our shared efforts to give emerging artists the opportunity to go on stage, and to meet and develop their audiences across Europe

Mariya Gabriel,
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Thanks to the Liveurope cascading grant system, our venues across the continent are provided with a simple, unique and progressive tool to continuously boost our European programming from one season to the next.

Matjaž Manček,
head of music programme at Kino Siska (SI)

Media room

Here you can find a selection of media coverage on Liveurope, our latest press releases and our media kit.

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