ESNS unveils first plans for 2024 music conference

ESNS invites European music industry professionals to Groningen. Festival tickets and conference registrations are on sale now.

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the key exchange for emerging European music, unveils the first plans for its three-day music conference. With a selection of thought-provoking and industry-leading topics, a new curating team, and the return to a familiar location for the conference on Saturday, ESNS is trailblazing the music industry towards a sustainable future.

Leading the change
ESNS24 invites European music industry professionals to reflect on how current affairs in societies at large affect the music industry. The ESNS24 conference is set to be the instigator of change and will set the agenda on how to move forward in transition.

Important industry topics that will be highlighted and discussed include Artists and Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Labels and Publishers, Legal and Law, Media and Music, Music Across Borders in Europe, Policy and Government, Safety and Mental Health, Social Topics, Sustainability, Technology and Innovation, and Venues and Festivals. Earlier, ESNS announced Poland as the Focus Country for 2024.

A new programming team
ESNS is thrilled to welcome Marine De Bruyn, Chelsea Pachito, and Maud Barlag to the team for the Conference programme. Hailing from various disciplines in the music industry, they individually bring their own expertise and insights and make the team more diverse and international as a whole. Coordinated by Lisa Schoemaker (International conference) and Frank Janssen (Dutch conference), they will make sure the 38th edition of the ESNS Conference will include all the greatest and latest topics in the music industry.

Back to De Oosterpoort on Saturday
ESNS will return to De Oosterpoort for a third day of the music conference on Saturday, making it the main business hub for the European music industry during the entire three-day music conference.  In previous years, Forum in Groningen welcomed industry delegates on Saturday, while De Oosterpoort was transformed into a buzzing venue for the Noorderslag festival at night. This year on Saturday in De Oosterpoort, a full-day conference programme blends into the night, making the music conference more efficient and also upscaling its hospitality towards industry delegates.

ESNS Delegates Database
Starting October 16, 2023, the ESNS Delegates Database will be available for delegates of ESNS24. Access the ESNS Delegates Database to network with other attendees in advance.

Stay tuned for panels, keynotes and speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

ESNS24 will take place from January 17 – 20, 2024 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

ESNS24 Conference Registrations
Registrations for the ESNS conference are available at
Register now

Registrations include:

– Access to the conference and festival.
– Access to networking lounges and hospitality options.
– Access to the ESNS Delegates Database
– Access to ESNS Analytics where you can find up-to-date data on artists who performed at previous editions.
– Access to exclusive (digital) content. 

Tickets for the festival are available at Buy tickets here:

ESNS24 will take place from January 17 – 20, 2024 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

About ESNS
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is a non-profit organisation and independent platform dedicated to promoting and discovering new European and Dutch music.

Founded in 1986, ESNS annually hosts a four-day showcase festival and music conference in Groningen, the Netherlands. Uncover the most enthralling emerging European (Eurosonic) and Dutch (Noorderslag) acts ranging from mainstream pop to progressive finds during the festival, which sets the stage for leading European festivals. Expand your knowledge of industry-leading topics and innovation during the conference, geared at trailblazing the music industry towards a sustainable future.

ESNS has proven essential in breaking new European acts into live music scenes throughout Europe and beyond. Launched in 1986, the showcase festival has an impressive history and proven track record of kickstarting the international careers of artists like Altin Gün, Alina Pash, Arlo Parks, Baby Volcano, Deki Alem, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hania Rani, The Haunted Youth, July Jones, Meduza, Priya Ragu, Pongo, Queralt Lahoz, Sigrid, Tramhaus, Trupa Trupa,  and Wet Leg.

Press accreditation
Press is required to request press accreditation to attend the festival. Find all the information on acquiring accreditation to both the festival and the conference on the online press centre of ESNS.

More information contact:
Nikki  McNeill | Global Publicity