Best New Talent Award voting is live!

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Who will win the Best New Talent Award of 2024? Check the nominees and vote for your favourite from among 10 preselected artists representing the fresh originality and cultural diversity of the European music scene!

Estonian electronica, French-Congolese grooves, Polish folk punk and Belgian-based North-African jazz  – a taste of contestants’ originality, and a fraction of Europe’s diverse soundscapes. 10 upcoming artists out of 143 who performed last year at any of UPBEAT’s member festivals were selected by the jury, as part of the platform’s effort to promote new talent. The 10 nominees reinterpret their heritage in today’s context, sing in their original language, and the jury decided are worth the extra attention given by UPBEAT. Winning the title will grant them a gig at A to Jazz Festival in Sofia, a video shot by the Blogotheque team in Paris, and the fallout of UPBEAT’s campaign.  

By casting a vote, you can tap into a Europe-wide stream of fresh talent, and become a part of UPBEAT’s mission. Voters may win a ticket to Waves Vienna showcase festival and conference. 

Best New Talent nominees in 2024:

  • Aleph Quintet (Belgium)
  • Caamaño & Ameixeiras (Spain)
  • DIS IS MARKĒTA (Slovakia)
  • Fanie Fayar (France)
  • Hańba! (Poland)
  • i sordi (Italy)
  • KOSY (Poland)
  • Lonitseera (Estonia)
  • Meral Polat Trio (the Netherlands)
  • Tintura (Estonia)

Cast your vote until 15 May at!