German music entrepreneur Matthias Hörstmann will be delivering a Keynote speech at ESNS19 in Groningen. Hörstmann has been active in the media and event industry as publisher, promoter and CEO for 25 years. He founded Hörstmann Gruppe in 1991, which currently covers more than ten successful companies, making it one of the most relevant businesses within the international music and media markets.

Hörstmann (1968) is founder of pop culture magazine INTRO and the annual Festivalguide since 1991. He currently leads the German MELT! Festival as well as open air events such as splash! and Lollapalooza Berlin. Hörstmann owns the concert agency MELT! Booking and advertising agency Gemeinsamen Sache. In addition to these roles, he is shareholder/joint partner and Supervisory Board Chairman of Goodlive, the live entertainment network group in Berlin.

About ESNS
ESNS is the place to discover and access the very best emerging European music talent. As the European Music Platform, the event has a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with breakthrough names such as ALMA, Alice Merton, Altin Gun, AV AV AV, Cari Cari, Dermot Kennedy, Husky Loops, Sigrid, Superorganism, Tamino, Tshegue, Zeal & Ardor and Zulu Zulu having played at ESNS as up and coming talents. The event attracts more than 4,000 entertainment industry professionals from all sections of the industry, including representatives of over 400 European festivals. 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, alongside multiple networking opportunities.

Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity