Hit the North
A cooperation between Popfabryk, Kunst en Cultuur Drenthe, POPgroningen, Into The Great Wide Open en Eurosonic Noorderslag.
Hit the North is an unique collaboration between festivals, media, stages and educative institutions from the north of the Netherlands. Hit the North is established to stimulate professional talent development in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. Northern pop culture is unique, but often artists experience many difficulties that hold them back from really breaking through.
Over a period of one year 12 participating acts are offered knowledge, facilities and network. The goal? To enhance their professional music career. Hit the North is focused on practical experience. Participants will participate in several bootcamps and get a chance to play on a stage during Eurosonic Noorderslag in January. The Hit the North-programme is necessary for new and upcoming artists, because the making it in and understanding the music industry has proven to be difficult. Especially, knowledge of the field and the artistic development need extra attention and improvement.
Selection Frisian acts edition 2019: YVI, Woe Blind Birds and Lester Blackfield
Selection Frisian acts edition 2020: Seewolf, The Resurrection and Delore
Selection Frisian acts edition 2021: now open for applicants