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September 2019



ESNS announces first acts for 2020 edition

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is announcing the first artists for its upcoming edition, taking place from January 15 – 18, 2020 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The first batch of acts, traditionally selected in cooperation with the national radio broadcasters, united within the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), consists of 33 up-and-coming European artists. Furthermore, four acts from focus country Switzerland are confirmed; Black Sea Dahu, Coilguns, Emilie Zoé and L’Eclair.

The following artists, selected in cooperation with EBU, are set to play ESNS in January: Amy Root (nl, NPO 3FM), Annna (lv, Latvijas Radio 5), Black Country, New Road (gb, BBC 6 Music), Blanks (nl, NPO 3FM), Buč Kesidi (rs, RTS/Radio Belgrade One), Camilla Sparksss (ch, RSI/Rete Tre), Charlotte Adigéry (be, VRT Studio Brussel), Dry Cleaning (gb, BBC Radio 1), Fvlcrvm (sk, Radio_FM), Inhaler (ie, RTÉ/2FM), Iris (no, NRK/P3), Jeremy? (bg, BNR), Jesse Markin (fi, YleX), Khalab (it, RAI Radio 2), Last Train (fr, Radio France), Marius Bear (ch, SRF3), Muthoni Drummer Queen (ch, RTS/Couleur 3), My Ugly Clementine (at, ORF/FM4), Novaa (de, ARD), Pascal Gamboni (ch, RTR/Radio Rumantsch), Perfect Son (pl, Polski Radio), Rayden (es, Los 40 Principales), Ricky Dietz (de, ARD), Seed To Tree (lu, LUERSL/100.7), Sensible Soccers (pt, RTP/Antena 3), StarWound (gr, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation), Tanaë (be, Pure FM), The Bluebay Foxes (hu, MTVA/Petöfi Rádió), Viah (cz, CR/Radio Wave), Vita Bergen (se, SR/P3), Warmland (is, RUV/RAS2), Yasmyn (ee, ERR/Raadio 2), and zalagasper (si, RTV/Val 202).

Tickets and registrations
The presale date for festival tickets will be announced soon. Registrations for the ESNS conference are currently available via The deadline to register for the medium rate is on September 19.

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.

About EBU
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s largest association of national broadcasters. The EBU will be broadcasting radio shows live from ESNS to several European countries.