Booster Festival is the showcase festival of East Netherlands. Musical talent from Overijssel and Gelderland will have the opportunity to present themselves to the music industry in the Netherlands. During the day, artists from all over the Netherlands can talk to talent scouts during the music conference or attend various panels and master classes.
The showcase festival is free to attend. You can buy a ticket for the music conference.
More than 45 artists will grace the city center of Enschede on Saturday, April 6. Musical talents from Overijssel and Gelderland who have registered and been selected present their music to music professionals from all over the Netherlands. The artists perform throughout the city center of Enschede at locations such as Poppodium Metropool, Theater Concordia, Café Rocks and other cultural locations in the city. Booster Festival presents the most promising artists from the East of the Netherlands who are working hard. The showcase festival is free to attend.
Artists who previously played at Booster Festival include Jeangu Macrooy, NONCHELANGE, Get Jealous, Money & the Man, Babs, CLOUDSURFERS, Minka, Isa Zwart, Sofia Dragt, EUT and Vera Bon.
Booster is there to strengthen the connection between the artist and the professional. During the day program, at the music conference, you will find various workshops and seminars, organized in collaboration with cultural partners. Artists can register in advance for the feedback sessions, where artists can talk to talent scouts and music professionals to receive feedback on business and musical issues. Every year talent scouts and music professionals from the Dutch music industry are present. This includes bookers, managers, programmers and producers. You can purchase a ticket in advance for the music conference.
Will you come and have a drink and a meal with us in the Twentsche Foodhal on Saturday April 6? At the beginning of the evening we come together for the Booster networking dinner. You buy a Networking Dinner Ticket in our ticket shop. You receive 7 drink tokens and 2 drink tokens for this. In the food hall there is a wide choice of different Enschede cuisines in a great location in Enschede. The perfect time to network with people from the music industry.
Booster festival is organized by the Booster Foundation in close collaboration
with main partner ArtEZ Conservatorium Enschede and supporting partners Poppodium Metropool and development institution BRUT as a driving force behind the talent development agreement “from Basic to Booster” consisting of Poppunt Overijssel, Poppunt Gelderland, De Nieuwe Oost, ArtEZ Conservatorium, Burgerweeshuis, Gigant, Luxor Live, De Basis Nijmegen , Doornroosje, Hedon Production House, Hedon, New Electronic Ware, the New Notion, Metropool and of course Booster.
Other partners are Concordia Film | Theater | Beeldende Kust, Tornado Productions, Willminktheater Enschede, Popsport, Popronde, Sickhouse, Twentsche Foodhall Enschede, Jansen & Janssen, WARP Technopolis, Spacebar, Café Rocks, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Planet Of Sound, Colored Monkeys, ’88 Licht en Geluid, Gemeente Enschede, Enschede Promotie, Provincie Overijssel, Provincie Gelderland.
- Is the showcase festival free to attend?
- Yes! You don't need a ticket to come and see the artists in the city center of Enschede.
- Is the music conference free of charge?
- No. You need a ticket to attend the music conference. This takes place in ArtEZ Enschede. You can buy the tickets via the 'Tickets' button in the menu bar.
- Can the Booster Festival be reached by public transport?
- Yes! You can go to Enschede Central station by train/bus. All locations of both the music conference and the showcase festival are within walking distance of the station.
- What is the difference between the music conference and the showcase festival?
- The music conference is aimed at makers and people who work with makers. The music conference takes place during the day and you need a ticket for this. The showcase festival is for everyone. It starts and continues until the late hours of the night. A selection of Overijssel and Gelderland acts will play at the showcase festival. For more information, see the 'About Booster' page.
- Can I register my own act for the Booster Festival?
- Acts from Overijssel and Gelderland can register for the showcase festival. The registration period for this is around October every year. More information about this will be posted on our website and social media by then.
- Do I have to register for the feedback sessions with Talent Scouts?
- Yes, if you want to do a feedback session, you must register for it. You can do this during the music conference from 12:00 in the central hall of ArtEZ. Be there on time, full is full!