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Sat 08.12


Artist of the Year Final


More than 6,000 artists from eight European countries are subscribed at the platform Gigstarter. From singer-songwriters to rock bands and from jazz musicians to classical orchestras. To highlight the most popular talents of the platform, Gigstarter organizes the annual Artist of the Year competition. The three acts with the most online votes will perform during the final at the Sugar Factory.

The finalists of 2018 are:

The SoulPhoenixs (FR)
A fabulously funk explosion from France! The SoulPhoenixs is inspired by 70s funk and soul: a unique mix between Tower of Power, Jamiroquai and Vintage Trouble. On stage, the energy of these promising musicians spreads via their groove. Intoxicating melodies, catchy rhythms, The SoulPhoenixs is ready to make you dance.

Buckwood Mojo (BE)
These six experienced Belgian musicians will give a memorable blues performance during this final. It’s a magical cocktail of swing, boogie and lots of blues, sometimes with a jazzy edge or with a touch of rock music. And they love to play live for an audience. With this rockin’, jivin’, swingin’ boogie they’ll set the Sugar Factory on fire.

Stoned Therapists (FR)
The youngest act of the evening is ready to rock! Stoned Therapists is a talented French band who is going to bring their wonderful rock and stoner rock to Amsterdam. Their first performance in the Netherlands will be one to remember for the audience and the band.


DJ Frank Gomez (ES)
The new Gigstarter DJ of the year: the Spanish DJ Frank Gomez! He began his career in Seville, in the Cathedral Club, and conquered the city from this club. His house music was quickly expanded in the beach clubs of Andalusia and that is why he started playing in different Spanish coastal sites. It’s time that the rest of Europe is going to know him and he will close the evening with a thrilling DJ set.


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