Two of the world’s largest festivals will be at Future Echoes in Norrköping


Future Echoes will release its first speakers and artists of the festival that takes place 16-18th September 2021 in Norrköping, Sweden. Today we can announce that bookers from two of the largest festivals in the world, Glastonbury Festival in the UK and Summerfest in the USA will be amongst the international industry professionals attending.

Benjamin Coleman is the booker and creative director for both the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England and the Green Man Festival in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Since its start in 1970, Glastonbury has grown into one of Europe’s largest festivals with around 130,000 visitors. Green Man was started in 2003 and is considered independent and in recent years has around 25,000 visitors.

David Silbaugh is best known as a talent buyer for Summerfest, ”The World’s Largest Music Festival”, in Milwaukee, USA. The festival has held the world record in visitors during the 2000s with its around one million visitors per year. David also produces the famous Emerging Artists series for the festival. A scene where they present the stars of tomorrow in the middle of the audience. David is a former board member, secretary, and vice president of the Chicago Chapter of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), he is also an A&R consultant for GMR Marketing and for APM Music.

Getting bookers from the biggest festivals who have stages for new artists and emerging talent is extremely exciting. At Future Echoes, they can find new acts and offer the bands this unique and career changing opportunity. The Swedish band The Magnettes, for example, got invited back after their first appearance at Summerfest 2017 to play on the next biggest stage as the opening act to KeSha 2018 which created numerous opportunities for the band.” Says Peter Åstedt at Future Echoes.

Future Echoes also releases four artists as a teaser before Christmas and the first bigger line up reveal for the start of 2021.

Amadeus (Romania)

Amadeus is one of the most appreciated all female electric quartets worldwide. Their constant and ingenious combining of classical and modern elements has certified this group as one of the most popular artists in the realm of classical crossover music. Back in 2000, they, along with the Bond Quartet, were the first in the world to use an all-electric instrument array to achieve the perfect blend of classical and modern, thus actually creating a new musical style. They released five record albums with a major label in Romania.



Andrew Cassara (Canada)

Describing Andrew Cassara’s style in words does not do it justice. Hearing and feeling his music are really the only ways to fully appreciate the 24-year-old Ottawa-based artist’s singular blend of funk, disco and pop. Fuelled by influences ranging from Shawn Mendes, to the Bee Gees and artists like Jamiroquai – who, like Cassara, blur stylistic lines fluidly – Cassara’s debut album, Freak on Repeat (SGMGroupArtists), may sound familiar, but it’s absolutely impossible to pigeonhole. In 2018, Cassara headlined the Youth X Canada Tour, performing for and engaging with audiences at youth centres across Ontario to encourage young people to share their own stories and mental health struggles. He’s also performed in the US, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and Sweden at showcases, festivals, clubs, and conferences, and shared the stage with prominent Canadian and International artists Shawn Mendes, Chromeo, Tyler Shaw, Lauv and others. Now Andrew will add on Future Echoes to his Covid pushed tour that takes him to both Europe and Asia.



$UN€ULT (Sweden)

$UN€ULT has emerged from the creative chaos that Evigheten (Norrköpings Konsthall) has created for almost two decades. With a passion for drum machines and synths, $UN€ULT is experimenting with influences from pop, house and techno. The music is a hypnotic exploration of the tension between the dark and the beautiful. 

The project was created during the filming of the documentary “Vardag och sägen på Lunds Gård”, when Klas and Meriyam experienced how the mansion they were living in was haunted.



Vis à Vis (Belgium)

Chloë Nols, Brussels based musician, has devoted the last year to writing a series of new songs for her breakout musical project ”Vis à Vis”. Seeking her true self in today’s turbulent and chaotic world. We can discover this new musical experiment in the debut single ”Cassandra”. A fusion of hypnotic indie pop with analogue synths and a touch of soothing saxophone provided by musician and producer, Thomas Jillings. The upcoming EP, out in 2021 before summer, will continue to show more cinematic textures and deep undercurrents, as well as a healthy dose of healing vocals.



Future Echoes

Future Echoes is Sweden’s new showcase festival that kicks off the 16-18th September, 2021 in Norrköping, Sweden. The festival but will be held annually in February starting in 2022. The festival will have 100 artists from around the world and an international music conference with international speakers. The festival is held at several venues in central Norrköping. Applications from bands in 50 different countries have already been received and applications will stay open until June. The festival has gotten off to a good start and already has several international collaborations with artist exchanges, through the collaboration with the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Norrköping. Since the start in June 2020, Future Echoes has already been represented at international showcase festivals both in panels and with exchanges with Swedish artists who have made appearances including Mu:Con (South Korea), SIM Sao Paulo (Brazil), Indie Week (Canada), Mondo NYC (USA), Tokyo Music Market (Japan), Break Out West (Canada), Amplify: LX (Luxembourg), Cranc (Spain), Rio Music Market (Brazil), Pin TV (Macedonia) and more to come.

Future Echoes is run by the non-profit association Discover Sensation and is produced in collaboration with the Norrköping company United Vision AB and 3Notes in Belgium.