ESNS will take place in Groningen (The Netherlands) from the 17th to 20th of January 2018. The event hosts showcase festivals Eurosonic and Noorderslag, a music conference and several awards ceremonies.
Confirmed for Eurosonic: Ace Tee & Kwam.E (de), Afterpartees (nl), Alfa Mist (gb), Altin Gün (nl), Amanda Delara (no), Astroid Boys (gb), Austinn (lu), AVEC (at), aYia (is), Belau (hu), Bergfilm (de), Binkbeats (nl), Black Snake Moan (it), Blackberries (de), Blind Butcher (ch), Bowrain (si), Broen (no), Bruno Belissimo (it), Callum Beattie (gb), Cari Cari (at), Chapelier Fou (fr), Chelou (gb), Colin Benders (nl), Curtis Alto (be), Dakota (nl), Darling West (no), Death Alley (nl), Dewolff (nl), Diablo Blvd (be), Dinamarca (se), Dope Calypso (hu), Echo Collective (be), Elizabete Bal?us (lv), Emma Bale (be), Equal Idiots (be), Erotic Market (fr), Faces on TV (be), Fenne Lily (gb), Fred Well (no) George FitzGerald (gb) Gizmo Varillas (es) Great News (no) Gruppo Di Pawlowski (be) HAEVN (nl) Hak Baker (gb) HÅN (it) Hey Elbow (se) HMLTD (gb) Högni (is) Holy (se) Hope (de) Husky Loops (it) IAMDDB (gb), IceAge (dk), IDER (gb), Iguana Death Cult (nl), Isaac Gracie (gb), Jeangu Macrooy (nl), Jesus Chrüsler Supercar (se), Jo Goes Hunting (nl), Kareem Kalokoh (gr), Keir (gb), KO KO MO (fr), Leoniden (de), lilly among clouds (de), Lomboy (be), Luwten (nl), Lysistrata (fr), Malihini (it), Marlene (se), Mateusz Franczak (pl), Millionaire (be), Milo Meskens (be), Mogli (de), MOLÉCULE Live (fr), Monolithe Noir (be), Museless (es), MY BABY (nl), MYRKUR: Folkesange (dk), Never Sol (cz), One Sentence. Supervisor (ch), Paceshifters (nl), Pale Grey (be), Pale Waves (gb), Panivalkova (ua), Pip Blom (nl), Polo & Pan live (fr), Pom Poko (no), Raoul Vignal (fr), Robocobra Quartet (ie), Roméo Elvis x Le Motel (be), Sälen (gb), Sheep Got Waxed (lt), Sônge (fr), Spoil Engine (be), Suff Daddy & The Lunch Birds (de), Super Besse (by), Super Parquet (fr), Surma (pt), Témé Tan (be), Terra Profonda (hu), The Cool Quest (nl), The Dawn Brothers (nl), The Zephyr Bones (es), TheColorGrey (be), Theodore (gr), THIRSTY EYES (at), Tolstoys (sk), Tom Grennan (gb), Tom Tripp (gb), Tom Walker (gb), Tontario (fi), Transylvania [Damn Fun] (ro), VUUR (nl), VRWRK (be), Walking Dead On Broadway (de), Warmdusher (gb), Will Heard (gb), WWWater (be), Yxng Bane (gb), Zulu Zulu (es).
Confirmed for Noorderslag: NPO Soul and Jazz will host a stage at the Noorderslag festival, 20 January 2018. The performing acts were announced on Dutch national radio, NPO Radio 2. The Howlin' (nl), De Raad van Toezicht (nl), Arp Frique (nl), Kim Hoorweg (nl) en Rilan & the Bombardiers (nl)
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the place to discover and access the very best emerging European music talent. The event has a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Ásgeir, Aurora, Dua Lipa, Hozier, HER, Mø, My Baby, Rejjie Snow, Lost Frequencies, Roosevelt, Royal Blood, Seinabo Sey and Vök, having played at ESNS as up and coming talents. The B2B 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, managers, agents, publishers, labels, tech companies and event suppliers. 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. The event also hosts multiple networking opportunities, annual meetings by music associations, pitch sessions, dinners, parties and dedicated areas featuring the very latest thinking and technical innovation in the music, media, interactive and production industries. At this year's edition Denmark will be the ESNS focus country.