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ESNS announces first acts for 2019 edition!

ESNS announces first acts for 2019 edition!


29 acts from 24 countries, selected in cooperation with EBU, confirmed to showcase in Groningen
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is announcing the first artists for its upcoming edition, taking place from January 16 – 19, 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The first batch of acts, traditionally selected in cooperation with the national radio broadcasters, united within the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), consists of 29 up-and-coming European artists.

The following artists are set to play ESNS in January;
Any Other (it) – RAI/Radio 2
Apey & the Pea (hu) – MTVA/Petőfi Radio

Bass Astral x Igo (pl) – Polski Radio

Battle Beast (fi) – YleX

blackwave. (be) – VRT/Studio Brussel

Boy Azooga (gb) – BBC Music

Crimer (ch) – SRF

Delaporte (es) – Los 40 Principales

Eli (de) – ARD

Fleche Love (ch) – Couleur 3

Fontaines D.C. (ie) – RTE/2FM

Gurr (de) – ARD

Hatari (is) – RUV/RAS2

Holy Motors (ee) – ERR/Raadio 2

Isama Zing (sk) – RTVS/Radio_FM

Keep Razors Sharp (pt) – RTP/Antena 3

MAiKA (rs) – RTS/Radio Belgrade One

Mavi Phoenix (at) – ORF/FM4

Moha La Squale (fr) –  Radio France/MOUV

Napoleon Gold (lu) – LUERSL/100.7

Noah Carter (dk) – DR/P3

Rimon (nl) – NPO/3FM

Ruth Koleva & The Fingertones (bg) – BNR

San Holo (nl) – NPO/3FM

Sarah Klang (se) – SR/P3

Sonnfjord (be) – RTBF/Pure FM

Tatum Rush (ch) – RSI

Torul (si) – Radio Slovenia/Val202

Very Cool People (lv) – Pieci/Latvijas Radio 5

The presale date for festival dates will be announced soon. Registrations for the ESNS conference are currently available via The deadline to register for the medium rate is on September 27.

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 its first ever dual-country focus on the Czech Republic and Slovakia, ESNS stages more than 350 showcases alongside offering a full conference programme of around 150 panels and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities and award ceremonies. The event attracts more than 4,000 conference delegates from all sections of the entertainment industry, including representatives of over 400 festivals.
About EBU
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s largest association of national broadcasters. The EBU will be broadcasting radio shows live from ESNS to several European countries.