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Dj Martin Garrix wint Popprijs 2016

Dj Martin Garrix wint Popprijs 2016

Dj Martin Garrix (20) has the Popprijs 2016 won. That was Saturday night announced at the festival Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen.

Dj Martin Garrix (20) has the Popprijs 2016 won. That was Saturday night announced at the festival Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen.

Garrix, the artist name of Martijn Garritsen, took the prize at reception; he is currently abroad but spoke to the audience via a video message.

The jury found that Garrix from many other dj’s distinguished by his “urge for renewal and unerring sense for melody and hits”. She calls him an artist with “impressive figures”. The dj scored hits with songs like Animals and In The Name of Love.

Important contribution

The Popprijs is presented annually to the band or artist that according to the jury in the past year, the most important contribution to Dutch pop music. Last year the prize went to New Wave (a Lil’ Small and Ronnie Flex).

Previous winners were, among others, The Common Linnets, Anouk and The Youth of Today. The price consists of a cash prize of 10,000 euro and a statue of Theo Mackaay.

Earlier in the evening were also the Iron Podiumdieren granted, the prices of the popsector. TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht was voted the best poppodum of the Netherlands. Eurosonic Noorderslag festival and received the award for best festival.

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