ESNS will take place in Groningen (The Netherlands) in January 2018. The event hosts showcase festivals Eurosonic and Noorderslag, a music conference and several awards ceremonies.

New confirmations: Alma (fi), Amartey (nl), Batobe (nl), Christof van der Ven (nl), De Likt (nl), Dodecahedron (nl), Jagd (nl), Kuenta I Tambu (nl), Leafs (nl), Pitou (nl), Skott (se), Stuart Mavis (nl), Youngr (gb).
EBBA: Alma (fi), Skott (se) and Youngr (gb) are winners of 2018 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA). The awards ceremony will take place in Groningen, during ESNS, on January 17th. Other EBBA winners playing at Eurosonic are Alice Merton (de), Off Bloom (dk) and Sigrid (no).
Other EBBA winners are Blanche (be), Kristian Kostov (bg), Salvador Sobral (pt) and The Blaze (fr). From the 10 EBBA winners one will win the Public Choice Award. Voting is now open at the EBBA website.

Playlists: Eurosonic Noorderslag is one of the best places to discover new music. Segmented by genre, these playlists are the easiest and most comprehensive way of checking the programme out.

All #ESNS18 playlists: Deezer, YouTube, Spotify. Also get familiar with the EBBA 2018 winners by listening to the #EBBA18 playlist.

About ESNS: ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the place to discover and access the very best emerging European music talent. The event has a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Ásgeir, Aurora, Dua Lipa, Hozier, HER, Mø, My Baby, Rejjie Snow, Lost Frequencies, Roosevelt, Royal Blood, Seinabo Sey and Vök, having played at ESNS as up and coming talents. The B2B 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, managers, agents, publishers, labels, tech companies and event suppliers. 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. The event also hosts multiple networking opportunities, annual meetings by music associations, pitch sessions, dinners, parties and dedicated areas featuring the very latest thinking and technical innovation in the music, media, interactive and production industries. At this year’s edition Denmark will be the ESNS focus country.

Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity