The platform is a quality label awarded to live music venues committing to European diversity. The objective of Liveurope is to boost the programming of young European acts across the continent and help them reach new audiences. Established in 2014, the Liveurope platform is the first initiative of its kind in Europe.
Liveurope is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme, and coordinates projects like Above 55° (Supported by the Nordic Culture Fund) and Soundcat (Institut Ramon Llull) to increase touring opportunities for emerging European artists.
Liveurope is a membership organisation, bringing together international concert venues across Europe. The platform is coordinated by Ancienne Belgique, the internationally acclaimed concert venue located in the heart of Europe: Brussels. The member venues are selected for their dedication to booking European talent, as well as their professional infrastructure and international reputation.
A38 Ship is dedicated to diverse and original concert programming, especially that of up-and-coming talent. We are dedicated to discovering the best new artists from abroad and bringing them to our audiences.
All concerts that are marked with “Supported by Liveurope” are emerging international acts hand-selected by our in-house programming teams. These concerts are by artists that are at a relative start of their professional music career, but show indisputable promise for international success. Being booked at our venue increases their visibility and reputation on the international music circuit. This helps artists reach new levels in their careers.
The aim of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union is to support European cultural, creative, and audio-visual sectors. Liveurope, being one of the first initiatives co-financed by this programme, has the responsibility of bringing new artists and music to new audiences across European borders, supporting emerging musicians in their artistic career.