Apply Now To Play ESNS 2025

Photo of Friedberg at ESNS22 (c) Bart Heemskerk
Friedberg at ESNS 2022 (c) Bart Heemskerk

It seems like Eurosonic Noorderslag 2024 just wound up…but time flies, and ESNS has just opened the application process for all European acts – signed or unsigned, regardless of genre – to play ESNS 2025. Applications are open until September 1st, 2024.

Founded in 1986, ESNS is an annual 4-day showcase festival and music conference in Groningen, the Netherlands. Every January, ESNS showcases 350 emerging European artists to over 40,000 music fans plus 4,000 industry professionals, including representatives of 400 international festivals.

As far as Austrian artists are concerned, ESNS has served as a springboard for artists like OSKA, Takeshi’s Cashew, Sharktank, My Ugly Clementine, Lou Asril, Alicia Edelweiss, and – more recently – Uche Yara. And that’s just in the last few years. Have we got your attention? Then read on…

How to apply

The application process could hardly be simpler: just head over to the application website and dive in. Please note that only European acts are eligible to play at the showcase festival – other than that, it’s pretty much an open field. So get to it – het lukt je wel!