Applications for Eurosonic now open

Artists are now able to submit their applications to play at ESNS 2020. ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the showcase festival with the very best emerging acts from Europe. ESNS 2020 takes place in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands, from January 15-18, 2020.

Every year ESNS focuses on the diversity of musical talent from a different country. In cooperation with Swiss Music Export, ESNS is proud to focus on Switzerland at ESNS 2020.

ESNS is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene. Selling out each year, ESNS attracts over 4000 delegates, including representatives of more than 400 international festivals.


ETEP, the European Talent Exchange Programme

Acts that play at ESNS are eligible for the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP).

ETEP 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, ETEP facilitates the bookings of European acts on festivals outside their home countries and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with 27 EBU radio stations, 15 export offices and a broad network of local media. This way, ETEP aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists.

In the past, acts like Alice Merton, Dua Lipa, Idles, MØ, San Holo, Sigrid, Tamino, Tshegue and Zeal & Ardor played successful showcases at ESNS and benefited from ETEP.


Applications for ESNS 2020 can be submitted at until 1 September 2019.


Furthermore, for those who are planning to attend ESNS 2020, please note that the Super Early Bird conference registrations have sold out. But there’s a new batch of registrations available for €300, so you will still save € 100,- on the walk-up rate. Register here. Festival tickets will become available later this year.