Lava La Rue, Jockstrap and Arp Frique confirmed for ESNS 2021

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Eurosonic Noorderslag 2021 takes place this month.

Eurosonic Noorderslag, aka ESNS, has announced the full line-up for its upcoming 2021 edition. For the first time ever the festival will be fully digital and the sets will be streamed for free via the ESNS website. ESNS typically takes place in Groningen, Netherlands.

188 emerging acts from across Europe have been confirmed for the showcase event. Among them are Lava La Rue, Jockstrap, Arp Frique, Neue Grafik Ensemble, The Desmonds, Personal Trainer and more.

Robert Meijerink, ESNS Head of Programme, says: “Promoting new European talent has always been at the heart of Eurosonic and we have seen many artists go on to successful careers after showcasing at the event, including Fontaines DC, Celeste, Christine and the Queens, Stromae, Dua Lipa, IDLES to name a few.”

He adds, “Although the performances will have to be digital only this year we are dedicated to getting the acts in front of the right people to further their careers and giving them the kick start to their careers that they deserve.”

ESNS 2021 takes place on 13-16 January. Read our review of ESNS 2020 here and head over to the festival website for more information and to check out the full line-up.