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Strong Year For Eurosonic

GENEVA, Switzerland (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 24th annual Eurosonic music conference and festival wrapped up this weekend, boasting it's strongest attendance numbers despite the unfortunate cancellation of one of the keynote speakers.

Eurosonic sold out this year, drawing 2,800 attendees, up slightly from last year's 2,650 with 43 territories represented by delegates, up from 34 last year, Billboard reported.

2010 was also a strong year for Eurosonic's music festival also sold out quickly and Billboard reported that tickets for the event were all gone within 2 hours of going on-sale.

Music industry columnist Bob Lefsetz had been slated to keynote the final day by hosting a Q&A panel was forced to cancel his appearance due to health issues.

"This year, by using more rooms at De Oosterpoort, we could increase capacity to 2,800 and sold out just a bit before Christmas," Eurosonic founder Peter Smidt told Billbard. "We may get a little bigger next year due to demand but we want to make sure we have the right people there, so we don't really want to grow too much." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers