The Estonian music industry will participate in the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in the Netherlands with the largest delegation ever

The Estonian music industry will participate with the largest delegation so far at one of the most prestigious showcase festival in Europe, Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS). An all-time record number of Estonian artists are featured in the festival’s music program.

The annual music festival and conference ESNS will take place this year from the 18th to the 21st of January for the 37th time in Groningen, the Netherlands. The festival’s official program features Estonian electronic duo Vera Vice, folk innovators OOPUS and Duo Ruut, and pop artist IVI.

Helen Sildna, Head of TMW, will speak at the ESNS conference, moderating the discussion round of the Federation of Music Industry Conferences, and Roman Demchenko, Head of Damn.Loud agency, will speak about the Eastern European metal music scene.

The 40-member Estonian delegation gathers representatives from a variety of music companies, including music publishers FAAR Music and Tier Music, Funk Embassy, the management company for artists such as Rita Ray and Lexsoul Dancemachine, and JVPromotion management company for artists Trad.Attack! and Puuluup, alternative music club Sveta Baar, agency Urban Culture Entertainment and Estonian Heavy Music Association. Representatives from Tallinn Music Week and Radio 2  (a member of the EBU Eurosonic group), will be present as partners of ESNS.

Music Estonia will host a networking brunch and together with Tallinn Music Week, an Estonian reception for representatives of the international music industry.

Estonian talent is represented by four exciting performers at ESNS: electronic art-pop duo Vera Vice, fearless folk stylists OOPUS and Duo Ruut and deep pop diva IVI. Check them out on the following dates:

Thursday, 19 Jan 20;30 – 21:10 Vera Vice @Palace

Thursday, 19 Jan  21:45 – 22:30 OOPUS @Forum Rabo Studio

Friday, 20 Jan 21:20 – 22:00 Duo Ruut @Lutherse Kerk Kerkzaal

Friday, 20 Jan 21:30 – 22:15 IVI @Huize Maas (front)

Please join us on January 20 at 17:00 – 18:30 for the MEET ESTONIA reception and party by Tallinn Music Week and Music Estonia. A sweet celebration with music, snacks and drinks at the Harbour Cafe, just 5 minutes from Oosterport. All delegates are welcome to join!

ESNS showcases 350 emerging European artists to over 40,000 visitors. The festival and conference attract over 4,000 music industry professionals, including 400 international festivals. By day, the front-running conference hosts over 150 panel discussions, interviews, keynotes and more that take on urgent subjects and the need for social change in the music industry. By night, European acts perform across 40 locations in the heart of Groningen. Estonian artists will perform at the festival as part of the talent promotion program ESNS Exchange. From Estonian artists YASMYN, Mart Avi, Erki Pärnoja, Trad.Attack!, Maarja Nuut, NOËP, Tommy Cash, Ewert and the Two Dragons, Holy Motors, Talbot and several others have previously participated in ESNS.