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ETEP continues to deliver the slots

World News
August 19, 2019

The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) reports that in August alone, 56 artistes will play festivals across 15 countries, as a result of this year’s selection process.

Hungary’s Sziget (cap. 90,000) showcased the largest number of artistes, with 11 from eight countries – among them Jungle By Night from the Netherlands, UK acts Cavetown and Elderbrook, and French band Lord Esperanza.

ETEP, which was founded in 2003 to help emerging artistes reach festivals in counties where they would not otherwise perform, was created by the team behind the Netherlands’ conference and music festival Eurosonic Noorderslag.

Overall ETEP results show UK acts lead this year’s chart, with 91 confirmed shows for 30 artistes, followed by Ireland with 11 acts playing 37 shows, and the Netherlands with 17 booked for 36 performances.

Among artistes who have benefitted from the ETEP programme over the years are Franz Ferdinand, The Kooks, The Editors, The xx, Benjamin Clementine, Calvin Harris, Idles, Shame and Dua Lipa.

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