Closing soon! Last chance to apply to play ESNS 2024
News: 2nd May 2023 by Louise Dodgson under Live
Upcoming artists can now apply for a spot at the ESNS showcase festival, held in Groningen, Netherlands, next January 17th-20th.
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is all about discovering new music. Every year, about 300 upcoming European artists present their work to music industry representatives and an eager crowd of enthusiasts. ESNS has a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene. ESNS facilitates the bookings of European acts on festivals outside their home countries via ESNS Exchange and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), export offices and media.
ESNS consists of a music conference and a showcase festival. Every year, more than 4000 music professionals flock to Groningen. During daytime they are the first to learn about current topics in tech, live- and the recording industry. Furthermore, ESNS has proven to be fruitful networking grounds for industry connections and new deals. During the night, the conference attendees hit the town to visit the ESNS showcase festival. For the artists, this is a unique opportunity to present themselves to labels, agencies and to bookers. Most of the large European Festivals and clubs are present at ESNS, on the lookout to complement their line-ups with fresh European talent.
ESNS is the key exchange for emerging European music talent, with a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Altin Gün, Alina Pash, Arlo Parks, Deki Alem, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hania Rani, The Haunted Youth, July Jones, Meduza, Priya Ragu, Pip Blom, Pongo, Queralt Lahoz, Sans Soucis, Sigrid,Trupa Trupa and Wet Leg.
The conference side of the event attracts more than 4,000 entertainment industry professionals from all sections of the industry, including representatives of over 400 European festivals. Each year, ESNS stages around 300 showcases all over the city of Groningen as well as offering a comprehensive and focused conference programme of around 150 panels and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities.
European acts wishing to play ESNS 2024 can now submit an online application for a showcase at the festival via the link below. The deadline for applications is 1st September 2023.
Playing at ESNS not only means playing at the festival in January. Acts that played at the festival also are a part of the ESNS Exchange programme. ESNS Exchange, the European Talent Exchange Programme, was introduced in 2003 to make the ‘exchange’ of European artists across Europe possible on a greater scale than ever before. An initiative of ESNS, ESNS Exchange facilitates the bookings of European acts on festivals outside their home countries and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with Euroradio, export offices and local media. This way, ESNS Exchange aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists.
For more information on ESNS Exchange and its latest results, check out the link below...
ESNS Eurosonic Noorderslag open for band and artist applications for 2024 event