January 18-21, 2023
|Company:||ESNS – Eurosonic Noorderslag|
|Contact:||Robert Meijerink (booking EU) – Joey Ruchtie (booking NL)|
|Phone:||+31 (0)50 744 03 35|
|Festival type:||Showcase festival and conference|
|Stages:||48 different stages in the city of Groningen|
Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) is a non-profit, European artist only, 100% showcase festival and music conference. Selling out each year ESNS attracts over 4,000 professional delegates, including 400 international festivals, and showcases around 350 European artists for over 40,000 visitors total.
By day, an international music conference takes place in the conference centre, De Oosterpoort, with 150 panels, keynotes, interviews, workshops, dinners, pitches, parties, presentations and meetings on the latest developments in the European and international music, media, production and interactive industry.
By night, during the two showcase festivals (Eurosonic and Noorderslag), musical talent has the chance to present itself to an international audience of music lovers and professionals. Eurosonic is the stepping stone for European acts, taking place in 40 different locations throughout the city centre of Groningen from Wednesday till Friday. Noorderslag presents the best Dutch music and takes place in concert venue De Oosterpoort in Groningen on Saturday.
ESNS has a proven track record for helping break new acts on the international live music scene. The showcase event has been responsible for kickstarting the international careers of artists such as Shame, Her, Alma, Roosevelt, Aurora, Dua Lipa and many more. This is not only done by offering these acts a stage during ESNS, but also by supporting them after the event by way of the ESNS Exchange.
Over the years, ESNS has made strides towards joining initiatives set out by local, national and international partners. With a partnership in Keychange and Take a Stand, ESNS openly addresses issues regarding diversity on multiple levels. In addition, the organization pursues talent development initiatives by actively participating in the Dutch Popstipendium and Hit the North.
From niche to mainstream pop
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the key exchange for emerging European music talent, with a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Aurora, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hinds, Idles, Mavi Phoenix, Meduza, Melanas, Oscar and the Wolf, Pip Blom, Podium, Pongo, Shame and Sigrid.