ESNS to launch 2021 edition in hybrid form

ESNS 2021: 35th edition, both physical and digital

The conference and showcase festival ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) will go ahead as live as possible in 2021.

Taking place in Groningen from 13th to 16th January 2021, ESNS is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, European artists, international music industry, production and interactive professionals, companies and organisations.

In many ways, the 35th edition will be different from previous years. The current restrictions to contain the pandemic require the necessary adjustments for the physical edition, but this edition is widely supported in a digital form, both for the conference and the showcase festival. Either way, the focus on Europe is greater than ever. While ESNS previously highlighted a focus country every year, for its upcoming edition ESNS chose to focus on all of Europe.

ESNS 2021 will be preceded by the European Music Week; a digital platform in which a large number of partners join forces to promote (new) European music and give the European live music sector center stage. With this, ESNS and its partners want to make a constructive contribution to a new future for European pop music.



ESNS is giving a substantial discount on conference tickets for the 2021 edition. The conference ticket price for 2021 will be a fixed price of 195€ and the ticket for Young professionals (<28 years) will be 115€. This includes access to the digital environment with live streams, on demand panels and showcases, access to a network environment and database. The ticket to enter the digital offer is 50€.

Registrations are available through

Due to the limited number of tickets that are available for the physical conference, be sure to plan ahead, and get yours soon!


Details will become clear in the coming month and will be announced as soon as possible !