With a record-breaking 19 ETEP festival bookings, indie-pop revelation Superorganism is the ETEP band to watch this year. Playing in 14 countries, they have the perfect European festival tour mapped out; Les Rencontres Trans Musicales de Rennes (fr), Iceland Airwaves (is), Zürich Openair (ch), Grape Festival (sk), Øyafestivalen (no), Provinssi Festival (fi), Paléo Festival Nyon (ch), Melt! (de), Les Eurockéennes De Belfort (fr), Siren’s Call (lu), Roskilde Festival (dk), Europavox (fr), INmusic Fesitval (hr), Metronome Festival (cz), Best Kept Secret (nl), Primavera Sound (es), Les Nuits Botanique (be) By:Larm (no) and Pukkelpop (be).
14 ETEP festivals opened their hearts for Zeal & Ardor this year. Additionally they have just announced a US tour consisting of 18 shows in 15 different states. Proudly taking European music outside Europe and successfully breaking borders.
Being the number 3 most booked ETEP-artist with 10 ETEP shows, Sigrid is also concurring the world on the internet. After releasing her brand new song and videoclip ‘High Five’ on YouTube it gained almost 3 million views within three weeks time. Watch video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6A2LHGx8_A
With most festivals around the corner a good number of ETEP acts have been confirmed. Currently 137 acts from 24 countries will make their way across Europe to perform 395 shows. The top acts:
Superorganism (gb) – 19
Zeal & Ardor (ch) – 14
Sigrid (no) – 10
Tshegue (fr) – 9
Altin Gün (nl) – 8
Dermot Kennedy (ie) – 7
Tamino (be) – 7
Alma (fi) – 6
Alice Merton (de) – 6
Cari Cari (at) – 6
A full overview of all ETEP acts and where they are performing can be found here < https://esns.nl/etep/etep-results/ >.
The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) was introduced in 2003 to stimulate the exchange of European artists across Europe. An initiative of ESNS, ETEP facilitates the bookings of European acts on European & international festivals outside their home countries and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) public radio stations, the European export offices and national and international media. This way, ETEP aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists and highlights the participating ETEP festivals.
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity