The festival & conference is set to return live and in person to Groningen, Netherlands from the 18th-21st of January 2023. Among the showcasing artists announced include Irish acts and IMRO Members; 49th & Main, Ailbhe Reddy, Bricknasty, CMAT, Gurriers, Khakikid, Kynsy, M(h)aol, Offica, Selló, Somebody’s Child, SPRINTS, The Mary Wallopers, and The Scratch.
We will be playing at @esns in Groningen, The Netherlands in January 2023.— Gurriers (@gurriersband) November 15, 2022
The lineup is absolutely sick and packed with some of the best new talent from around Europe, and we are chuffed to be a part of it 😈#esns23 pic.twitter.com/jW62IStsy6
Each January, ESNS showcases 350 emerging European artists to over 40,000 visitors. The festival and conference attract over 4,000 music industry professionals, including 400 international festivals. By day, the front-running conference hosts over 150 panel discussions, interviews, keynotes and more that take on urgent subjects and the need for social change in the music industry. By night, European acts perform across 40 locations in the heart of Groningen from Wednesday to Friday, and Saturday presents upcoming Dutch artists in concert venue De Oosterpoort.
ESNS has proven essential in breaking new European acts into live music scenes throughout Europe and beyond. Launched in 1986, the showcase festival has an impressive history and proven track record of kickstarting the international careers of artists like Fontaines D.C. and many, many more.
For more, see esns.nl/tickets
Featured image: Denise Chaila performing at Music Moves Europe Awards 2022, part of ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) by Ben Houdijk.