ESNS expands its 2022 line-up, more acts highlighted in Focus on Spain

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) announces another sixty artists for the upcoming edition, taking place from 19 – 22 January 2022 in Groningen. Sixty up-and-coming European acts confirmed to play ESNS 2022. New confirmations include ten new Spanish acts for Eurosonic and five Dutch acts for Noorderslag.

Focus on Spain;
Each year ESNS highlights the very best emerging acts from a different European country. This year ESNS focuses on Spain. César Andión of The Spanish Wave and Live Nation Madrid: “[The focus on Spain] will bring a wide palette of young, emerging and talented acts from all over Spain to show how fresh, alive and exportable artists we have in our country.”

The festival adds ten Spanish artists to the line-up; Marta Knight (es), Marina Herlop (es), Mundo Prestigio (es), Pódium (es), Biznaga (es), Gabriela Richardson (es), Santa Salut (es), Maika Makovski (es), Derby Motoreta´s Burrito Kachimba (es), and Dora (es).

Previously confirmed Spanish acts playing ESNS 2022 are; Travis Birds (es), Rodeo (es), Kai Nakai (es), Daniel Sabater (es), Dharmacide (es), and Carola Ortiz (es).

Other confirmed acts;
a/lpaca (it), Alewya (gb), Balkan Taksim (ro), Blak Saagan (it), Blanks (nl), Bob Vylan (gb), Combos (no), Denise Chaila (ie), Echt! (be), Eliza Legzdina (lv), Enfant Sauvage (fr), Enola Gay (ie), Fears (ie), Feng Suave (nl), Finn Askew (gb), Friedberg (at), Gents (dk), Gewalt (de), Iosonouncane (it), Irene Dresel (fr), Jada (dk), Joe & The Shitboys (fo), Kids Return (fr), Ladaniva (am), Marta Del Grandi (it), Mehmet Aslan (ch), Michael Aldag (gb), Myd (live band) (fr), Neptunian Maximalism (be), Noisy (gb), Oscar Anton (fr), Pantaloons (si), Pitou (nl), Remme (nl), Shunaji (it), Smoothboi Ezra (ie), Structures (fr), Susobrino (be), Temple Fang (nl), The Black Mamba (pt), Tuys (lu), and Ydegirl (dk).

Five new acts confirmed for Noorderslag;
ESNS presents the best of Dutch pop music at Noorderslag. The festival adds five acts to the line-up; Don Melody Club, Flemming, Hang Youth, KUZKO, and Son Mieux.

ESNS previously confirmed 61 acts for the showcase festival. Find all confirmed acts at More acts will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks.

Previously, ESNS announced the first speakers for the conference; a keynote address with Urgenda director and ‘leading global thinker’ Marjan Minnesma, interviews with ‘the one billion dollar man’ André de Raaff and with Matt Schwarz (DreamHaus). Anne Löhr (Mental Health in Music) will be running the Mental Health Help Desk. Find more information about the conference programme at

Conference Registrations are available in a limited batch at the medium rate 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, with now well-known names such as Alma, Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Aurora, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hinds, Idles, Mavi Phoenix, Meduza, Melanas, Oscar and the Wolf, Pip Blom, Podium, Pongo, Shame and Sigrid.
The conference side of the event attracts more than 4,000 entertainment industry professionals from all sections of the industry, including representatives of over 400 European festivals. Each year, ESNS stages more than 350 showcases all over the city of Groningen as well as offering a comprehensive and focused conference programme of around 150 panels and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities.

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