ESNS announces Night Programme and publishes Timetables

ESNS will take place from 18 to 21 January 2023 in Groningen, the Netherlands. The festival has proven essential in breaking new European acts into live music scenes throughout Europe and beyond. With a line-up of 291 emerging European artists, ESNS23 is the place to discover new breakthrough acts before they make it big. You heard it first at ESNS!


For the first time since its founding in 1986, ESNS is organising a night programme for three consecutive nights. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after the end of Eurosonic and Noorderslag, the festival will move to a number of venues in the city for a night programme that will give the stage to emerging electronic acts.

On Thursday night, a Vision label night will take place in Smoke under the name VISION x ESNS with various artists on the bill from midnight to 05:00. On Friday, a varied night programme will take place on several stages in the city of Groningen. On Saturday, Joost van Bellen and St Paul will close the festival week at EM2 from 23:00 to 04:00.

Acts added to the ESNS@night programme are:

  • Buunshin (nl)
  • Former (nl)
  • Fre4knc (nl)
  • Gladde Paling (nl)
  • Holly (pt)
  • IMANU (nl)
  • Intercity 106 (nl)
  • Posij (nl)
  • The Caracal Project (fr)
  • and Thys (nl)

Separate tickets for the night programme on Saturday will be available at for €15 A ticket for the night programme is already included in regular tickets for ESNS23.


The timetables for ESNS23 were published today. Check them out at

ESNS23 line-up

To see the complete festival line-up of ESNS23 go to

ESNS23 tickets

Tickets for the festival are available here:

ESNS23 playlist

To get familiar with the artists you will be able to discover in Groningen, a playlist has been created with all the confirmed acts for ESNS23. Listen here.

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