Pre-roll concerts put young talents in the supporting program of the world's biggest artists

Every year Studio Brussels, a Belgian radio station that mainly plays an alternative selection of music, organises a search for young and emerging new artists. ‘The New Talents’ (De Nieuwe Lichting, in Dutch), as the show is called are voted for after a live show hosted in the famous Ancienne Belgique concert hall in Brussels. DDB Brussels imagined a way of giving the event a bit of a head start. How? By organising real pre-roll showcases as openers to the world’s biggest stars.

Those interested in ‘The New Talents 2017' show can also look on YouTube. To give the latest winners an extra boost, DDB Brussels placed the young artists in pre-roll showcases ahead of the world’s most famous artists’. Three 30-second spots were used, thereby serving as the ideal warm-up acts to the most popular music videos on the internet. In a way DDB Brussels and Studio Brussels are literally placing ‘The New Lights’ as the opening act to the greatest stars and most famous artists in the world. The pre-roll showcases targeted live performance videos to give viewers the feeling of being at a real concert. Something that will become reality for the “The New Lights” soon, as this summer the winners will be opening for world-class stars at Pukkelpop, a major festival in Belgium.





Clients : Jan Van Biesen, Witse Van Rillaer

Creative Directors : Odin Saillé, Peter Ampe

Creative team : Tom Meijer, Silke Beurms, Jolien Elegeert


Design : Sven Verfaille, Wietse De Ridder

Account Management : Francis Lippens, Kirsten Vanderbeke, Romy Vierhouten


Head of digital : Dorian Van Bever

PR: Kenn Van Lijsebeth



About DDB Brussels

To solve our client’s business issues, we favor our people’s skills instead of the latest buzzwords. Bringing together our people’s talent in strategy, technology, creation and production under one roof results in "work that works”.

Our long-standing experience with people-focused brands (VW, IKEA, Studio Brussel, bpost bank, DKV, letgo, De Persgroep…) inspires an internal culture based on creativity & humanity. This helps us come up with creative business solutions that interact with how people behave today. Our solutions go beyond what is traditionally labeled as advertising and can propel a brand for years.

With a headcount of around 60 people, we are large enough to take up the most serious challenges, while remaining agile enough to respond in real-time to new opportunities.

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