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BBC Music Introducing showcase at Eurosonic 2019

20 January 2019

In January, BBC Music Introducing headed off to Eurosonic for the first time. Eurosonic is an annual four-day music festival and conference in Groningen, Netherlands.

BBC Music Introducing teamed up with PRS Foundation to take two upcoming artists from the UK to perform internationally. Huw Stephens from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6Music’s Steve Lamacq selected one act each for this opportunity.

Watch highlights below...

Huw Stephens' choice

Boy Azooga head to Eurosonic

Boy Azooga head to Eurosonic with Introducing and PRS Foundation

Huw Stephens selected Cardiff psyche-pop band Boy Azooga!

They are Davey, Daffyd, Dylan and Sam, influenced by The Beastie Boys and Outkast.

Their track Face Behind Her Cigarette was the Introducing track of the Week on Radio 1 and they performed on the BBC Music Introducing stage at The Biggest Weekend in Swansea in May 2018.

This year they’re supporting Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Steve Lamacq's choice

LION goes to Eurosonic!

LION went to Eurosonic with Introducing and PRS Foundation

Steve Lamacq picked LION, a rock and roll/pop songstress living in Bournemouth, supported by BBC Music Introducing Solent.

LION has been gigging since she was 14 and takes influence from by PJ Harvey, Sia and Alabama Shakes.

Her track Oh No was a previous Introducing track of the week on BBC Radio 1.