ETEP Summer Round up: Hot, hotter, hottest!

With the end of the summer fast approaching, this year’s festival season is slowly coming to an end. Fortunately, it’s not too late to spot the acts participating in The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) at festivals near you such as: Festival Number 6, What’s Next in Music, Lollapalooza Berlin, Mercat de Música Viva de Vic, Reeperbahn Festival, Waves Vienna, MaMA Event, Bizkaia International Music Experience, Budapest Showcase Hub, Iceland Airwaves, Rolling Stone Weekender, Linecheck and Les Rencontres Trans Musicales de Rennes.

ETEP 2018: a record-breaking year!
Although the ETEP season has not yet come to an end, we’d like to share some of this year’s highlights with you. First and foremost, with 457 shows and counting ETEP has already set a new record. Due to an ever-growing pool of festivals, as well as expansions within festivals outside of Europe such as South-African OppiKoppi and Canadian Music Week (CMW). The European Talent Exchange Programme offers participating artists even better support and opportunities.

Hot, hotter, hottest!
Local heatwaves occurred at festivals that featured ETEP record breaker Superorganism on the bill. With 20 shows, Superorganism broke the record of 17 ETEP bookings that SHAME set last year. Superorganism was not the only successful ETEP act this year: after playing ESNS, Zeal & Ardor, Yonaka, Sigrid and Tamino all managed to be booked by ten or more ETEP festivals! If you’re not convinced yet: last year, 14 acts were booked for six or more ETEP shows, this year 22 acts got to play six or more festivals.


1.Superorganism (gb) – 20
2. Zeal & Ardor (ch) – 13
3. Yonaka (gb) – 10
4. Sigrid (no) – 10
5. Tamino (be) – 10
6. Altin Gün (nl) – 9
7. Tom Grennan (gb) – 8
8. Tshegue (fr) -8
9. George Fitzgerald (gb) – 8
10. Lysistrata (fr) – 7


1. Reeperbahn – 31 acts
2. The Great Escape – 29 acts
3. Iceland Airwaves – 16 acts
4. Waves Vienna – 15 acts
5. Roskilde festival – 13 acts
6. Lowlands Festival – 11 acts
7. Rock Werchter – 11 acts
8. Tallinn Music Week – 11 acts
9. By:Larm – 10 acts
10. Haldern Pop – 9 acts

A full overview of all ETEP acts and where they are performing can be found here.

“With the new record we aim to conquer the world. Eurosonic was a great way to introduce our Turkish psychedelic sounds to a broader audience” – Altin Gün (nl)

Super excited to have had the chance to perform so many great festivals for Tshegue’s first tour! Can’t wait to keep on playing new festivals and great scenes! – Dakou, Tshegue’s co-founder, drummer and producer (fr)

“Having had the chance to play so many festivals is unbelievable. It goes to show how many people are passionate about music and the lengths they will go to make it happen.” – Manuel, Zeal & Ardor (ch)

DIY interviewed Superorganism during The Great Escape, and talked about their busy festival summer.

About ETEP
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.

For more information contact:
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity |
We Are Global | Connecting Global Music Communities
Festival PR | Event PR | Music PR

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