ESNS will take place in Groningen (The Netherlands) from the 17th to 20th of January 2018. The event hosts showcase festivals Eurosonic and Noorderslag, a music conference and several awards ceremonies.
Confirmed for Eurosonic festival: Agar Agar (fr), Andrea Belfi (de), AV AV AV (dk), Blackwave (be), Canshaker Pi (nl), Cléa Vincent (fr), David Keenan (ie), Dillon (de), Erki Pärnoja : Efterglow (ee), Foé (fr), Freya Ridings (gb), Goss (dk), Hannah Williams & The Affirmations (gb), Hearts Hearts (at), Hior Chronik (gr), Jade Bird (gb), Jafaris (ie), Loïc Nottet (be), Luca D’Alberto (it), Lydmor (dk), Maximillian (dk), Melissa Kassab (ch), MEUTE (de), Miriam Bryant (se), Mueveloreina (es), Nathy Peluso (es), Nilüfer Yanya (gb), Nordmann (be), Odina (es), Omiri (pt), Papooz (fr), Rohey (no), RONE (fr), Rosborough (ie), Ruby Empress (se), Ryan McMullan (ie), Rytmeklubben (no), Sam Fender (gb), Snavs (dk), Stefflon Don (gb), Stereo Honey (gb), SVIN (dk), Tshegue (fr), Tuvaband (no), Warhola (be), Weird Bloom (it), Wildwood Kin (gb), Xinobi (pt).
Eurosonic Noorderslag (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. These include Alma, Ásgeir, Aurora, Dua Lipa, Hozier, HER, Mø, My Baby, Rejjie Snow, Lost Frequencies, Roosevelt, Royal Blood, Seinabo Sey and Vök, all of whom played at ESNS as up and coming talents. The event attracts more than 4,000 conference delegates from all sections of the entertainment industry, including representatives of over 400 festivals. Each year, ESNS stages more than 350 showcases alongside offering a full conference programme of around 150 panels, and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities. The event also hosts annual meetings, pitch sessions, networking dinners, parties and the very latest thinking and technical innovation in the music, media, interactive and production industries. This edition Denmark will be the ESNS focus country.