January 2020, Ticketmaster International will be descending on ESNS in Groningen in the Netherlands to experience the best new and up-and-coming artists, as well as attending some of the most vital talks and panels on topics affecting the music and live entertainment industry.

Panels and Keynote Speeches

The Dickins Dynasty – Keynote Interview with Barry, Lucy and Jonathan Dickins by Greg Parmley

Thursday 16 January 13:30 – 14:30
De Oosterpoort, Back 8

The Dickins family are no strangers to the music industry with their family legacy stretching as far back as the formation of NME. Between them, they boast a roster that includes Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Hot Chip, Laura Marling, James Blake, Jamie T, London Grammar, Rex Orange County and King Krule. Join Barry Dickins as he shares the stage with his children, Lucy and Jonathan, for the first time ever in a truly unique interview hosted by Greg Parmely (ILMC, IQ).

Ticketmaster Keynote – Fans who follow the band

Thursday 16 January 16:30 – 17:00
De OosterPoort, Back 6

For the biggest music fans, borders are fading. With more and more willing to travel overseas to see their favourites perform, Ticketmaster’s SVP of Marketing & Insight Don Pawley sets out to answer the big questions. Who are these fans? Why do they travel so far? How does their buying behaviour differ from other fans? What opportunities does this present? Join Don as he dives into Ticketmaster’s global data on cross-border fan travel.

Followed by complimentary delegate drinks!

The Agents Panel – Taking The Strain

Friday 17 January 13:30 – 14:30
De Oosterpoort, Back 8

For many years the relationship between agents, artists, managers, promoters and venues was negotiable yet constant in the Agency world. Today, of course, the opposite is true in a business bursting with inexorable growth and development with returns from live surpassing radio and TV in 2018. This success, although welcome, is not without increased strain on the people who operate the business of booking tours. We invite international bookers to join Beckie Sudgen (X-ray Touring), Maria May (CAA), Alex Bruford (ATC Live) and Paul Buck (Paradigm) to share their insight into the pressure of the agency business today.

Performing Artists


Thursday 16 January 21:25 – 22:10

Crowned winner of the BBC’s Sound of 2020, Celeste was also recently tipped in Ticketmaster New Music’s New For 2020 campaign.  A definite must-see at this year’s Eurosonic.


Friday 17 January 20:00 – 20:45

Following the release of her debut EP, Bits of Naaz, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter’s career took off at home with two Dutch Grammy wins and abroad with a Best Act nomination at MTV’s EMAs.

Read the Ticketmaster New Music feature right here.


Friday 17 January 00:20 – 01:00

We’ve been enjoying the dreamy eclectic music of Emmanuelle ever since we were introduced to her by the Ticketmaster Italy team. A true cosmopolitan artist; born in Rio, raised in Miami and is now a resident in Milan.


Thursday 16 January 01:20 – 02:00

Essential late-night techno is brought to you by this exciting new Finnish EDM producer. Strictly for those who don’t have a panel first thing in the morning.

About ESNS

Music moves, challenges and breaks boundaries – not only in country and city limits, but also in boundaries between people. Music has the ability to connect us. Non-profit organisation ESNS was founded to stimulate and push the circulation of European music across the European continent, as well as beyond. In order to obtain this goal, ESNS has organised a four-day festival and conference to take place in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) is a non-profit, European artist only, 100% showcase festival and music conference. Selling out each year, ESNS attracts over 4,000 professional delegates, including 400 international festivals, and showcases around 350 European artists for over 40,000 visitors total.

Find out more about ESNS here.

If you are attending Eurosonic this year and would like to meet with the Ticketmater International team, please contact John Talbot.