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Eurosonic Noorderslag announces keynote interview with Scumeck Sabottka by Emma Banks

Scumeck Sabottka (MCT-Agentur, DE) is the first name to be announced for the ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) Conference. Sabottka has an accomplished career as concert promotor and agent, working with acts like Rammstein, Kraftwerk and The Ramones. Scumeck Sabottka is a fierce enemy of secondary ticketing and is the founder of ticketing company Tickets.de, which he has since sold. He will feature in a keynote interview by Emma Banks (CAA, UK), the booking agent of (among others) Katy Perry and Arcade Fire.

ESNS will take place in Groningen (The Netherlands) from the 17th to 20th of January 2018. The event hosts showcase festivals Eurosonic and Noorderslag, a music conference and several awards ceremonies.

Biography Scumeck Sabottka

Born in 1962 in Oberhausen, Scumeck started MCT in 1984 with two partners to promote bands like the Violent Femmes, Ramones, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Tom Waits, John Cale and many more in the first couple of years of the company’s existence. Still with MCT, he joined Mama Concerts and Rau in the mid 1990s whichbecame the go-toagency for emerging names like Lenny Kravitz, Celine Dion, Rammstein, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sigur Ros, Jamiroquai, Kraftwerk, Marilyn Manson and Robbie Williams. He is also the international touring coordinator for Kraftwerk aswell as the European and Australian agent for Rammstein. Alongside that, Sabottka is manager for Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan, electronica mastermind Dinos Chapman and Berlin trio Brandt Brauer Frick. Sabotka is founding partner of the annual German double open air festival Hurricane and Southside.

About ESNS

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the place to discover and access the very best emerging European music talent. The event has a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Ásgeir, Aurora, Dua Lipa, Hozier, HER, Mø, My Baby, Rejjie Snow, Lost Frequencies, Roosevelt, Royal Blood, Seinabo Sey and Vök, having played at ESNS as up and coming talents. The B2B side of the event attracts more than 4,000 entertainment industry professionals from all sections of the industry, including representatives of over 400 European festivals, managers, agents, publishers, labels, tech companies and event suppliers. Each year, ESNS stages more than 350 showcases all over the city of Groningen as well as offering a comprehensive and focused conference programme of around 150 panels and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities. The event also hosts annual meetings by music associations, pitch sessions, networking dinners, parties and dedicated areas featuring the very latest thinking and technical innovation in the music, media, interactive and production industries. At this year's edition Denmark will be the ESNS focus country.

Acts announced for #ESNS18

Alice Merton (de), Ana Curcin (rs), Drops & Points by Pascal Schumacher feat. Maxime Delpierre (lu), Giorgio Poi (it), Housewives (gb), Isac Elliot (fi), Janice (se), Jardier (si), KONOBA & R.O (be), KYTES (de), L.A. (es), Makree (lv), Max Fall (md), meisterjaan (ee), Mörk (hu), Naaz (nl), NIHILS (at), Peter Kernel (ch), Phlake (dk), Saint Electrics (bg), SANDOR (ch), SEVEN (ch), Sigrid (no), Sonar (pl), Soulé (ie), Tamino (be), The Magnettes (se), Theo Lawrence & The Hearts (fr), TT Syndicate (pt), Úlfur Úlfur (is), YONAKA (gb), August Rosenbaum (dk), BAEST (dk), Bitch Falcon (ie), Dermot Kennedy (ie), KillASon (fr), Lorenzo Senni (it), Off Bloom (dk), School of X (dk), Širom (si)Soleima (dk)Velvet Volume (dk)We like We (dk), Zagami Jericho (cz), Zeal & Ardor (ch), ┼ŻEN (hr), Boef (nl), Dakota (nl), Equalz (nl), Iguana Death Cult (nl), Komodo (nl), Korfbal (nl), Roxeanne Hazes (nl), Wulf (nl). More to be announced soon.

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