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ESNS 2021 presents festival timetable

189 emerging acts from 36 countries confirmed for free digital edition

ESNS presents the timetable for the first digital edition of the showcase festival, which will take place from 13 - 16 January 2021. The festival program starts daily at 8:00 PM, with showcases of a total of 189 acts from 36 countries, which will be streamed completely free.

From Wednesday January 13 to Friday January 15, the sets of the European acts are streamed via four digital channels, ESNS 01 – 04, with the ceremony of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards on Friday January 15, showcases of the Hit the North selection are streamed the same day on ESNS Plus
Dutch talent takes centre stage on Saturday January 16; when Noorderslag presents the traditional barometer of Dutch pop music. 40 Dutch acts present themselves to the public through three channels, including Sarita Lorena, who was the last to be confirmed for the showcase festival. The timetable, with all 189 names, are available here. The full line-up can also be viewed in the ESNS app, which can be downloaded for iOS and Android.

The showcase festival will be fully digital for the first time. In collaboration with NPO 3FM, which previously provided a digital edition of Lowlands, the sets are streamed free of charge via the online platform; In addition, there is a lot of attention for ESNS on European radio stations, united in the EBU and on television via NPO 3. This secures the mission of ESNS, promoting and circulating new European music, with an emphasis on emerging European talent.
The showcase part of the festival can be followed completely free of charge via
The conference, themed 'The Road to Recovery', can be followed via ESNS' digital platform with panel discussions, keynotes and sessions and offers possibilities for speed meetings, networking and access to the delegates database. Registrations for the ESNS conference cost € 50 per participant and are available at

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