The Live Music Platform for new European talent
Rockhal is proud to be a founding member of Liveurope, the first pan-European initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote emerging European music.
What is Liveurope?
Liveurope is a European quality label awarded to live music venues committing to standards of excellence and European diversity in their programming policy. The objective of this program is to boost the programming of young European acts across the continent and help them reaching new audiences.
How does it work?
All participating venues are encouraged to program and promote emerging music talent from Europe, through incentive support provided by the "Creative Europe" programme of the European Union.
Liveurope provides support in the form of a financial bonus to the member venues proportionally to their booking of emerging, non-national, European acts. The function of this mechanism is to give established concert venues the opportunity to programme emerging artists every year.
The venues, in turn, are completely autonomous in their choice of programming and booking artists, as long as these acts are both emerging and European.
What’s an "emerging artist" in this context?
In order to be considered as a "Liveurope supported" performance, the artists need to have fulfilled a number of criteria. Firstly, the artists must be based on the European continent, must have proven a dedication and aspiration for an international music career, but may not have been professionally active for over 5 years.
Moreover, the artists in question must have published at most 3 professional studio albums, but must have provided a valid demonstration of a professional entourage. To be eligible in the Liveurope mechanism, the artist in question must be from a country other than the one where the venue is established.
Who is participating?
Along the Rockhal, this initiative brings together some of the most popular concert venues on the European continent.
Member venues of Liveurope:
Coordinator: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
• A38, Budapest, Hungary
• L'Aéronef, Lille, France
• Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
• Blå, Oslo, Norway
• FZW, Dortmund, Germany
• Melkweg, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
• Palác Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
• Musicbox, Lisbon, Portugal
• Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
• Stodoła, Warsaw, Poland
• Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
• Village Underground, London, UK
More information on liveurope.eu