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October 2019



ESNS announces ticket sales date and confirms first acts for Noorderslag 2020

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) announces the first names for Noorderslag. Altın Gün, Blanks, Gotu Jim, LO-FI LE-VI, Mensa, Ruben Annink and WIES have all been confirmed for a showcase on January 18, 2020. Noorderslag traditionally takes place at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, on the ESNS Saturday, highlighting the up and coming acts from the Netherlands.

The upcoming edition of ESNS will take place in Groningen from 15 to 18 January 2020. Previously, ESNS announced 81 emerging European acts for Eurosonic. More names will be announced in the coming months.

Tickets and registrations
The presale for ESNS starts next Friday, October 25 at 10 AM through A limited amount of tickets will be made available at an exclusive pre-sale at record store Plato Groningen on Friday October 18 at 16:00 hours. 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.

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.