Just two months after ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the first effects of ESNS’s European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) are starting to show. Just 51 out of the 129 ETEP festivals have revealed (parts of) their line up, but already 143 ETEP shows have been confirmed. With 10 ETEP festival slots 2019 promises to be a great year for Irish band Fontaines D.C., but the Irish post-punkers are definitely not the only ETEP acts that can be found on many festivals this year. You can find the 10 most booked ETEP acts below:
Top 10 acts
1. Fontaines D.C. (ie) - 10 shows
2. Black Midi (gb) - 7 shows
3. Flohio (gb) - 6 shows
4. Pip Blom (nl) - 5 shows
5. The Murder Capital (ie) - 4 shows
6. Iris Gold (dk) - 4 shows
7. Yegor Zabelov (by) - 3 shows
8. Whispering Sons (be) - 3 shows
9. Lewsberg (nl) - 3 shows
10. Whenyoung (ie) - 3 shows
Top 10 By Country
1. Ireland, Fontaines D.C. - 10 shows
2. Great Britain, Black Midi - 7 shows
3. The Netherlands, Pip Blom - 5 shows
4. Denmark, Iris Gold - 4 shows
5. Belarus, Yegor Zabelov - 3 shows
6. Belgium, Whispering Sons - 3 shows
7. Norway, girl in red - 2 shows
8. Sweden, Linn Koch-Emmery - 2 shows
9. Austria, Mavi Phoenix (at) - 2 shows
10. The Czech Repulbic, Zabelov Group - 2 shows
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Aiming to promote European music across the world, ETEP supports the booking of emerging European talent at festivals in 37 countries. Alongside working closely together with these festivals, ETEP also actively cooperates with 16 export offices and the European Broadcasting Union.
The following festivals have confirmed the most ETEP 2019 shows so far: The Great Escape (20 ETEP acts), by:larm (7 ETEP acts), Les Nuits Botanique (7 ETEP acts), MENT Ljubljana (6 ETEP acts), Best Kept Secret (5 ETEP acts) Lollapalooza Berlin (5 ETEP acts).
“ETEP selection results are always a surprise - No one can predict the ten most booked acts. I am really pleased to see how ETEP is helping the circulation of European artists in the live sector already so early in the year. The first results also prove that festivals across the world are interested in putting on a wide variety of different styles/genres by European artists on their events"
-Robert Meijerink, Head of programme & Programme manager EU talent at ESNS.