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DME’s Dutch Impact party comes to IFF

Dutch Music Export (DME) will take the International Festival Forum (IFF) by storm on Wednesday 25 September with its Dutch Impact party.

“Our first participation in the event will be nothing less than legendary, with a killer line-up, unlimited Dutch ‘stroopwafels’ and an open bar,” comments the DME team.

The Netherlands is often seen as the gateway to Europe for touring artists. With a vibrant clubbing circuit, a festival landscape like no other, and a down-to-earth, no-nonsense mentality, the country is considered by many as an all-time favourite for live music.

While promoters like Mojo, ID&T and Friendly Fire are among the top globally when it comes to promoting shows and creating festivals, the Netherlands also has a vast musical landscape with an incredible diverse range of domestic artists throughout all different types of musical genres. Make no mistake: there’s a lot this small country has to offer when it comes to live music and events!

“Our first participation in the event will be nothing less than legendary, with a killer line-up, unlimited Dutch ‘stroopwafels’ and an open bar”

Working with the best Dutch professionals and artists, DME has become a well-respected and trusted household name in the international music industry. For over 15 years, it has been showcasing and supporting the best up-and-coming Dutch artists, which has not been without results. Partly with support from DME, artists like Sevdaliza, Within Temptation, Kovacs and Jacco Gardner have grown to be legendary artists with a world-wide fan base.

For DME’s first participation in IFF, three incredible Dutch artists who are more than ready for the big festival stages will play a showcase at best venue of the IFF evening: the Monarch. Neo-soul legend Jarreau Vandal (Paradigm Agency, pictured), Asian psych-rockers YĪN YĪN (BLiP Agency) and funk indie whirlwind Chef’Special (Filter Music Group) will show you that when it comes to live music, the Dutchies are on top of their game!

Dutch Impact party at IFF will take place on Wednesday 25 September from 9 to 11.30 p.m. at the Monarch in Camden, north London.

Dutch Music Export is powered by Dutch Performing Arts Fund and Buma Cultuur.

IFF 2019 takes place from Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 September.


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Dutch set to make an Impact at TGE 2018

The Netherlands has been announced as The Great Escape’s lead international partner for 2018.

Partnering with export office Dutch Music Export (DME), the 13th edition of the British conference and showcase festival will highlight some of the Netherlands’ most prominent rising stars, including Dutch-Kurdish artist Naaz and Amsterdam-based singer Pitou. DME’s Dutch Impact party has long been a mainstay of The Great Escape (TGE), having brought Jameszoo, Klangstof, Amber Arcades, Dope DOD and Jacco Gardner to the event in the past.

Dutch Music Export producer Ruud Berends comments: “Dutch Music Export is proud to be the focus country at TGE 2018. Our country has supported and attended TGE from year one with both the Dutch Impact party and through various promotional support for our artists and industry.

“The UK is one of the most important countries for us to present the best the Lowlands has to offer and The Great Escape provides the best platform to showcase, support and promote Dutch musical talent to not only the UK but international music industries and audiences.”

“2018 is the perfect time to put the very best the Netherlands has to offer at the forefront of our festival”

Previous international partners include Switzerland (2017), Latvia and Lithuania (2016), New Zealand (2009), France (2007) and Canada (2006).

“At last we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on one of our strongest, most longstanding partners, the Netherlands,” adds Rory Bett, CEO of festival organiser Mama. “Since the birth of TGE in 2006, DME has worked alongside us to bring the best Dutch artists to the festival; our convention and line-up has grown from strength to strength with their support and incredible music scene.

“Twenty-eighteen is the perfect time to put the very best the Netherlands has to offer at the forefront of our festival.”

TGE returns to Brighton from 17 to 19 May 2018.


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