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Eurosonic ESNS announces 76 acts: CMAT, Yard & more

Eurosonic ESNS announces 76 acts: CMAT, Yard & more


ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the festival for emerging European music, has announced the first 76 bands for its annual four-day showcase festival and music conference in Groningen, Netherlands this January.

Irish acts of note include CMAT, Chubby Cat, Yard and Kingfishr with a focus on Polish acts also announced. Full list and playlist below:

  • Amistat (de)
  • Anna-Rose Clayton (nl)
  • Annie Taylor (ch)
  • Arny Margret (is)
  • Ash Olsen (no)
  • Astral Bakers (fr)
  • Bound By Endogamy (ch)
  • Bracco (fr)
  • Brama (fr)
  • Brintex Collective (nl)
  • Bulgarian Cartrader (bg)
  • Buzz Ayaz (cy)
  •  Chubby Cat (ie)
  • CMAT (ie)
  • comforter2 (nl)
  • Dame Area (es/it)
  •  Den Der Hale (se)
  •  Don Kapot (be)
  •  Dorpsstraat 3 (nl)
  •  Eddington Again (de)
  •  Elephant (nl)
  • Eurowitch (es)
  • Expresso Transatlântico (pt)
  • Flaire (nl)
  • Fran Vasilić (hr)
  •  freekind. (si)
  • Get Jealous (de/nl)
  •  Goldkimono (nl)
  • Graham Lake (se)
  • Honesty (uk-eng)
  •  Idaly (nl)
  • Iota Phi (gr)
  • Ivo Dimchev (bg)
  • Joon (mt)
  • Jouska (no)
  • Julia Sabaté (nl)
  •  Julie Pavon (dk)
  • Kingfishr (ie)
  • Kitty Florentine (ee)
  •  Kleine Crack & Slagter (be)
  •  Kuna Maze (be)
  • Laura Masotto (it)
  •  Lenhart Tapes (rs)
  • Lenny Monsou (nl)
  • Library Card (nl)
  •  Loverman (be)
  •  Lufthansa (mk)
  • Marta del Grandi (it)
  • Moonstone (pl)
  • Moses Yoofee Trio (de)
  •  néomi (nl)
  •  No Guidnce (uk-eng)
  • Nusantara Beat (nl)
  •  Nze Nze (fr)
  • Orbit (de)
  • Orions Belte (no)
  •  Pearl & The Oysters (fr)
  •  Polak GBP (pl)
  • Porcelain id (be)
  • Prisma (dk)
  • Reanny (nl)
  • Roxy Dekker (nl)
  • Sarah Julia (nl)
  • Shapednoise & Sevi Iko Dømochevsky present Absurd Matter (de/it/es)
  • Shida Shahabi (se)
  • Sierra (fr)
  • Skier and Yeti (rs)
  •  Sluwe Ollie (nl)
  • Soyuz (by)
  •  Thala (de)
  • Tramhaus (nl)
  • VIRTA (fi),
  • waterbaby (se)
  •  Yard (ie)
  • YĪN YĪN (nl)
  • Zoë Livay (nl)

The final two names for ESNS’ Focus on Poland are Moonstone and Polak GBP, while other acts from Poland previously announced are ArtificialiceBerry GalazkaCiśnienieFranek Warzywa & Młody BuddaImmortal Onion x Michał JanIzzy and the Black TreesJannKlawoLASYWaclaw Zimpel, and Zamilska.

Full line-up here. More acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

Music Moves Europe Awards 2024

Last week, the fifteen nominees of the prestigious Music Moves Europe Awards 2024 were announced at BIME Festival in Bilbao. From fifteen nominees, fourteen nominees are confirmed for ESNS:

  • Ana Lua Caiano (pt)
  • Arny Margret (is)
  • Ash Olsen (no)
  • Berry Galazka (pl)
  • Bulgarian Cartrader (bg)
  • ClockClock (de)
  • Fran Vasilić (hr)
  • freekind. (si)
  •  Pearly Drops (fi)
  •  Ralphie Choo (es)
  •  Tramhaus (nl)
  •  waterbaby (se)
  • yunè pinku (ie)
  •  Zaho De Sagazan (fr).

Music fans across Europe will vote to select the winner of the MME Public Choice Award 2024 via The winners will be revealed on January 18th 2024 during ESNS.

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 the annual four-day showcase festival and music conference across venues 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.

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