- 07 Oct 21
The first 61 ESNS acts have been revealed ahead of the festival's 2022 edition.
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) – the leading international platform for the European music sector – has announced the highly anticipated line-up for its 2022 edition, taking place in Groningen in the Netherlands from January 19-22. Irish artists For Those I Love, CMAT and Kynsy are among the first acts to be announced.
Other acts include Daði Freyr, Sylvie Kreusch, ascendant vierge, Froukje, Mimi Webb, Meskerem Mees, Yard Act, Wu-Lu and Travis Birds. The full line-up is available here – with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.
Unlike this year's virtual event, the upcoming showcase festival will take place physically. Following the impact of the pandemic, the overall theme of ESNS 2022 is 'Building Back Better Together'.
“ESNS is an event representing the live industry in which networking is key," ESNS director Dago Houben says. "It is therefore inevitable that, now that the restrictions of the pandemic are diminishing, we are going to set up a physical event. We have found that there is a need for this among both artists and delegates. In keeping with this year's adage, Building Back Better Together, we are organising ESNS in physical form and taking some successful digital elements from the last edition with us.”
For the conference, ESNS has confirmed that Urgenda director and "leading global thinker" Marjan Minnesma will deliver the keynote address.
Registration for ESNS 2022 is open now, via the ESNS website. There are a limited number of tickets available at the Early Bird rate of €275 (a discount of €150 on the walk-up rate of €450). Delegates who bought a ticket for the digital edition last year will receive a €50 discount, and tickets for Young Professionals (up to 28 years) are available for € 225.
For more information see esns.nl