LIVE STREAM: Nordic Playlist Radio Bar at Slush Music, Helsinki | SLUSH MUSIC

Wednesday 30th November 2016

The Nordic Playlist Radio Bar will make its way to Slush Music in Helsinki on Wednesday 30th November!

Following previous editions at Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavík, by:Larm Festival in Oslo and Berlin Festival, the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar is now set to head to Helsinki to present a fourth edition of the concept.

Featuring tailor-made programmes from world renowned broadcasters alongside performances from some of Finland’s hottest emerging acts, the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar will be live streamed in its entirety here at, while attendees of Slush Music are invited to join us at the Radio Bar to witness the action in person. 


Performances from Lake Jons, Biniyam, VIEW and very special guests are in store, as are radio shows from Seattle based DJ Kevin Cole of KEXP, Matthías Már Magnússon of RÚV in Iceland, Christoph Schrag of Radio Fritz in Germany and more! Join us throughout the day – in person or online – to tune in to specially made broadcasts exploring the rich musical landscape of the Nordics.


The Nordic Playlist Radio Bar will be available to live stream right here ar on Wednesday 30th November. For a taste of what’s in store, check out our video archive from the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar at Berlin Festival!


Delegates attending the music day of SLUSH are invited to join us at the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar to enjoy freshly baked cinnamon buns and refreshments courtesy of Putte’s Cinnamon Bun Bar, as presented by Antto Melasniemi, one of Finland’s most infamous chefs best known for his much-loved restaurants Kuurnaa, Ateljé Finne and Putte’s Bar & Pizza. Enjoy the immersive atmosphere of the Radio Bar, experience the broadcasts and performances close up, and meet the DJs and the team behind the Nordic Playlist while being surrounded by the finest Nordic music.


Wednesday 30th November
(All times are Finnish – CET +1)

10:00 – 11:00 – Nordic Playlist Radio Bar: Kick Off with Francine Gorman
11:00 – 12:00 – Christoph Schrag (Radio Fritz), Nordic Soundgarden
12:00 – 13:00 – Orion (YleX), Finnish Night Lights – A selection of the hottest dancefloor tunes
12:45 – 13:00 – Biniyam Live Session
13:00 – 14:00 – Casper Bach Hegstrup (DR P6 Beat) Debut – A First Time For Everything’ – Emerging Nordic Tunes
13:45 – 14:00 – ALMA Live Session
14:00 – 15:30 – Mattí Már Magnússon (RÚV 2), Poppland with Matthías Már Magnússon
14:45 – 15:00 – Lake Jons Live Session
15:30 – 17:00 – Kevin Cole (KEXP), Borderless Bliss: A Redistribution of Peace, Love and Understanding
16:15 – 16.30 – View Live Session

Get to know the DJs and Artists!

Francine Gorman – Nordic Playlist (UK)

(10am – 11am)

Francine Gorman is the Editor of the Nordic Playlist, bringing fresh Nordic releases, news, playlists and more to Nordic music fans each and every day. Francine will kick off the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar at Slush with a show packed full of the best and most prominent Nordic releases of 2016 so far, warming up the Airwaves for the fantastic international broadcasters that will present their own shows at the Radio Bar throughout the rest of the day.

Christoph Schrag – Fritz Radio (DE)

(11am – 12.00 noon)

Christoph Schrag is a radio host at German public radio station Fritz (vom RBB), the channel for young listeners within the regional Berlin and Brandenburg branch of the ARD network.

In his two weekly music shows he presents unsigned artists from Germany on Fritz Unsigned, as well as music from around the globe on Fritz Soundgarden International, and we are looking so much forward to having Christoph with us at our Radio Bar!

DJ Orion – YleX (FIN)

(12 noon – 1pm)

As one of Finland’s busiest DJs, Orion is most known for his work on Finnish national radio YleX, where he hosts a seven hour show every Friday evening. He is also one of the former hosts of Tiistain Tanssi-ilta, the oldest electronic music radio show in Finland. Next to his work at Misc. Management, the first Finnish dance music oriented DJ booking agency, he also produces techno as a solo artist and orchestral chill-out music as half of Orion & J.Shore duo.

12:45 – 13:00 – Biniyam Live Session

Casper Bach Hegstrup – DR P6 Beat (DEN)

(1pm – 2pm)

Danish radio host Casper Bach Hegstrup presents new and emerging bands on Danish indie/alternative station P6 BEAT every week. The head of music at P6 BEAT, Casper has previously served as a drummer for various Danish bands, and is involved in several projects with upcoming artists. He is always on the lookout for new and interesting sounds, but he is not the biggest fan of standard band stories – Casper would much rather dig for the quirky little anecdotes to spice up presentations of the songs on his radio shows.

Matthías Már Magnússon – Rás 2 (ICE)

(2pm – 3.30pm)

Matthías Már Magnússon is a radio presenter from Iceland. He hosts a daily music show called Poppland on Rás 2 for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. The show focuses on new Icelandic music, with live sessions, an album of the week and all types of music, old and new.

Matti first introduced us to new Icelandic music with his handpicked Nordic Playlist back in August, and we are very excited to have him on board again!

14:45 – 15:00 – Lake Jons Live Session

Kevin Cole – KEXP (US)

(3.30pm – 5pm)

Kevin Cole is the senior programme director and host of the afternoon show for Seattle-based KEXP, a non-commercial public radio station with millions of listeners all over the world online, and home to over 40 DJs who are pioneers in music discovery for people worldwide.

Kevin Cole curated his very own Nordic Playlist earlier this year and we are thrilled to have him as a part of the Radio Bar!

16:15 – 16.30 – View Live Session