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Eurosonic is back in January; 60 acts announced including For Those I Love, CMAT, Priya Ragu, Wet Leg & Kynsy

Eurosonic is back in January; 60 acts announced including For Those I Love, CMAT, Priya Ragu, Wet Leg & Kynsy


The last music festival I attended pre-pandemic was Eurosonic in Groningen in January 2020, and the new music showcase and conference has announced its return for January 2022, back in the physical world once again.

Eurosonic Noorderslag, to give it its official name takes place from 19th to 22nd January.

The first 60 artists from across Europe have been announced including Ireland’s For Those I Love, CMAT and Kynsy, and Spain is the focus country this year.

The acts are

  • Airbag (bg, BNR)
  • Alba August (se, SR/P3)
  • Albertine Sarges (de)
  • Amason (se)
  • Amelie Siba (cz, CR/Radio Wave),
  • Annie Taylor (ch, SRF3)
  • ascendant vierge (fr/be)
  • Ash Olsen (no, NRK P3)
  • Ba. (lt, LRT Opus)
  • Bel Tempo (lv, Latvijas Radio 5)
  • Błoto (pl)
  • Bruno Pernadas (pt, RTP/Antena 3)
  • Bulp (sk, Radio_FM)
  • Carola Ortiz (es)
  • Charles (be, Tipik)
  • CMAT (ie)
  • Commander Spoon (be)
  • Cyan Kicks (fi, YleX)
  • Daði Freyr (is, RUV)
  • Daniel Sabater (es)
  • Dharmacide (es)
  • Dino Brandão (ch)
  • Duo Ruut (ee)
  • Eydís Evensen (is)
  • Florence Arman (at, ORF/FM4)
  • For Those I Love (ie, RTÉ/2FM)
  • Francis Of Delirium (lu, LUERSL/100.7)
  • Gaia (it, RAI Radio 2)
  • Hauptman (si, RTVSLO/Val202)
  • Ivan$ito (dk)
  • Jazzbois (hu)
  • Kai Nakai (es)
  • Kety Fusco (ch, RSI/Rete Tre)
  • Kynsy (ie)
  • LNDFK (it)
  • Meskerem Mees (be)
  • Mimi Webb (gb)
  • Monsieur Doumani (cy)
  • Naima Joris (be)
  • Priya Ragu (ch, Couleur 3)
  • Rita Ray (ee, ERR/Raadio 2)
  • Rodeo (es)
  • Sana Garić (rs, RTS/Radio Belgrade One)
  • Shelter Boy (de, ARD)
  • Sofie (at)
  • Sparkling (de)
  • Sylvie Kreusch (be, VRT Studio Brussel)
  • Takeshi’s Cashew (at)
  • The Vices (nl, NPO 3FM)
  • Théo Charaf (fr, Radio France)
  • Travis Birds (es)
  • Wet Leg (gb)
  • Wu-Lu (gb)
  • Yard Act (gb)

See the list here.


Registrations for ESNS 2022 are open as from today via the ESNS website. There are a limited number of tickets available at the Early Bird rate of €275 (a discount of €150 on the walk-up rate of €450). Delegates who bought a ticket for the digital edition last year will receive a €50 discount, and tickets for Young Professionals (up to 28 years) are available for € 225. The Solidarity Eco Tax is € 12.50.

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For the conference, ESNS has confirmed a keynote address with Urgenda director and ‘leading global thinker’ Marjan Minnesma, named most influential person in the field of sustainability in the Netherlands three years in a row. Also confirmed for a keynote interview with ‘the one billion dollar man’ André de Raaff. He is the Dutch music entrepreneur who will invest a billion dollars over the next five years in acquiring copyright and master rights. In addition, there will be a keynote interview with Matt Schwarz (DreamHaus). DreamHaus is part of Eventim Live and organises festivals like Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. Anne Löhr (Mental Health in Music) is a psychologist, working together with musicians and music professionals to help them cope with the mental consequences of the corona crisis and much more

ESNS registrations and sustainability
ESNS has already taken a number of steps in recent years in the context of sustainability and intends to intensify this in 2022. For example, the organization has affiliated itself with the Green Deal Circular Festivals, a collaboration with European festivals, with the aim of operating in a circular manner by 2025. ESNS is aware of the fact that this process takes time and presents a large number of challenges, and the event wants to include delegates, visitors, artists and partners in the process in order to inspire each other with new initiatives. ESNS is including a Solidarity Eco Tax for the first time, in the form of an additional contribution for all visitors ESNS 2022, in an effort to offset the CO2 emissions generated by travel to and from the event.

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