Eurosonic Festival

Euroradio's Eurosonic Festival has become a favourite amongst artists, public broadcasters, music professionals and music lovers to discover and showcase exciting new up-and-coming acts. Past festivals have included appearances by such artists as Franz Ferdinand, Kaizers Orchestra, Phoenix, Mando Diao, First Aid Kit and Selah Sue.

Initially launched in 1986 as a one-day event to promote Dutch and Belgian bands, EBU radio stations joined the party in 1999. With the help of our partners Eurosonic Noorderslag and Europe's public service broadcasters, the Eurosonic Festival has grown into a 3-day extravaganza with nearly 200 European bands playing at 20 venues.

The 2021 Eurosonic Festival (ESNS) was held digitally on 13-16 January. The 2022 edition will be held from 19 to 22 January, with Members choosing to have their acts participate either in person or virtually.

Listen to our participating acts

Participating broadcasters

  1. ORF/FM4 (Austria)
  3. BNR (Bulgaria)
  4. CR/Radio Wave (Czech Republic)
  5. ERR/Raadio 2 (Estonia)
  6. YLE X (Finland)
  7. Radio France (France)
  8. ARD (Germany)
  9. RUV/RAS2 (Iceland)
  10. RTÉ/2FM (Ireland)
  11. LR/Latvijas Radio 5 (Latvia)
  12. LRT/Opus (Lithuania)
  13. ERSL/100,7 (Luxembourg)
  14. NPO/3FM (Netherlands)
  15. NRK/P3 (Norway)
  16. RTP/Antena 3 (Portugal)
  17. RTS/Radio Belgrade One (Serbia)
  18. RTVS/ Radio_Wave (Slovakia)
  19. RTV/Val202 (Slovenia)
  20. SRF/3 (Switzerland)
  21. RTS/Couleur 3 (Switzerland)
  22. BBC Music (United Kingdom)

Related links

Eurosonic Group



Year of production

January each year

Proposed by
Euroradio Eurosonic Group

Eurosonic Noorderslag

Contact detail

Laurent Marceau
Editor, Live Music & Projects, Popular Music
+41 22 717 2613

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