Who are we?

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is a non-profit organisation that stimulates the circulation of European music across the European continent and beyond. The organisation is entirely focused on getting results for artists and takes the supporting role it can have in the development of artists’ international careers at heart. 


Dago Houben

Creative director
Peter Smidt

Festival manager
Peter Sikkema

Head of finance & policy
Daniële Streep

Head of production
Camiel de Kruijf

Head of marketing
Jildau Stoelwinder

Programme commission

Festival manager
Peter Sikkema

Head of programme & Programme manager EU talent
Robert Meijerink

Head of conference
Ruud Berends

Programme manager NL Talent
Joey Ruchtie

Booking assistant
Oskar Strajn

Bas Reeders

Supervisory Board

Pierre Ballings (chair)
Antje Diertens
Sieger Dijkstra
Sandra den Hamer
Willem van Zeeland   

As non-profit organisation ESNS has submitted its materials to ANBI. For more information, visit (dutch only)