ETEP 2019 Final Results: 391 shows by 164 acts

The ESNS Talent Exchange Programme continues to lead the way in offering international opportunities for artists.

With this years’ last ETEP festivals; Les Trans and Taxirat, kicking off on this week, the ETEP year has come to an end. Time to review the year whilst looking towards the future.

Next year, ETEP will offer opportunities for European artists in even more countries, adding two new export offices: Music Export Denmark and Music Latvia. Additionally, ETEP aims to have 11 non-European ETEP festivals in 2020. The first has just been confirmed: Playtime festival in Mongolia!

ETEP 2019: 391 shows by 164 acts in 36 countries
2019 offered ETEP shows by acts from 28 different countries. Acts from Great Britain (31 acts, 96 shows), The Netherlands (22 acts, 49 shows), Ireland (11 acts, 39 shows), Belgium (14 acts, 37 shows) and France (14 acts, 32 shows) were booked for the most ETEP festivals.

ETEP 2019 Artist Chart

  1. Fontaines D.C. (ie) – 14 shows
  2. Black Midi (gb) – 9 shows
  3. Flohio (gb) – 9 shows
  4. Elderbrook (gb) – 8 shows
  5. Pip Blom (nl) – 8 shows
  6. Mavi Phoenix (at) – 8 shows
  7. SEA GIRLS (gb) – 7 shows
  8. girl in red (no) – 7 shows
  9. Penelope Isles (gb) – 7 shows
  10. Iris Gold (dk) – 7 shows

ETEP 2019 Top acts by country

  1. Fontaines D.C. (ie) – 14 shows
  2. Black Midi (gb) – 9 shows
  3. Pip Blom (nl) – 8 shows
  4. Mavi Phoenix (at) – 8 shows
  5. girl in red (no) – 7 shows
  6. Iris Gold (dk) – 7 shows
  7. Whispering Sons (be) – 6 shows
  8. Yegor Zabelov (by) – 6 shows
  9. Gato Preto (de) – 5 shows
  10. RENDEZ VOUS (fr) – 4 shows

View overview of ETEP shows

New partners, offering even more opportunities:
Two new partners will join ETEP in 2020. export offices Music Export Denmark and Music Latvia will be supporting our quest to help the international careers of European artists. The support of these export offices helps ETEP in the education and promotion of the acts participating in the programme. Export offices from: Austria, Belgium, Catalonia, Czechia, Estonia, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland alongside Yourope and the PRS Foundation are already supporting ETEP.

ETEP Festival Chart

  1. The Great Escape (gb)- 26 ETEP acts
  2. Reeperbahn Festival (de) – 24 ETEP acts
  3. Iceland Airwaves (is) – 16 ETEP acts
  4. Sziget (hu) – 12 ETEP acts
  5. Waves Vienna (at) – 11 ETEP acts
  6. Dour Festival (be) – 10 ETEP acts
  7. Winterthurer Musikfestwochen (ch) – 9 ETEP acts
  8. Europavox (fr) – 8 ETEP acts
  9. Haldern Pop (de) – 8 ETEP acts
  10. Les Nuits Botanique (be) – 8 ETEP acts

Full list of ETEP festivals

ETEP would not be possible without all the partners involved. The festivals play a great role in offering these emerging acts an opportunity to present themselves to an audience of international music lovers. We have started adding festivals from outside of Europe in order to grant the artists further opportunities to expand their careers outside their home countries, aiming to have 11 non-European festival participants in 2020.

About ETEP
The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) was introduced in 2003 to stimulate the exchange of European artists across Europe, and would not be possible without the funding of the support programmes for culture by the European Union. ETEP has been one of the very first programmes to support popular music on a European level. Currently ETEP receives funding by the sub-programme “Culture” as part of Creative Europe. To find out more about Creative Europe, please check

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, as well as national and international media. Additionally, ETEP actively cooperates with 16 music export offices. This way, ETEP aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists and highlights the participating ETEP festivals.

Since the start of the programme ETEP has facilitated 4.392 shows by 1.609 acts in 38 countries, and we are very proud to have contributed to the careers of so many talented European acts. Many acts that received support from ETEP at the start of their careers have grown out to be very successful. Over the past 17 years, acts such as Agnes Obel, Ásgeir, Ben Howard, Benjamin Clementine, Calvin Harris, Franz Ferdinand, James Blake, MØ, Noisia, Selah Sue, The Editors, The Kooks, The XX, Within Temptation and Years & Years have greatly benefited from the support of the ETEP programme. More recently, acts such as Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Mavi Phoenix, Pip Blom, Idles, Shame, Alma, Aurora and Dua Lipa played some of their first international shows with the support of the European Talent Exchange Programme.

Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity  
Event PR | Festival PR

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