ESNS announces first acts as the event returns to its physical format


Son Mieux, Adwaith, Árný Margrét, Schmyt, The Haunted Youth, Kids Return, and more are confirmed for ESNS23. Festival tickets are on sale from Friday 23 September 2022.

Son Mieux (NL)

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the key exchange for emerging European music talent announces the first acts for its 37th edition line-up – the first physical edition after two fully digital editions. The organisation is thrilled to welcome its visitors back to Groningen in January 2023.

First acts ESNS 2023 confirmed

33 up-and-coming artists are confirmed to showcase at ESNS23 as the first artists to play in Groningen in January 2023 are revealed.
The first batch of artists have been selected in cooperation with NPO 3FM and European national radio broadcasters – collaborating within the EBU (European Broadcasting Union). The festival additionally reveals the first acts scheduled to play at Noorderslag.

In collaboration with the EBU, ESNS selected 33 up-and-coming acts for Eurosonic;

Adwaith (gb) (BBC Music), Aiko (cz) (CR / RADIO WAVE), Anna Erhard (ch) (RTR), Árný Margrét (is) (RUV/RAS2), Aze (at) (ORF/FM4 ), Club Makumba (pt) (RTP/ANTENA 3), Deki Alem (se) (SR/P3), Eliza Legzdina (lv) (LATVIJAS RADIO 5), freekind. (si) (RADIO SLOVENIJA/Val202), Hammok (no) (NRK/P3), Ivi (ee) (ERR/RADIO 2), Joya Marleen (ch) (SRF3), Kety Fusco (ch) (RSI Rete3), Kids Return (fr) (RADIO FRANCE), Koikoi (rs) (RTS, RADIO BELGRADE ONE), Leepa (de) (ARD), Madame (it) (RAI/RADIO 2), Maz (lu) (LUERSL/100.7), Monikaze (lt) (LRT Opus), Nina Kohout (sk) (RTVS/Radio_FM ), Rori (be) (TIPIK), Schmyt (de) (ARD), Selló (ie) (RTE/2FM), Son Mieux (nl) (NPO 3FM), The Haunted Youth (be) (VRT/STUDIO BRUSSEL), Tom Lennon (fi) (YLE X + Music Finland), Varnish La Piscine (ch) (COULEUR 3), and Vlure (gb) (BBC Music).

First confirmed acts for Noorderslag;

Katnuf (nl), Natte Visstick (nl), The Jordan (nl), Nusantara Beat (nl), and Gotu Jim (nl).

Discover the full line-up here. Stay tuned for more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

ESNS23 tickets

With the first confirmations for the festival, tickets sales for the festival start Friday 23 September 2022 12.00 hrs. at

Registrations for the ESNS conference are available at a medium rate until Monday, September 25th at 12.00 hrs.