EUROSONIC NOORDERSLAG’S Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) has released its figures for the year, with 391 international festival placements for 164 artistes.
Created by the team behind the Netherlands’ conference and music festival Eurosonic Noorderslag and funded by Creative Europe, the ETEP was introduced in 2003 to help emerging artistes reach festivals in countries where they would not otherwise perform.
Among the artistes who have benefited from the ETEP this year are Fontaines DC with 14 festivals, Black Midi (nine) and Flohio (also nine).
Next year, the programme will open two new export offices, Music Export Denmark and Music Latvia, to help ETEP in the promotion of the acts participating in the programme.
The programme has offices across Europe in countries including Norway, Portugal and Germany.
ETEP aims to add 11 non-European ETEP festivals to their network next year, with Playtime (cap. 10,000) in Mongolia being the first.
Its European network includes the UK’s The Great Escape (15,000), which hosted 26 ETEP acts, Germany’s Reeperbahn festival (10,000), with 24 acts and Iceland Airwaves (9,000), presenting 16.
Artistes who have participated in the ETEP programme over the years include Franz Ferdinand, The Kooks, The Editors, The xx, Benjamin Clementine, Calvin Harris, Idles, Shame and Dua Lipa.