As of May 1, the artist applications for ESNS 2023 are open. European acts wishing to play ESNS 2023 (January 18 – 21, 2023) will be able to submit an online application for a showcase at the festival from May 1 until September 1, 2022. Another important update is that in cooperation with The Spanish Wave, we are proud to announce the focus on Spain at ESNS 2023.
Artist applications open now
In cooperation with The Spanish Wave, ESNS is proud to announce the focus on Spain at ESNS 2023. ESNS highlights the very best emerging acts from a different country every year, showcasing the diversity of musical talent across Europe. The artist applications for the upcoming edition – for all European artists – are open now.
ESNS 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 Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Alyona Alyona, Celeste, Daði Freyr, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., Friedberg, Go_A, K.ZIA, girl in red, Hinds, Meduza, Meskerem Mees, MYD, Priya Ragu, Pip Blom, Pongo, Sigrid and Wet Leg.
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.
European acts wishing to play ESNS 2023 (January 18 – 21, 2023) will be able to submit an online application for a showcase at the festival from May 1 until September 1, 2022 here.
Playing at ESNS not only means playing at the festival in January. Acts that played at the festival also are a part of the ESNS Exchange programme. ESNS Exchange, the European Talent Exchange Programme, was introduced in 2003 to make the ‘exchange’ of European artists across Europe possible on a greater scale than ever before. An initiative of ESNS, ESNS Exchange facilitates the bookings of European acts on festivals outside their home countries and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with Euroradio, export offices and local media. This way, ESNS Exchange aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists.
This year, ESNS Exchange resulted in 200 gigs of ESNS acts on participating festivals already! Some of the most booked acts are Holly Humberstone (8 shows), Priya Ragu (8 shows), Yard Act (8 shows), Wet Leg (7 shows), CMAT (6 shows), Altin Gün (5 shows), Alyona Alyona (5 shows), and Myd (5 shows).
For more information on ESNS Exchange and its latest results, go here.
Go to ESNS Radar for live updates of the ESNS-Exchange results.
Get your tickets for ESNS 2023 on Europe Day!
ESNS is celebrating Europe! Come celebrate with us and get your registration at a super early bird rate on Europe Day. Tickets for ESNS23 are available at an early-bird rate via esns.nl/tickets until May 8, 2022. On May 9, 2022, tickets for ESNS23 will be available for the super-early-bird rate again for a limited time in light of Europe Day. This discount will be available on May 9 (starting at 7:00 am CET) only and will shift to the medium rate on May 10.
Get your tickets here!