ESNS expands 2021 line-up; 52 new up-and-coming European acts confirmed

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) has added another 52 artists to the line-up for the upcoming edition, taking place from 13 – 16 January 2021, including two of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards nominees — Alyona Alyona (ua) and Lous And The Yakuza (be) — plus five acts selected in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) radio stations: Eefje De Visser (nl, NPO/3FM), Henrik Felipe (no, NRK/P3), Klan (de, ARD), Marinho (pt, RTP/Antena 3) and Provinz (de, ARD).

Also confirmed for ESNS 2021 are; Alex Gough (ie), Anushka Chkheidze (ge), Arp Frique & Family (nl), Augenwasser (ch), Bente (nl), Blanks (nl), BSÍ (is), Casper Clausen (dk), Chubby And The Gang (gb), Discovery Zone (de), Drew Sycamore (dk), EABS (pl), EUT (nl), Finn Ronsdorf (de), Global Charming (nl), James BSK & The New Breed Gang (fr), Katy J Pearson (gb), Keep Dancing Inc (fr), Kevin met band (nl), Konvent (dk), Kristín Sesselja (is), Ladaniva (am), Las Karamba (es), Latanya Alberto (nl), Lor (pl), Luwten (nl), Meetsysteem (nl), NewDad (ie), Orions Belte (no), Perija (mk), Personal Trainer (nl), Pódium (es), Robert Grace (ie), Robin Kester (nl), Rolf Sanchez (nl), SMANDEM. (nl), Skaar (no), Skoffín (is), Sofia Portanet (de), Son Mieux (nl), Tebi Rex (ie), Tim Dawn (nl), Under The Reefs Orchestra (be), Valentino Bošković (hr) and Yellowstraps (be).

Previously, ESNS already confirmed 105 acts for a showcase. Check the full line-up here. More artists will be announced next week.

The showcase festival will be fully digitally for the first time. In collaboration with NPO 3FM, which previously hosted the digital edition of the Lowlands festival, ESNS will make the exclusive performances of 180+ up and coming European acts available on a digital platform via The sets will be broadcast, across four days, available for free from January 13 — 16, 2021. The recordings will also be broadcast through EBU (European Broadcasting Union) radio stations across Europe.

The digital edition gives ESNS the opportunity to offer emerging European talent a large stage at Eurosonic with the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards ceremony on Friday, while Dutch talent takes centre stage on Saturday; when Noorderslag presents the traditional barometer of Dutch pop music.

The showcase part of the festival will be completely free. It’s recommended to register for the platform via to get updates on new announcements and updates on the streams.

The digital platform of the conference will include panel discussions, keynotes, sessions, speed meetings, network opportunities, access to the delegates database and lots of new European music. The conference, themed ‘the road to recovery, already announced a number of key speakers before. Registrations for the ESNS conference cost € 50, and are available via

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 many showcases alongside offering a full conference programme of panels and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities and award ceremonies. The event attracts conference delegates from all sections of the entertainment industry, including representatives of over 400 festivals. The 2021 edition will be digital only with a focus on new European music.

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