Six UK bands- Kubb, Adem, Duels, King Creosote, Telex and Mohair will be playing the EuroSonic showcase at the annual music industry gathering the Noorderslag Weekend in the Netherlands. The weekend from 12-14th January 2006 consists of the EuroSonic and Noorderslag festivals and the Noorderslag Seminar, and this year it's celebrating 20 years of promoting the best European pop, rock and dance music.

Luckily for us Brits, Radio 1 will be hosting a EuroSonic special on their One World Show on Sunday night with more live performances being broadcast on One Music, so you don't even need to leave your armchair to catch up with the action. You might just learn about some new and exciting bands with over 180 acts taking part!