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October 2019



ESNS adds new round of emerging artists to 2020 line-up

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) previously announced 87 emerging acts already. Today, another 66 acts are confirmed to play Eurosonic in Groningen. Among the newly confirmed acts are Arlo Parks (gb), Amnesia Scanner (fi), Emma Steinbakken (no), French 79 (fr), Iguana Death Cult (nl), Madmadmad (fr/gb), Sinead O’Brien (ie), Sylvie Kreusch (be) and Wurst (at). Music Moves Europe Talent Awards nominee Au/Ra (de) will be playing in Groningen, as well as Amami, Sirens of Lesbos, and The Gardener & The Tree from focus country Switzerland.

ESNS will be adding more up-and-coming European artists to its line-up in the coming weeks. Tickets for ESNS 2020 will go on sale Friday October 25 at 10 am via

All of today’s confirmations are: Aeris Roves (gb), Alex Gough (ie), Alexandra Alden (mt), Amami (ch), Amnesia Scanner (fi), Antti Paalanen (fi), Arlo Parks (gb), Athletic Progression (dk), Au/Ra (de), Bad Nerves (gb), Bendik Giske (no), Bokassa (no), Bror Gunnar Jansson (se), Bruno Bavota (it), Cobrah (se), Detalji (fi), Dives (at), Donna Blue (nl), Eabs (pl), Emma Steinbakken (no), Emmanuelle (it), Erika de Casier (dk), Eyesore & The Jinx (gb), French 79 (fr), Friedberg (at), Geike (be), Glauque (be), Hickeys (es), Holygram (de), Iguana Death Cult (nl), Índiga (es), Jan Verstraeten (be), Judy Blank (nl), Karina (fi), Kepa (fr), Kelvyn Colt (de), KLΞIИ (lu), Kraków Loves Adana (de), Kriget (se), Los Bitchos (gb), Madmadmad (fr/gb), Maruja Limón (es), Miramar (pt), Molchat Doma (by), Oklou (fr), Oscar Jerome (gb), Ouai Stephane (fr), Pabst (de), Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (fr), Rrucculla (es), Scalping (gb), Shelter Boy (de), Silverbacks (ie), Sinead O’Brien (ie), Sirens of Lesbos (ch), Sofia Portanet (de), Sylvie Kreusch (be), The Brums (be), The Devil’s Trade (hu), The Gardener & The Tree (ch), The Gluts (it), The Guru Guru (be), The Howl & The Hum (gb), The Snuts (gb), Thumper (ie) and Wurst (at).

The festival, with showcases by around 350 acts from Europe, takes place in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands, from January 15 – 18, 2020.

Tickets and registrations
The presale for ESNS starts next Friday, October 25 at 10 AM through Registrations for the ESNS conference are currently available via The deadline to register for the late rate is on November 28.

About ESNS
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) 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. ESNS stages more than 350 showcases alongside offering a full conference programme of around 150 panels and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities and award ceremonies. The event attracts more than 4,000 conference delegates from all sections of the entertainment industry, including representatives of over 400 festivals. This year’s focus country is Switzerland.