139 names added to the ESNS23 line-up


The showcase festival in Groningen adds a multitude of artists to its Eurosonic and Noorderslag line-up. Eurosonic presents a.o. Aime Simone (fr), Alina Pash (ua), Eydís Evensen (is), Florence Arman (at), Imen Siar (it), Johnny Labelle (gr), Keg (uk-eng), Kóboykex (fo), Lander & Adriaan (be), Namasenda (se), November Ultra (fr), Personal Trainer (nl) Public Display Of Affection (de), Svaneborg Kardyb (dk), The Heavy Heavy (uk-eng) and QUINZEQUINZE (fr), on the line-up.

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the key exchange for emerging European music talent, adds another 139 artists to its programme after already having confirmed 102 emerging artists. The showcase festival and conference also announces some significant changes to its programme.

Photo: Alina Pash (ua)

133 acts added to the Eurosonic line-up:

49th & Main (ie), 52 Hertz Whale (sk), 72-Hour Post Fight (it), 7ebra (se), Adela Mede (sk), Aga Ujma (pl), Ailbhe Reddy (ie), Aime Simone (fr), Albertine Sarges (de), ALBI X (de), Alina Pash (ua), Anaïs (de), Anushka Chkheidze (ge), Ayom (pt/es), B Young (uk-eng), Baby Volcano (ch), Banji (nl), Beharie (no), Big Joanie (uk-eng), Bilbao (de), Bnnyhunna (nl), Bon Entendeur (fr), Bricknasty (ie), Bulgarian Cartrader (bg), caro♡ (fr), Chillera (ua), CIEL (uk/nl), Cobra The Impaler (be), Coloray (nl), Combos (no), Cyan Kicks (fi), Danai Nielsen (gr), Dea Matrona (uk-ni/ie), Dienne (be), Diskopunk (se), Dobrawa Czocher (pl), Donkey Kid (de), Doppelfinger (at), ECHT! (be), Eugénie (fr), Eydís Evensen (is), Eyes (dk), Fixation (no), Florence Arman (at), Flying Moon In Space (de), Francis Of Delirium (lu), Funk Shui (mk), Gallus (uk-sco), Ġenn (mt), Gewalt (de), Girl Scout (se), Good Wilson (at), Gurriers (ie), Hentai Corporation (cz), Imen Siar (it), IVA (bg), Jada (dk), Jembaa Groove (de), JJ Paulo (dk), Johnny Labelle (gr), Jungle by Night (nl), Juno Francis (se), Keg (uk-eng), Khakikid (ie), Kids With Buns (be), Kóboykex (fo), Konstrakta & Zemlja Gruva (rs), Krapka;koma (ua), Kurs Valüt (ua), Kymara (uk/nl), Kynsy (ie), Lander & Adriaan (be), Latanya Alberto (nl), Loupe (nl), Love'n'Joy (ua), Lucinda Chua (uk-eng), M I M I (be), M. Byrd (de), M. Chuzi (be), M(h)aol (ie), Maria Chiara Argirò (it), Mazey Haze (nl), Meyy (be), Namasenda (se), Nelick (fr), New Pagans (uk-ni/ie), November Ultra (fr), O (uk-eng), Offica (ie), Omni Selassi (ch), Oopus (ee), Orange Skyline (nl), Pantaloons (si), Personal Trainer (nl), Pieter De Graaf (nl), Piqued Jacks (it), Planeta Polar (lt), Platon Karataev (hu), Power Plush (de), Psychonaut (be), Public Display Of Affection (de), Qlowski (it), QUINZEQUINZE (fr), Ramkot (be), Rein (se), Roland Cristal (fr), Saitün (ch), Sam De Nef (be), Siksa (pl), Sleap-e (it), Smash Into Pieces (se), Sofie Birch (dk), Somebody's Child (ie), Songø (fr), Soyuz (by), Sprints (ie), Structures (fr), Svaneborg Kardyb (dk), Taxi Kebab (fr), Temple Fang (nl), Terzij De Horde (nl), The Bug Club (uk-wal), The Heavy Heavy (uk-eng), The Vices (nl), Tukan (be), Tuys (lu), Uche Yara (at), Vera Vice (ee), Wallners (at), Waterbaby (se), Zimbru (ro), Zouj (de), and Σtella (gr).

Seven acts added to Noorderslag line-up:

Elephant, Katie Koss, Nonchelange, Personal Trainer (also announced for Eurosonic), Pitou, sor and Son Mieux (Son Mieux was previously also announced for Eurosonic).

ESNS previously confirmed 102 artists for the showcase festival. Find all 240 confirmed acts here. Stay tuned for more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

New at ESNS23

We are proud to present that we are expanding the opening night of the festival! As an even evening like Thursday and Friday night, ESNS Wednesday (January 18) will host over 80 acts in more than 20 venues. Among others, WDR Rockpalast will record live shows on two stages at Huize Maas on Wednesday night, to be broadcast on German national television.

On Saturday ESNS shifts its focus to the Netherlands. The conference will be relocated from De Oosterpoort to the city centre with the Forum as its focal point. As always, Noorderslag, the festival that presents the most promising Dutch artists every year, will take place in the Oosterpoort starting at 17.00 hrs.

Another first, ESNS offers separate day tickets this year. Go to esns.nl/tickets to get your tickets.

ESNS Conference

Last week Scott Cohen, co-founder of the music distribution company The Orchard (now owned by Sony) and the first-ever Chief Innovation Officer at Warner Music Group got confirmed for a keynote at the ESNS Conference. Recently, Scott Cohen announced his departure from Warner to start a new venture around the fractionalized ownership of music royalties. While the details around this new company remain unknown for the time being, you can expect a cutting-edge keynote from one of the pioneers in the music industry.

Previously, ESNS added more speakers to the conference programme; a keynote address with MiDiA Research’s Mark Mulligan (MiDiA Research), Helienne Lindvall (Swede as Candy Music) and Kriss Thakrar (MiDiA Research) will dive deeper into the fan economy, delegates from the music sector and the EU will discuss the state of the industry getting greener in the panel talk Going Green, the music sector in conversation with the EU, and Anne Löhr (Mental Health in Music) will be running the Mental Health Help Desk. Besides this, there will be lots more to discover at the ESNS Conference this year.

Read more about the announced panels here.

Find more information about the conference programme at esns.nl/conference

Conference Registrations are available via esns.nl/tickets

ESNS23 tickets

ESNS23 playlist

To get familiar with the artists you will be able to discover in Groningen, a playlist has been created with all the confirmed acts for ESNS23.