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Francis of Delirium and TUYS confirmed for Eurosonic 2022

Two Luxembourgish artists have now been confirmed on the official line-up for the 2022 edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS), from January 13-16. Following the previously announced Francis of Delirium, who will be presented by Luxembourg’s public service radio, 100,7, psych-pop band Tuys have been added to the line-up as part of Kultur | lx’s involvement in ETEP.

The festival and conference is one of the most important events for emerging artists of the year, who have the opportunity to perform in-front of a selection of 4.000 delegates and around 40.000 visitors. The organization also helps to stimulate and push the circulation of European music across the continent and beyond. Artists who perform for Eurosonic are also added to the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) which helps to facilitate the bookings of European acts on festivals outside of their home countries and generate extensive media exposure for them in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union (of which 100,7 is part of), export offices (including Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg) and local media.

Born out of a bedroom, the project
Francis of Delirium was created by solo artist Jana Bahrich who later invited drummer/producer, Chris Hewett to form an indie rock band, based in Luxembourg. Uniquely synthesizing grunge and folk to create an evocative and vulnerable experience, Francis of Delirium gently guides the listener to look inward; allowing for a space that encourages growth. Francis of Delirium delivers a powerful indie rock sound that supports Jana’s high energy vocals and her genuine passion to connect with each member of the audience. With support from the likes of the BBC, KEXP, Pitchfork, Line Of Best Fit and NPR, Francis of Delirium released their second EP ‘Wading’ in April 2021 on UK-label, Dalliance Records.

“Feels like the blueprint for something grand.” Pitchfork, 7.4 EP Review

Date: Thursday, January 20
Channel: ESNS 01
Time : 22:55 – 23:10




Luxembourgish four-piece, TUYS, create driving indie rock and emotive psych pop music with chiming guitars, synths, and wide-ranging vocals in three-part harmony. The band also heavily focuses on visual art and navigates on the threshold between fiction and reality with a satirical edge. Following their series “A Curtain Call For Dreamers” in 2020 and their appearance in the digital version of Eurosonic 2021, TUYS announced their cooperation with three new partners on the live side: Echelon Talent Agency (UK), Friendly Fire and Intersection (Netherlands and Belgium). TUYS are set to tour the UK in May 2022 and are currently spending the summer at Ghost City Recording Studios to record their upcoming album

“TUYS are quietly making waves across Europe.” – CLASH

Date: Wednesday, Jan 19
Channel: ESNS 03
Time : 22:15 – 22:25