Registrations for ESNS 2023 are available now! Click the button below to register for the ESNS 2023 conference.

The conference and showcase festival ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) in Groningen will now be a fully digital edition in 2021. Given the current situation and government guidelines organizing a physical edition is no longer feasible. This means that the program of both the festival and the conference will be presented as a digital platform from 13 to 16 January 2021. 

The digital edition will continue the mission of ESNS; promoting and circulating new European music as well as offering many new networking opportunities and more reach through ESNS’ online channels and media partners.

In many ways, the 35th edition will be different from previous years. The current restrictions to contain the pandemic require the necessary adjustments for this edition. Either way, the focus on Europe is greater than ever. While ESNS previously highlighted a focus country every year, for its upcoming edition ESNS chose to focus on all of Europe.

The ticket price for a digital ESNS is €50,-.This includes access to the digital environment with live streams, on-demand panels, keynotes, sessions and showcases, access to a networking platform, and database. More information regarding the programme and the digital environment will be announced in the upcoming months. 

Tickets for ESNS 2021 will give long-term access to the program and database of this digital edition and a discount on the registration of the subsequent edition in 2022.

For our refund policy, please check our Terms and Conditions or contact us via

VNPF or VVEM member?

Together with the VNPF and VVEM, we offer all VNPF and VVEM members the unique opportunity to buy a combi-ticket for Congres Podia | Festival | Evenementen and ESNS. Combi-tickets are available until September 12 via Until May 22nd you will receive an additional discount of €35,-, so be quick!

Congres Podia | Festivals | Evenementen will take place on October 2, 2019 in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht.

Are you a student?

This year ESNS introduces ACADEMY registrations. With your ACADEMY registration you are able to attend the conference and the festival (Eurosonic and Noorderslag – all days) at a reduced rate.

Additionally we offer single day ACADEMY registrations. These registrations allow you to visit the ESNS conference and Eurosonic festival on either Thursday January 16 or Friday January 17.

Please note that an ACADEMY registration is only valid in combination with a valid student ID or proof of registration at an educational institution (worldwide) at the time of the event. You need to bring your student ID or proof of registration when exchanging your digital ticket for a wristband.


At this moment we do not offer hotels or other accommodation for your stay during ESNS20 yet. As soon as our hotel offers will be available all conference registration holders will be informed right away via e-mail. If you have any other questions about our hospitality services, please contact

Festival tickets

Festival tickets are currently not on sale. Tickets will become available later this year.


Do you need help registering for ESNS 2021 or do you have questions concerning (the purchase of) your conference registration? Please contact or call +31 (0)50 744 03 36.