ESNS is the place to discover artists of the future. ESNS is the biggest showcase festival of Europe and offers a stage to European artists over four days. It is a festival full of opportunities, surprises and discoveries, not just for music industry representatives but also for music lovers. At ESNS you will be the first to discover the line-up of the summer festivals of the years to come.

The festival is divided in Eurosonic and Noorderslag. Eurosonic is taking place the first three days during which European talent takes the stage in more than 30 venues in the city centre of Groningen. After that, Noorderslag is taking place in De Oosterpoort where Dutch talent gets the chance to present itself to the public.

The goal of ESNS is to help these artists break through on the international live music market. ESNS wishes to generate more attention for European music, its diversity and quality, and aims to bring the artists who make this music in front of international audiences. ESNS strives towards building international careers for emerging acts, unlocking their potential and getting them to spread their music. Talent should be heard and deserves to be offered a stage to do so.

The next edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag will take place from 16 until 19 January 2019.