Please note: this event has already taken place
The Happy Suspended / Garden / Jade Praize
More than 7,000 artists from eight European countries are on the platform Gigstarter. From singer-songwriters to rock bands and from jazz ensembles to classical musicians. To highlight the biggest talents of the platform, Gigstarter organizes the annual Artist of the Year competition. Three live acts and a DJ with the most online votes will perform during the final at the Melkweg Amsterdam. Check this out!
An authentic singer-songwriter that you will not forget, that's Jade PraiZe. The artist from Haarlem with English roots wraps up her audience with her good songs and special charm on stage. She is currently touring throughout the Netherlands with the Popronde, and she is complementing this tour with a performance during the Gigstarter Artist of the Year final!
The Happy Suspended
Get those flexible spines all oiled up, tie those shoes nice and tight and warm up those vocal chords; here comes The Happy Suspended! This Belgian 4thwave ska-band consists of an attractive bunch of ramblers that will take you on a ska-journey through Punkland, Happyvalley, the Mountain of Jazz, Swingfield, Suspendedalley and Thrashlane until your feet are purple and your veins are dry.
GARDEN is an exciting alternative indie rock band hailing from Northampton. Inspired by the likes of Pearl Jam and Wolf Alice, the band released their first EP - City People Are Weird - in 2017 and have their second EP on the way later this year. It’s the first UK finalist ever, so give these talented rockers a warm welcome in the Melkweg!
Gigstarter DJ of the Year: Savio Damiano
The Dutch DJ Savio Damiano is the Gigstarter DJ of the Year! He will perform during the final with a show that includes an explosive mixture of old and modern sounds, which results in an energetic and refreshing sound! We cannot wait to see Savio Damiano in the DJ booth.