June 20, 2024


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ESNS 2024: Groningen gears up for massive new music competition awards

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The Dutch metropolis of Groningen will these days get started web hosting Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS), a 4-working day celebration showcasing the ideal of European songs expertise, on phase and off it.


ESNS returns to Groningen this week to celebrate the whole European songs field. The four-day occasion is a bonanza blend of music festivals, field conferences and award exhibits.

Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) opens currently till 20 January 2024 in Groningen, Netherlands. The major occasion is a 4-day pageant that showcases some of the greatest songs acts from all throughout Europe.

For Eurosonic, the initial 3 times of the pageant, the line-up provides functions from the total continent. Then, Noorderslag, the last day, shines a light-weight on the domestic expertise from the Netherlands itself.

Incredibly, almost 300 functions will perform at this year’s ESNS, with around 40,000 visitors expected to show up at. The 38 yr record of ESNS is littered with performers who employed it as a proving floor to launch international professions. Prior line-ups have showcased artists like Arlo Parks, Dua Lipa, Fontaines DC, Sigrid and Moist Leg.

Euronews Tradition is attending ESNS this year but it is going to be nigh on not possible to catch every thing. There are presently, however, some highlights that we’ll definitely make positive we’re at the front of the crowds for. Ireland’s CMAT will convey her glossy indie-pop along with Iceland’s possess Arny Margret for all the admirers seeking to locate the upcoming Phoebe Bridgers.

Ukraine will be represented by three functions with the Eurovision profitable Kalush Orchestra entrance and centre, along with fellow Portuguese entry Maro. There is also an eclectic assortment of hip-hop functions, from Austria’s BEX to Greece’s Negros Tou Moria. In the soul style, the UK’s Elmiene guarantees to be a highlight.

The line-up is replete with Dutch expertise. From the pop sensibilities of Froukje to Joost’s electronic mania and the Vices’ indie rock allure, there’s something for everyone between the a lot more than 100 Dutch artists.

There will also be a specific concentration on Poland this 12 months. Each edition of ESNS chooses a region to spotlight and 2024 is the turn of the Polish tunes sector. Award-nominated Berry Galazka joins a 12-strong line-up of Polish expertise including Artificialice, Ciśnienie, Franek Warzywa & Młody Budda, Klawo, Immortal Onion, Izzy and the Black Trees, LASY, Moonstone, Wacław Zimpel and Zamilska.

Awards Shows

ESNS is not just about the musical showcase. It’s also the dwelling of many songs awards reveals. The initial is the Tunes Moves Europe Awards (MME), an once-a-year celebration of the most remarkable approaching arts on the continent.

The Grand Jury Prize at the MME Awards is €10,000 plus a green touring voucher worth €5,000. Past winners of the MME Grand Jury Prize consist of Stromae, Rosalía, and Christine and the Queens.

The 15 nominees for the leading prize this yr are: Bulgarian Cartrader (Bulgaria), Fran Vasilić (Croatia), Giift (Denmark), Pearly Drops (Finland), Zaho de Sagazan (France), ClockClock (Germany), Arny Margret (Iceland), yunè pinku (Ireland), Tramhaus (Netherlands), Ash Olsen (Norway), Berry Galazka (Poland), Ana Lua Caiano (Portugal), freekind. (Slovenia), Ralphie Choo (Spain), waterbaby (Sweden).

Adhering to the MME Awards, Groningen will also engage in host to the European Pageant Awards. For its 13th edition, the European Competition Awards celebrates the best audio festivals throughout the continent in types that variety from sizing (Best Compact/Medium/Major Competition) to awards that recognise excellence in jogging festivals (Eco-friendly Functions/Event Safety).

This year, the nominees for the European Competition Awards’ Finest Important Pageant are: Beats for Appreciate (Czechia), Colours of Ostrava (Czechia), Electric Castle (Romania), Hurricane Pageant (Germany), Mother nature 1 (Germany), Neversea Competition (Romania), Open’er Festival (Poland), Primavera Sound (Spain), Sónar (Spain) and Extremely Europe (Croatia).

Vying for the Line-Up of the Yr Award will be: Glastonbury (Uk), Lowlands (Netherlands), Mad Interesting (Spain), Open’er Festival (Poland), Øya Festivalen (Norway), Primavera Seem (Spain), Rock En Seine (France), Rock Werchter (Belgium), Roskilde (Denmark), Sziget Festival (Hungary).

Marketplace intel

Together with the festivals and award exhibits, market insiders will flock to ESNS for its annual meeting occasions. Over 500 speakers will get component in panel discussions on just about every component of the music business enterprise inside of Europe.

Keynote speakers consist of Amy Thomson, CEO and founder of ATM Artists and earlier Main Catalogue Officer at Hipgnosis Tunes Fund, a single of the IP corporations that has obtained a number of famous artists’ again catalogues.

Other speakers in the line-up incorporate heads of music festivals, tunes streaming platforms, and government officers.