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UPBEAT Awards 2023

New talent, the diverse and hidden treasures of Europe are hard to come by, if you don’t know where to look.

Choose your favorite! UPBEAT supports emerging acts through the UPBEAT Best New Talent Award and its extended programme. Pick your favourite and cast your vote for the beautifully diverse music scene Europe needs. Voting ends on 12 September, 12 PM, CET. 

Voters can win tickets to Tallinn Music Week ’24.  The winners will be notified via email.

Every year, nominees  receive mentoring and take part in UPBEAT’s extensive campaign. The winner, to be announced in September, receives international attention and career opportunities. They will become internationally recognized artists of their unique heritage. 

The award goes to the best of 10 preselected acts, decided by public vote, that is YOU! This year’s selection spans the continent from North Macedonia, Estonia, Italy, Poland, Spain (Catalonia), Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia, highlighting artists who sing in their original language, and reinterpret their heritage. 

UPBEAT is the first European showcase platform for world music. We are an alliance of festivals, together creating the future of a diverse and sustainable music industry in Europe.