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Eurosonic Group

The Vices, selected by NPO 3FM for the Eurosonic Festival (ESNS) 2022, Bart Heemskerk

The Eurosonic Group is made up of EBU radio producers and managers specialized in pop/rock. It develops and launches projects with festivals, artists and record companies. Special events featuring the likes of Coldplay, Nick Cave, Black Keys, Radiohead, and many others have been made available. Major anniversaries and music milestones are also celebrated by showcasing EBU broadcasters’ outstanding archives.

The Group has forged an enduring partnership with Europe’s biggest showcase festival, Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS), which takes place in Groningen (The Netherlands). EBU radio stations select and sponsor up-and-coming acts to perform at the Eurosonic Festival, hosted by ESNS.

The Eurosonic Group supports and promotes pop in all its various forms, and makes the case for the role played by public service broadcasting across the music industry.

The EBU Eurosonic Group is one of the signatories of the 2022–2023 EBU Music Unit Workplan.

Group Members

Hervé Riesen


Deputy Director, FIP, RF (France)

Adam Fogarty

Head of Music, RTÉ 2FM, RTÉ (Ireland)

Ólafur Páll Gunnarsson

Head of live music, Rás 2, RÚV (Iceland)

Chris Hartgers

Deputy Channel Manager 3FM, NPO (Netherlands)

Anders Jernquist

Producer, SR (Sweden)

François Küffer

Head of Music, Couleur 3, RTS (Switzerland)

Jani Mikkonen

Producer, Music, Yle Creative Content, Yle (Finland)

Susi Ondrusova

Editor, radio FM4, ORF (Austria)

Hendryk Proske

Head of Arts & Music, MDR Kultur, MDR (Germany)

Kristo Rajasaare

Head of Raadio 2, ERR (Estonia)

Jamie Reinert

Head of Music, Media de Service Public 100,7 (Luxembourg)

Andrew Rogers

Producer, Live Music, Radio 1, BBC (United Kingdom)

Stijn van Belleghem

Live Music Producer, VRT (Belgium)

Ramūnas Zilnys

Head of Popular Music, LRT (Lithuania)

Community events

Group meetings