Fontaines D.C. Ranking High in the ETEP Artist Charts with 16 Confirmed Festival Shows

New Entries in the ETEP Artist Chart
The new entries in the ETEP Artist Chart are Mavi Phoenix, Whispering Sons and girl in red, each with five confirmed shows.

Fontaines D.C are still leading the chart, getting closer to last year’s record result set by Superorganism with 19 shows. However, Fontaines D.C. also scores high in terms of international media coverage with an appearance on the popular US show, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last week and their track ‘Boys in the Betterland’ is currently getting airplay in 11 European countries, 

Top 10 acts
1. Fontaines D.C. (ie) – 16 shows
2. Black Midi (gb) –  9 shows
3. Flohio (gb) – 9 shows
4. The Murder Capital (ie) –  6 shows
5. Pip Blom (nl) – 6 shows
6. Octavian (gb)-  6 shows
7. girl in red (no) – 5 shows (new entry)
8. Whispering Sons (be) – 5 shows (new entry)
9. Mavi Phoenix (at) – 5 shows (new entry)
10. Elderbrook (gb) – 5 shows

A full overview of ETEP acts and their shows can be found here.

Want to discover these breakthrough acts? You can catch them live at an ETEP festival near you. Next up: The Great Escape, Focus WALES, Les 3 Éléphants, Badd Bonn Kilbi, Immergut, Primavera Sound, Best Kept Secret and Orange Warsaw Festival.

ETEP Festival Chart

Aiming to promote European music across the world, ETEP supports the booking of emerging European talent at 129 festivals in 37 countries, alongside working closely together with these festivals throughout the year.

The following festivals have confirmed the most ETEP shows so far:

1. The Great Escape – (25 ETEP acts)

2. Iceland Airwaves (12 ETEP acts)

3. Sziget (12 ETEP acts)

4. Dour (9 ETEP acts)

5. Europavox(8 ETEP acts)

6. Haldern Pop (8 ETEP acts)

7. Les Nuits Botanique (8 ETEP acts)

8. by:larm (7 ETEP acts)

9. Paléo Festival Nyon (7 ETEP acts)

10. Roskilde (6 ETEP shows)

With 25 confirmed ETEP acts, The Great Escape is at the top of the ETEP festival chart. The Brighton based showcase festival joined ETEP in 2006, and has since booked a total of 285 ETEP acts. Showcase festivals such as Eurosonic and The Great Escape are highly meaningful as career boosters for many new artists, and, given that The Great Escape is happening this weekend, ETEP asked booker Adam Ryan what makes these festivals so valuable for bands:


Showcase events are the best way to perform in front of so many music industry bodies at once. Some of them may seem a little sterile as they’re not open to the public and others might not give you a sound check, but one thing’s for sure, if your live show is good you will grab someone’s attention and get something out of it. Could be festival bookings, could be a live agent…it could even be a big money sync for a chocolate bar advert.” – Adam Ryan, The Great Escape

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