Poland is the Focus Country for ESNS 2024

Poland is the Focus Country for 2024 at Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS)! At NEXT Fest on April 20th ESNS announced this together with Music Export Poland and partners Society of Authors ZAiKS and Performing Artists Association STOART. That means the next edition of ESNS will highlight the very best emerging acts from Poland. The artist applications are open from May 1st for the upcoming edition for all European artists on the ESNS website.

This is what those involved have to say

Tamara Kamińska and Marek Hojda from Music Export Poland

“It is an absolute pleasure and joy for us to coordinate the focus on Poland at next year’s ESNS. Polish music has been recognised and present on world stages for decades, but next year there will be a great chance to showcase those artists and bands who are only at the threshold of a promising career. It is also a unique opportunity for our industry to present itself in all its potential – with festivals, concert venues, institutions and organizations that make us, as a music market, have a lot to offer international partners.

ESNS Head of Program Robert Meijerink

“We are delighted to welcome Poland as the focus country of ESNS 2024. Poland has a remarkably rich history in various genres such as loud music, jazz, electronic and pop. We look forward to showcasing the best up- and coming artists from Poland and Focus on the ever growing and interesting live music scene including an impressive amount of beautiful Festivals.”

The highlights of Poland

It’s not the first time ESNS highlights Poland. In the past Brodka, EABS and Hania Rani among others were successful Polish acts thanks to showcase at ESNS. This edition the Focus on Poland will be supported by members of the Polish Music Industry Council, representatives of major radio stations, ticketing, music shops and streaming services and ESNS Exchange partner festivals Open’er Festival, Orange Warsaw Festival, OFF Festival Katowice and Kraków Live Festival.


ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is a non-profit organization and independent platform dedicated to the promotion and discovery of new European (Eurosonic) and Dutch (Noorderslag) music. ESNS does this with an annual four-day showcase festival and music conference across venues in Groningen, the Netherlands. Expand your knowledge of industry-leading topics and innovation during the conference, geared at trailblazing the music industry towards a sustainable future. Get your tickets here.

Photo by Bart Heemskerk, EABS at ESNS20

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