On Thursday and Friday, cultural centre USVA (Munnekeholm 10) will be home to alternative radio station KINK. As part of their live broadcasts, KINK hosts three live performances:
Thursday 17 January:
14:00 – 14:15 DeWolff (NL)
16:15 – 16:45 The Howl & The Hum (GB)
Friday 18 January:
15:00 – 15:30 Blanko (NL)
Also listen to the special ESNS edition of the KINK Brand New podcast, with 2,5 hours of new music from ESNS artists, on Spotify.
On the Vismarkt, you will find a small, glass studio. This special location is where Chordify and IDK record their intimate IDK sessions. From Thursday through Saturday, you can catch these ESNS acts:
Thursday 16 January:
12:00 – Elsa Birgitta Bekman (NL)
14:00 – The Howl & The Hum (GB)
16:00 – Nathan Ball (GB)
18:00 – Sorcha Richardson (IE)
Friday 17 January:
10:00 – The Snuts (GB-SCO)
13:00 – Bad Nerves (GB)
15:00 – Seed to Tree (LUX)
17:00 – Black Sea Dahu (CH)
Saturday 18 January:
11:00 – Them Dirty Dimes (NL)
13:00 – The Vices (NL)
15:00 – Cashmyra (NL)
17:00 – Phole (NL)
If the acts you see on ESNS 2020 have inspired you to pick up your own instrument, Chordify can also help you out: on their dedicated ESNS channel, you can jam to their selection of play-along hits for 2020.
Care for some more in-depth conversation? Public broadcasters from the Dutch NPO will record two of their podcasts on Saturday, live from Noorderslag. Both podcasts are Dutch-spoken.
For 3VOOR12’s De Machine, music journalist Atze de Vrieze will talk to Dutch-Turkish psychfolk outfit Altın Gün about their recent rise to success. You can listen in from 13:30 to 14:30.
3FM-dj Vera Siemons leads a panel for Unseen Heroes (NTR) on how to reach a bigger audience as a beginning artist. Joining the panel are Wilbert Mutsaers (Head of music for Spotify Benelux) and Eef van der Vliet (Head of marketing and retail for Caroline Benelux). Eavesdroppers are welcome between 16:00 and 17:00.
Recordings are taking place in NOK, the 10th floor of Forum Groningen.
From Wednesday through Friday, local radio station OOG also comes live from ESNS. Between 17:00 and 21:00, OOG will take residency in The Student Hotel, with (semi-)acoustic performances by Cam Cole, Colin Mooijman, Hans Hanneman, Lowpoint, Lucie Dekker, Marigold Groove, Nono and the Sinking Ship, Oes, Solitary Zebra, Steernvanger, Tanaë, Untold Stories, Vanderlinde, Vera’s Charm, Veronica Fusaro and Wadaap.
You can find The Student Hotel Groningen at Boterdiep 9.