Showcase Festival and Conference ESNS 2022 Will Take Place Entirely Online

The European showcase festival and conference ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) in Groningen will take place entirely online from 19 – 22 January 2022. The organisation took the tough decision after the recent government announcement with the latest COVID-19 measures.

The current measures regarding COVID-19 will not allow ESNS to host all the booked European acts and bring music professionals together in the Netherlands. Motivated by the continuously changing COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainties surrounding entry to the Netherlands, a physical edition of ESNS is no longer possible.

ESNS already successfully organised an online edition for both the showcase festival and the conference at the beginning of 2021, due to a lockdown. The online edition offered European musicians a huge amount of exposure and gave music industry professionals the opportunity to visit the conference online to take part in panels and discussions and to network digitally. The organisation is building on its successful 2021 digital edition and is looking forward to seeing what they can achieve in 2022

Managing director Dago Houben will not give up and says: “ESNS is of great importance to the entire music industry and especially to European musicians. It is therefore essential to carry out our function of providing the best possible platform for European pop music. Earlier this year we saw that the reach of a digital edition can be huge and that we were able to make a difference to an artist's career. We are therefore pleased to give all booked ESNS artists the exposure they deserve with the help of our media partners.”

ESNS will give all booked ESNS acts the opportunity to take centre stage on the freely accessible platform, in collaboration with Dutch radio broadcaster NPO 3FM. Tickets for the digital conference ESNS at € 99,- are available via www.esns.nl. Ticket buyers who previously bought a ticket for the physical edition will be notified as soon as possible.

The digital edition of ESNS 2022 includes a conference programme as well as the festival programmes of Noorderslag, Eurosonic and the Music Moves Europe Awards award ceremony.

About ESNS
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the key exchange for emerging European music talent, with a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Aurora, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hinds, Idles, Mavi Phoenix, Meduza, Melanas, Oscar and the Wolf, Pip Blom, Podium, Pongo, Shame and Sigrid.

The conference side of the event normally 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.

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Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk


EXIT Releases an Aftermovie of the Festival’s Historic 2021 Edition

EXIT has announced an official aftermovie of its 20th anniversary edition, held in July, which will be remembered as the first major festival in the world to take place since the start of the pandemic. The four-minute video depicts the many emotions and memories of the festival, which many global media outlets called historic, and where many global stars performed for the first time after a long 18-month break.

The aftermovie also launches the EXIT 2022 campaign, with the festival’s upcoming edition set to take place at the Petrovaradin Fortress from 7th to 10th July, and the first two headliners have already been announced - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Boris Brejcha.

EXIT FESTIVAL 2021 | The Official Aftermovie

The rewinding of memories will bring us all back to the four days in July, during which the world was shown the power of unity, life, adventure, freedom, and love, guided by the idea of Exit 2.0 — “Celebrate Life.” Many performers, including David Guetta, Paul Kalkbrenner, Charlotte de Witte, Nina Kraviz and Solomun, performed in front of a large audience for the first time after a long break. We could see what that felt like based on their reactions — Guetta told the audience before his performance that EXIT was “the best place to be on the entire planet”, Nina Kraviz posted on her Instagram page after the performance, calling the experience “surreal,” and DJ Snake described his performance as a “legendary night,” exclaiming “We’re back!”

The world has recognized the importance of these moments – many reputable media outlets reported on EXIT. Leading American music magazine Billboard announced that EXIT “went down in history as the first major European festival since the beginning of the pandemic,” one of the leading professional magazines related to the concert industry Pollstar stated that EXIT “achieved something revolutionary” in 2021, one of the world’s most prestigious magazines about the entertainment industry, Variety, reported that the Serbian festival is “the biggest European music event since the beginning of the pandemic” while the leading Dutch daily newspaper Algemeen Dagblad called this year’s edition of EXIT “hope for festivals”. EXIT was presented to BBC World News viewers live in a programme as “the first major international music festival in 2021”, and the opening of the festival gates was announced by EXIT founder Dušan Kovačević and Serbian DJ Tijana T. News of the EXIT Festival travelled all over the world and was also reported in the famous Beijing daily newspaper Guangming Daily, whose article was shared on social networks over million times in 24 hours!

EXIT’s audience and performers proved once again that they will always be together, no matter the obstacles. The significance of the jubilee edition of EXIT is perfectly described by the words of Humana Rias, who performed at the No Sleep stage: “Dear EXIT festival, you gave me hope, you gave me light, and most of all you gave me back my flame which I will carry in pride! You started the revolution and reminded me and countless others, that we belong together, all United through music. You gave me life. We are the future”.

The 20th anniversary edition of the EXIT Festival, was held from 8th to 11th July at the Petrovaradin Fortress and gathered more than 180,000 people from over 70 countries around the world, as well as numerous performers, including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Sabaton, Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, Paul Kalkbrenner, Maceo Plex, Solomun, Artbat, Pan-Pot, Roni Size, Robin Schulz, Paul Van Dyk, Meduza, Laibach, Sheck Wes, Jonas Blue, Asaf Avidan, Satori, DJ Topic, Adiel, Francois X, Marko Nastić, Tijana T, Rundek i Ekipa, Massimo, Ida Prester & Lollobrigida, Amira Medunjanin, Senidah, Hladno Pivo, Buč Kesidi, and many others.

Special Ticket Prices for EXIT 2022
Four-day tickets for EXIT 2022 can be purchased at a price of 109 EUR + b/f, with a discount of as much as 60 percent. One-day tickets for Friday 8th July, when Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds perform, are available at gift prices at a price of 34 EUR +b/f for regular, 44 EUR + b/f for Fan pit and 100 EUR + b/f for VIP GOLD. Tickets can be purchased on the festival’s official website and via sales locations. Tickets can be purchased on the festival’s official website and via sales locations.

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nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk

 


The Music Moves Europe Awards 2022 Nominees Revealed

The European music prize for emerging artists representing the sound of today and tomorrow

The nominees of the Music Moves Europe Awards 2022 have been announced at the Linecheck Music Meeting & Festival opening event at BASE Milano in Italy on Monday November 22. The Music Moves Europe Awards are the European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The aim of the awards is to celebrate upcoming European artists and support them in developing their international careers.

A total of fifteen outstanding artists have been nominated for the Music Moves Europe Awards 2022. The nominees are: Alina Pash (Ukraine), Anna (Italy), Balkan Taksim (Romania), Blanks (The Netherlands), Denise Chaila (Ireland), Дeva (Hungary), DORA (Spain), Francis of Delirium (Luxembourg), Friedberg (Austria), Jada (Denmark), Ladaniva (Armenia), Meskerem Mees (Belgium), Mezerg (France), Nenny (Portugal), and Zoe Wees (Germany).

Music fans across Europe will vote to select the winner of the Public Choice Award 2022 via the Music Moves Europe Awards website; www.musicmoveseuropeawards.eu. The nominee with the most votes wins the Public Choice Award. Last year's Public Choice Award Winner, the Ukrainian hip hop artist Alyona Alyona, is now a member of the jury of the Music Moves Europe Awards for 2022.

Said Alyona Alyona, Ukraine:
“I was an award winner last year and I also won the public choice award. It was really exciting for me and I'm really happy that my country Ukraine was a winner last year. I will be a jury member of this edition, which is the tradition for every public choice winner and I'm very excited to be a part of it this year and I'm looking forward to study all 15 nominees and finding the winners of this year.”
Five artists will be selected as winners by an international jury and one artist wins the Grand Jury Prize. All winners will be revealed at the Music Moves Europe Awards ceremony on Thursday January 20, 2022 at ESNS in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Prize package
Five Music Moves Europe Award winners will receive € 10.000,- each. The winner of the Grand Jury Award will receive €10.000 and a green touring voucher worth €5.000. All fifteen nominees are invited for a business education day, with best practices in the music industry, organised by ESNS and its partners; the live sector (Liveurope, Yourope and Live DMA), the recording industry (IMPALA and Digital Music Europe), the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) The European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE).
About

The Music Moves Europe Awards are the The European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The aim of the awards is to celebrate upcoming European artists and support them in developing their international careers.

The awards succeed the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) and the Music Moves Europe Talent Award (MMETA), supported and handed out by the European Union since 2004. The Prize has an impeccable track record, awarding artists including Stromae, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Dua Lipa, Rosalía, Meduza, Lous and the Yakuza, Inhaler and last year's winner Alyona Alyona. Each of these artists have since reached new levels of fame and success in the global music industry.

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Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpubliciuty.co.uk


ESNS Completes Eurosonic 2022 Line Up

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) confirms 20 acts for Eurosonic and completes the line-up of the European showcase festival. More acts are to be added to the Noorderslag festival in the coming weeks.

Eight acts added to Eurosonic line-up;
The festival adds eight up-and-coming European artists to the line-up; Alberta Balsam (nl), Anushka Chkheidze (ge), Claudia Valentina (gb), Enny (gb), Gaidaa (nl), James BKS (fr), Scotch & Water (de), and Skaar (no, NRK P3).

Twelve Hit the North acts to play at ESNS 2022;
Hit the North is a unique collaboration between festivals and educational institutions from the north of the Netherlands. Hit the North is established to stimulate professional talent development in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. Northern pop culture is unique, but often artists experience many difficulties that hold them back from really breaking through. Twelve acts were part of this year’s Hit the North programme and will play at ESNS 2022 in January. These twelve acts are; Blondeau, Cloudsurfers, christopher404, CYNN, DANYTHA, Faske, Hiigo, Jadi D, Jonathan Rhodes, T A M A R, Them Dirty Dimes, and Timo de Jong.

206 acts have already been confirmed for the showcase festival, see all acts here esns.nl/line-up. More acts are yet to be added to the Noorderslag line-up in the coming weeks.

For the ESNS Conference, speakers previously announced include; a keynote interview with ‘songmanager’ Merck Mercuriadis by Helienne Lindvall, an interview with Sub Pop's founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman by Everett True, Peter Weening talks about programming club Vera, Groningen for 41 years and get to know all about the metaverse in a panel with Heather Shaw (Vita Motus) and Cortney Harding (Friends with Holograms) moderated by Gary Smith.

ESNS already confirmed a keynote address with Urgenda director and ‘leading global thinker’ Marjan Minnesma, an interview with ‘the one billion dollar man’ André de Raaff, and an interview with Matt Schwarz (DreamHaus) by Greg Parmley (ILMC/IFF/IQ Magazine). Anne Löhr (Mental Health in Music) will be running the Mental Health Help Desk.

Find more information about the conference programme at esns.nl/conference

Conference Registrations are available in a limited batch at the medium rate via esns.nl/tickets

About ESNS
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the key exchange for emerging European music talent, with a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Aurora, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hinds, Idles, Mavi Phoenix, Meduza, Melanas, Oscar and the Wolf, Pip Blom, Podium, Pongo, Shame and Sigrid.
The conference 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. 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.


ESNS Adds 85 Up and Coming Acts to 2022 Line Up

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) announces another 86 artists for the upcoming edition, taking place from 19 – 22 January 2022 in Groningen. Seventy-eight acts are added to the line-up of Eurosonic, seven acts confirmed for Noorderslag

Seventy-eight acts added to Eurosonic line-up;

The festival adds seventy-nine up-and-coming artists to the line-up; 49th & Main (ie), 52 Hertz Whale (sk), Aili (be), Alina Pash (ua), Anna (it), Anna B Savage (gb), Aramboa (at), AVAWAVES (de), Beharie (no), Berwyn (gb), Big Mountain County (it), Bluem (it), BSÍ (is), Carla Prata (pt), Chibi Ichigo (be), Cian Ducrot (ie), Clarissa Connelly (dk), Conchúr White (ie), Coucou Chloe (fr), CV Vision (de), Dea Matrona (ie), Discovery Zone (de), Dorian Dumont plays Aphex Twin (be), Epoque (it), Evelinn Trouble (ch), Funk Shui (mk), Ghøstkid (de), Giudi (cz), Go_A (ua), Hanne Mjøen (no), Hermanos Gutiérrez (ch), Hôy La (no), John Francis Flynn (ie), Jungle By Night (nl), Juno Francis (se), K.ZIA (de/be, ARD), Kai Kwasi (gb), Leon Of Athens (gr), Luidji (fr), May The Muse (de), Melby (se), Memes (gb), Mezerg (fr), Mooneye (be), Moritz Fasbender (de), Nenny (pt), Paceshifters (nl), Pale Moon (is), Panic Shack (gb), Pip Millett (gb), Platon Karataev (hu), Pothamus (be), Psychonaut (be), Puuluup (ee), Qlowski (it), QUINQUIS (fr), Quinzequinze (fr), Sabrina Bellaouel (fr), Secret Night Gang (gb), Self Esteem (gb), Sharktank (at), Slope (de), Smash Into Pieces (se), Son Mieux (nl), Spill Gold (nl), Sprints (ie), Suistamon Sähkö (fi), The Haunted Youth (be), The Lathums (gb), The Lounge Society (gb), Tomi Saario (fi), Ultraflex (is/no), Unschooling (fr), Vero (se), Vola (dk), Wodorost (pl), Zouj (de), and Дeva (hu).

 

Seven new acts confirmed for Noorderslag;

ESNS presents the best of Dutch pop music at Noorderslag. The festival adds seven acts to the line-up; Dragonfruit, Future Husband, Meau, Prins S. en De Geit, Sophie Straat, Wodan Boys, and Yade Lauren. 

 

ESNS previously confirmed 121 acts for the showcase festival. Find all confirmed acts at esns.nl/line-up. More acts will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks. 

 

Previously, ESNS added more speakers to the conference programme; a keynote interview with ‘songmanager’ Merck Mercuriadis by Helienne Lindvall, an interview with Sub Pop's founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman by Everett True, Peter Weening talks about programming club Vera, Groningen for 41 years and get to know all about the metaverse in a panel with Heather Shaw (Vita Motus) and Cortney Harding (Friends with Holograms) moderated by Gary Smith.

 

ESNS already confirmed a keynote address with Urgenda director and ‘leading global thinker’ Marjan Minnesma, an interview with ‘the one billion dollar man’ André de Raaff, and an interview with Matt Schwarz (DreamHaus) by Greg Parmley (ILMC/IFF/IQ Magazine). Anne Löhr (Mental Health in Music) will be running the Mental Health Help Desk.

 

Find more information about the conference programme at esns.nl/conference

Conference Registrations are available in a limited batch at the medium rate via esns.nl/tickets

 

About ESNS

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the key exchange for emerging European music talent, with a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Aurora, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hinds, Idles, Mavi Phoenix, Meduza, Melanas, Oscar and the Wolf, Pip Blom, Podium, Pongo, Shame and Sigrid.

The conference 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. 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.

 


Music industry entrepreneur Merck Mercuriadis, Sub Pop founders and more speaking at ESNS 2022 conference

Music industry entrepreneur Merck Mercuriades will be interviewed by Helienne Lindvall at ESNS 2022 explaining why songwriters deserve more credit. The European Music platform also presents an exclusive keynote interview by Everett True with Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman & Bruce Pavitt. Peter Weening talks about programming Groningen’s underground club Vera for 41 years; and what is the Metaverse and what does it mean for the music industry? 

Merck Mercuriadis is a longtime record executive and artist manager who counts Beyoncé, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John among his former clients. Mercuriadis is the founder and CEO of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund LTD in 2017, which currently owns over 150 catalogs and 65,000 songs. In a keynote interview - moderated by Helienne Lindvall (Swede as Candy Music). The Canadian born music veteran Mercuriades will go into subjects like song management and fair remuneration for composers. ‘Songs should be managed with the same respect as artists should be managed’.

 

Sub Pop was founded in 1986 by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman. The Seattle record label signed bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney, central players in the grunge movement. In 1995, the owners of Sub Pop sold a 49% stake of the label to the Warner Music Group. The keynote interview with Pavitt & Poneman, by music journalist Everett True will dive deep into the story of the record label.

Peter Weening, long-time programmer of the legendary Vera club in Groningen will be doing a live interview at ESNS 2022. Peter recently retired after 41 years and booked 7000 acts – from Dead Moon, Dinosaur Jr. and Bo Diddley to Pearl Jam, Nirvana and The White Stripes.

In the last six months talk of the Metaverse has been everywhere, with predictions that it will revolutionise the relationship between fans and artists by adding new layers of interaction and engagement. In this in-depth session, globally acknowledged virtual reality experts will explain what it is, what it does, and what it could mean for the music industry. Joining this panel – moderated by Gary Smith –  are Heather Shaw (Vita Motus) and Cortney Harding (Friends with Holograms). 

 

Previously, ESNS announced the first speakers for the conference; a keynote address with Urgenda director and ‘leading global thinker’ Marjan Minnesma, an interview with ‘the one billion dollar man’ André de Raaff, and an interview with Matt Schwarz (DreamHaus) by Greg Parmley (ILMC/IFF/IQ Magazine). Anne Löhr (Mental Health in Music) will be running the Mental Health Help Desk. Find more information about the conference programme at esns.nl/conference

ESNS takes place from January 19 – 22, 2022 in Groningen, The Netherlands. Conference registrations are available in a limited batch at the medium rate via esns.nl/tickets


Amsterdam Dance Event Announce Dates for 2022 Edition and Return of ADE Pro Conference

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is set to celebrate its upcoming edition from October 19th through 23rd, 2022. In addition to the festival program, the daytime business conference will be returning as well.

ADE 2021: A successful return of electronic music in Amsterdam
This year, in less than a month's time, the Amsterdam Dance Event, in collaboration with the municipality and the city’s electronic music scene has confirmed 350+ events welcoming over 300,000 visitors. “Given the role that ADE fulfilled this year, it was perhaps the most important edition in its history," according to national newspaper Volkskrant.

In addition to well-known festival events such as DGTL, Loveland and the DJ Mag Top 100, this year’s many highlights included Niklas Paschburg's live concert in Concertgebouw, He.She.They at Shelter and Speedy J's STOOR project in Paradiso, as well as Arts & Culture events such as the artist residency with Villa Buitenlust, Ester at Muziekgebouw and the energetic ARK Rave Studio sessions. The organisation also collaborated with Boris Acket, Chris van Meer and Lumus Instruments to symbolically signal the big restart of nightlife in Amsterdam with the art installation BAKEN (Beacon) on top of the A'DAM Tower. 

Although ADE’s conference had already been cancelled in September, industry professionals were able to meet up and work at the ADE Business Hangout, and participate in a special innovation showcase edition of ADE’s monthly talk show ADE in Conversation. The show featured DJ Pierre, Colin Benders and industry leaders from Roblox and Universal Music Group discussing innovations in electronic music and its industry such as the Metaverse, all in a mixed reality environment where physical and virtual audiences came together in one room.

About ADE
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The five-day event features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation.
Founding partner: Buma
Main partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados

 


ESNS Expands 2022 Line Up and More Acts Highlighted in the Focus on Spain

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) announces another sixty artists for the upcoming edition, taking place from 19 – 22 January 2022 in Groningen. Sixty up-and-coming European acts confirmed to play ESNS 2022. New confirmations include ten new Spanish acts for Eurosonic and five Dutch acts for Noorderslag.

Focus on Spain;
Each year ESNS highlights the very best emerging acts from a different European country. This year ESNS focuses on Spain. César Andión of The Spanish Wave and Live Nation Madrid: "[The focus on Spain] will bring a wide palette of young, emerging and talented acts from all over Spain to show how fresh, alive and exportable artists we have in our country.” 

The festival adds ten Spanish artists to the line-up; Marta Knight (es), Marina Herlop (es), Mundo Prestigio (es), Pódium (es), Biznaga (es), Gabriela Richardson (es), Santa Salut (es), Maika Makovski (es), Derby Motoreta´s Burrito Kachimba (es), and Dora (es).

Previously confirmed Spanish acts playing ESNS 2022 are; Travis Birds (es), Rodeo (es), Kai Nakai (es), Daniel Sabater (es), Dharmacide (es), and Carola Ortiz (es)

Other confirmed acts;
a/lpaca (it), Alewya (gb), Balkan Taksim (ro), Blak Saagan (it), Blanks (nl), Bob Vylan (gb), Combos (no), Denise Chaila (ie), Echt! (be), Eliza Legzdina (lv), Enfant Sauvage (fr), Enola Gay (ie), Fears (ie), Feng Suave (nl), Finn Askew (gb), Friedberg (at), Gents (dk), Gewalt (de), Iosonouncane (it), Irene Dresel (fr), Jada (dk), Joe & The Shitboys (fo), Kids Return (fr), Ladaniva (am), Marta Del Grandi (it), Mehmet Aslan (ch), Michael Aldag (gb), Myd (live band) (fr), Neptunian Maximalism (be), Noisy (gb), Oscar Anton (fr), Pantaloons (si), Pitou (nl), Remme (nl), Shunaji (it), Smoothboi Ezra (ie), Structures (fr), Susobrino (be), Temple Fang (nl), The Black Mamba (pt), Tuys (lu), and Ydegirl (dk).

Five new acts confirmed for Noorderslag;
ESNS presents the best of Dutch pop music at Noorderslag. The festival adds five acts to the line-up; Don Melody Club, Flemming, Hang Youth, KUZKO, and Son Mieux.

ESNS previously confirmed 61 acts for the showcase festival. Find all confirmed acts at esns.nl/line-up. More acts will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks. 

Previously, ESNS announced the first speakers for the conference; a keynote address with Urgenda director and 'leading global thinker' Marjan Minnesma, interviews with 'the one billion dollar man’ André de Raaff and with Matt Schwarz (DreamHaus). Anne Löhr (Mental Health in Music) will be running the Mental Health Help Desk. Find more information about the conference programme at esns.nl/conference

Conference Registrations are available in a limited batch at the medium rate via esns.nl/tickets

About ESNS
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the key exchange for emerging European music talent, with a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Aurora, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hinds, Idles, Mavi Phoenix, Meduza, Melanas, Oscar and the Wolf, Pip Blom, Podium, Pongo, Shame and Sigrid.

The conference 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. 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.

More info https://esns.nl/

Contact:
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk

 


EXIT's Showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event, at One of the Most Exciting Clubs in the World!

This year, EXIT will once again cooperate with the famous Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), at a party that will take place on Friday, 15th October, at Faralda Crane, one of the most exciting clubs and hotels in the world, located 50 meters above Amsterdam, on top of a monumental construction crane. As the only festival group in the world that managed to organize as many as four festivals in three different countries in 2021, EXIT will present an eclectic lineup of esteemed international electronic music performers consisting of Anfisa Letyago, Adiel, DJ Jock, Daniella da Silva, Human Rias and Lieke Trienekens to Amsterdam's ADE audience. The performances start at 5 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Exit's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

 The Key Visual for the EXIT’s Showcase at the Amsterdam Dance Event was made in support of the “Unmute Us” protests in the Netherlands, which were launched against the ban on the music industry during the coronavirus pandemic. The closed fist with a festival wristband was inspired by the symbol of resistance against the oppressive government of Slobodan Milosevic, from which the EXIT festival originated in 2000 and which was later used for peaceful revolutions around the world.

Amsterdam Dance Event is the largest electronic music festival in the world, bringing together all leading and upcoming DJs, producers, publishers, agents, promoters, production companies, and many other actors on the global electronic scene. This year it will be held from 13th to 17th October with the festival program including over 350 events. Adam Beyer, Charlotte de Witte, Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, Paul Kalkbrenner, and many other world-renowned names in electronic music will perform at ADE.

 The cooperation with ADE has lasted since 2018, when EXIT featured its No Sleep music platform and presented some of the most talented DJs from the region, such as Marko Nastić, Ilija Đoković, and DJ Jock, to the most influential people in the music industry.  The continued cooperation with ADE in 2019 resulted in the first LIFE STREAM event, which started the festival's most prominent environmental project. At that time, also at Farald Crane, ARTBAT performed at ADE as the reigning winners of the award for the best new DJ duo, along with regional talents including Coeus, After Affair, and Andrew Meller.

 Anfisa Letyago first established herself on the Neapolitan club scene, followed by releases for New York's Nervous Records and Cox's Intec label, as well as performances at the world's largest festivals. Currently, she is one of the fastest-growing stars on the global electronic scene, bravely following in the footsteps of Nina Kraviz, Charlotte de Witte, and Amelie Lens. Adiel is a multi-talented Italian with a residency at the Roman club Goa. She is the owner of the Danza Tribalia label. DJ Jock and producer from Split, is considered one of the highest-quality producers in the Croatian and regional scene's new generation of artists. Daniella da Silva, a South Africa native with a degree in music production from the Soul Candy Institute, represents the Berlin underground scene. Human Rias is known as a resident and booking agent for the former cult Munich club MMA (Mixed Munich Arts), while the evening's host will be Amsterdam DJ Lieke Trienekens.

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Amsterdam Dance Event 2021 Officially Kicks Off - Electronic Music Gathers Here

Today, the official start of ADE 2021 will be signaled by the lighting of art installation BAKEN (Beacon); a light on the horizon for the electronic music industry, set to shine over the entire city of Amsterdam from the roof of the A'DAM Tower during ADE.

The BAKEN art installation is a collaboration between ADE and artists Boris Acket and Chris van Meer, together with Lumus Instruments. The art installation can be seen from all over the city every evening from 6:45 PM onward, from Wednesday, October 13 through Sunday, October 17. The work symbolizes the reopening of the electronic music industry.

ADE Festival
Over 350 Festival and Arts & Culture events are set to take place during the daytime this week, with highlights such as a one-off live concert by Weval and Metropole Orkest at the Melkweg and the Top 100 DJs Awards in AFAS Live on Wednesday, the Dutch debut of the Secret Project Festival on the Hembrugterrein, African riddims during Cloud 8 x Ziongate presents Tribes in Paradiso, and much more. The full festival program can be found here.

In addition, the organization welcomes its brand new Arts & Culture program this year, which includes, among many others, an audiovisual artist residency at Nxt Museum and a collaboration project with Music Moves consisting of 11 accessible and inclusive ADE events, as well as a candlelit piano concert by Helena Basilova, and a wide range of mindful raving experiences.

ADE Business Hangout
Although the Amsterdam Dance Event business conference has been cancelled, the organization has opened its new ADE Business Hangout for business visitors in Fosbury & Sons to gather, network and participate in a number of networking events during ADE.

About ADE
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The five-day event attracts visitors from over 146 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here.

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation.
Founding partner: Buma
Main partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados

Contact:
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk