Yes people, we are in the selection (along with 136 others) to be part of the Popronde 2015. There have been a record number of applications this year which is believed to be around 1300 different bands that competed for a chance on this prestigious touring festival. The 137 acts proved to be the first time that there have been more than 120 bands playing at the festival. Chris Moorman says on behalf of the Popronde says the following: “There were so many good acts applying that we decided to not hold on to the number 120, but we wanted the quality of the acts to define the number.”
Popronde covers 40 cities, starting at Nijmegen. The goal of the festival is to give a platform to look at the bands of tomorrow for free. Acts like Blaudzun, De Staat, Dotan, Mister & Mississippi, Marike Jager, Racoon, Chef’Special and Kensington could be seen during the Popronde before they had their breakthrough. In these 40 cities there will be around 1300 performances in and around 750 different locations.
These cities include: Alkmaar, Almere, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Assen, Breda, Delft, Den Bosch, Den Haag, Deventer, Dordrecht, Eindhoven, Emmen, Enschede, Groningen, Haarlem, Heerenveen, Heerlen, Helmond, Hengelo, Hilversum, Hoorn, Leeuwarden, Leiden, Maastricht, Middelburg, Nijmegen, Oss, Roermond, Rotterdam, Sittard, Tilburg, Utrecht, Wageningen, Weert, Venlo, Zutphen and Zwolle.
We were selected by: Ingmar Griffioen and Christiaan Walraven, Roosmarijn Reijmer (3voor12 Radio), Jasper van Vugt (OOR/Herman Brood Academie), Frank van der Lende (3FM), Joey Ruchtie (Eurosonic/Noorderslag), Henk Kanning (Pinguin Radio) Koen ter Heegde (Subroutine Records), Hannah Vink (muziekredacteur DWDD), Frank Kimenai (Lexicon Bookings), Ricardo Jupijn (The Daily Indie), Martijn Crama (manager and docent Music Management),Bas Barnasconi (Van Katoen/Bazzookas/Pinguin Radio), Maarten Middendorp (booker at Agents After All) and head juror Mischa van den Ouweland (Popronde).
We are extremely proud and elated to be part of such a fantastic festival! For more info please keep checking the site or our social media outlets.