Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival

Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival

Jan 19, 2022Jan 22, 2022

Please note that the European showcase festival and conference ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) in Groningen will take place entirely online due to COVID-19 measures. For more information, visit the event's official website.

For four days in January, Groningen becomes the centre of European music! Sign up for the conference of European music at Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) 2022. 

European music at Eurosonic Noorderslag

The Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival is a key platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international live music scene. Register now for the 2022 edition of ESNS with panel discussions, keynotes, sessions, speed meetings, network opportunities and lots of new European music.

Eurosonic Noorderslag showcases more than 300 acts from all over Europe, performing many different genres. The festival has a Central and Eastern European focus, celebrating the music industry’s collective development, from DJs in Prague to the indie-folk music of Tallinn. 

Kickstarting music careers

In the past, Eurosonic Noorderslag has been responsible for kick-starting the careers of now famous European acts like Ásgeir, Aurora, Bastille, Dotan, Ibeyi, James Blake, Jett Rebel, Hozier, Milky Chance, Royal Blood, Seinabo Sey and Vök.

The festival is divided up into two parts: Noorderslag and Eurosonic. Eurosonic is the showcase for European music and the more Dutch-centred strand of the festival is Noorderslag.


Aside from being an exciting event for visitors, Eurosonic also hosts Europe’s most important live music industry conference with panels, keynote speeches and award shows.

Thumb photo: Bart Heemskerk