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October 2017



Danish Focus makes its mark on ESNS 2018

15 acts including 7 Danish acts confirmed to appear in Groningen

The second announcement by ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) puts the spotlight on musical talent from Denmark, the focus country for the 32nd edition of the festival. For a relatively small place with a population of roughly 5.7 million, Denmark has been and continues to be an exceptionally fruitful musical breeding ground. And the delegation for Eurosonic Noorderslag is living up to the country’s historically high standards. Among other acts Dermot Kennedy (ie), Lorenzo Senni (it), Širom (si) and Zeal & Ardor (ch) are confirmed for #ESNS18.

Newly Confirmed:

August Rosenbaum (dk)
BAEST (dk)
Bitch Falcon (ie)
Dermot Kennedy (ie)
KillASon (fr)
Lorenzo Senni (it)
Off Bloom (dk)
School of X (dk)
Širom (si)
Soleima (dk)
Velvet Volume (dk)
We like We (dk)
Zagami Jericho (cz) EBU act, recommended by Radio Wave
Zeal & Ardor (ch)
ŽEN (hr)

Focus on Denmark

Each year Eurosonic Noorderslag highlights a different country, showcasing the diverse musical talent across Europe. The choice for Denmark was easily made. Danish acts are regular winners of the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) with a host of acts such as Agnes Obel, Lukas Graham and MØ who have gone onto to have strong international careers.

About ESNS

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the place to discover and access the very best emerging European music talent. The event has a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Ásgeir, Aurora, Dua Lipa, Hozier, HER, Mø, My Baby, Rejjie Snow, Lost Frequencies, Roosevelt, Royal Blood, Seinabo Sey and Vök, having played at ESNS as up and coming talents. The B2B 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, managers, agents, publishers, labels, tech companies and event suppliers. Each year, ESNS stages more than 350 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. The event also hosts annual meetings by music associations, pitch sessions, networking dinners, parties and dedicated areas featuring the very latest thinking and technical innovation in the music, media, interactive and production industries. At this year’s edition Denmark will be the ESNS focus country.