09 January 2024

ESNS 2024

Belgium Booms is back in Groningen

Each January, Eurosonic-Noorderslag introduces 350 emerging European artists to more than 40,000 music fans and more than 4,000 music industry professionals, including 400 international festivals. During the day, the conference hosts more than 150 panel discussions, interviews, keynotes and much more on pressing issues and the need for social change in the music industry. In the evening, European acts will perform at 40 different venues in the heart of Groningen from Wednesday through Friday. And on Saturday, emerging Dutch artists take center stage during Noorderslag at De Oosterpoort.

ESNS has proven essential in helping new European acts break through into live music scenes across Europe and beyond. This year's Belgian line-up will include Ada Oda, Amber Broos, Ão, BLUAI, Don Kapot, Hippotraktor, Kleine Crack & Slagter, Kuna Maze, Loverman, Meltheads, Mickael Karkousse, ML, Pommelien Thijs, Porcelain ID, Promis3 and Reinel Bakole.

Besides providing a stage for new music, ESNS supports artists by organizing the talent development program ESNS Exchange, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To celebrate the diversity and ambition of European and Dutch music, the festival also awards several prestigious prizes, including the Music Moves Europe Award, European Festival Award and the Popprijs.

Like every year, Belgium Booms organizes our famous Belgium Booms drink with the support of Sabam For Culture and PlayRight. Come enjoy Belgian beer, finger food, fun people and interesting conversations on Thursday, Jan. 18th @ De Drie Gezusters (Grote markt 36-39 Groningen). Everyone welcome!


  Check the Belgian line-up on the Belgium Booms website

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