Q&A With Harry Jenner

The song “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish is an enormous hit, listening to the track, you can’t help clicking your fingers, while the video features some cool looking bad guys. But is this song a soundtrack for Harry Jenner, one of three Austrians ruling the concert market in the alpine republic. Going by the lyrics “So you’re a tough guy, Like it really rough guy” maybe, perhaps definitely, as an article in Thegap.at refers to him with the headline “Buhmann with Success.”

Harry Jenner is the founder and inventor of the Frequency Festival and according to Thegap.at a highly successful but nevertheless pretty much straight forward live music entrepreneur . Besides this, Jenner is also responsible for deciding that the Austrian music festival became an early adopter of ETEP, from the early days when the programme was first launched.

Jenner started in the mid nineties as a DJ and local concert promoter . Meanwhile, together with his business partners  Ewald Tatar und Martin Vögel he became a stake holder of Barracuda Holding, by far the biggest concert promoter in Austria, presenting festivals such as Frequency Festival or Nova Rock,  as well as arena shows and small club gigs. 

ETEP.nl: FM4 Frequency has been part of ETEP since the beginning in 2003. Do you remember what convinced you to join the programme?

Harry Jenner: Tough question 16 years on… I guess it was my second or third Eurosonic and I loved the idea of seeing new talent and supporting them in a simple way, also the financial support of the ETEP programme was an extra persuasion to get involved.

ETEP.nl: Do you have any personal highlights concerning ETEP-artists that still stand out for you?

Harry Jenner: Well I guess I saw about 60 artists connected to Frequency Festival  and with Novarock probably around the same, so it’s really hard to tell. Mostly I liked seeing them getting bigger and bigger… 

ETEP.nl: ETEP receives funding from former and current EU-programmes for culture. Should the EU expand its support schemes for popular music and if so, what kind of support is needed?

Harry Jenner: In my particular case it is good that the EU supports this, as the “official” Austria music support only recognises Mozart and traditional Austrian local music. I guess Austria is the only country left in Europe where national TV (or any other TV) doesn’t  broadcast any parts of the festival… 

ETEP.nl: ETEP is focused on European artists and festivals. Wouldn’t it be good to have a kind of ETEP-programme dedicated to attracting European audiences to festivals?

Harry Jenner: Well from a promoter point of view yes of course!

ETEP.nl: Have you increased promotional efforts for your events in other EU-countries over the years? And if so, what territories and efforts were these?

Harry Jenner: Well, we tried several options and ways, but for Austria it always comes down to Germany, Italy and some UK people. I know a lot of countries where the beer price is very low and, for some unknown reason, they have huge numbers in foreign audience…  Just kidding!

ETEP.nl: For
 decades Frequency and Nova Rock have served new generations of festival goers. What kind of changes in terms of audience preferences have you discovered over the years?

Harry Jenner: Well, Novarock has been very stable in its audience structures which is a huge part of its ongoing success, but we’ve always been open for some new music styles besides rock or metal and opening for new genres … which works very well and ticket sales are very strong.

Frequency recently had  a big change in its audience structure and even more in its musical direction, as indie and alternative acts don`t pull as many as they used to do over here and we had to change more towards Hip hop, electro, rock, pop and only a very few indie and alternative acts … so this is a huge crossover mix these days, and it works very well since we started the change in 2017 and from 2018 Frequency Festival has been sold out well in advance. Which is new for the Austrian market, normally we sold out in the week of the festival (if we sold out at all)… but I’m certain this will change in the next 5 years back to more guitars …

ETEP.nl: Austria , like Germany, invested heavily in the support of classical music. Do we need a new generation of politicians to reconsider the imbalance of funding for music, serving all kind of music genres more equally than it is currently the case?

Harry Jenner: This is a very good point and I guess in Austria the situation is without any doubt fully on the classical side, not only with funding, but as mentiond before, also with media. Especially with national media, who should support all kinds of national culture and strong events. You can watch 4 hours of Nordic cross country skiing through the woods with round about 100 people as audience, but you can not watch Frequency Festival or Nova Rock with more than 50.000+ people attending daily. Or in short: Yes, we need them.

ETEP.nl: The live music sector has absorbed the ‘corporatisation’ of companies for almost two decades. Recently, loads of fresh money has come into the market from external investors via the financial community. Leading to new and bigger networks of concert companies. Is this a positive development for this business or is it one that rather raises your concerns?

Harry Jenner: The future will tell, but from my point of view, for the customer this is not a good development as the ticket prices will rise and rise,  for example Frequency Festival and Nova Rock both are still well below 200 euro per ticket including camping and parking, the same applies to our stadium shows or greenfield shows. 

ETEP.nl: Which other festivals and events you will go to this summer?

Harry Jenner: Electric Love Festival, Frauenfeld Festival, Wacken, Airbeat One, and almost Burning Man (but had to move this to 2021). 

Text: Manfred Tari

Sponsorship by Coca Cola, the beer brand Krombacher or even energy drink Red Bull? Certainly not at OBS, due to their awareness of aspects of disregard for fair labour conditions, ‘green washing’ or the political mind-sets of Company owners, not exactly in favour of democratic standards.
Instead OBS is a festival that applies a very polite policy for festival goers, featuring a kid-friendly approach, pursuing sponsors that may not be the biggest, such as Sinalco-Cola, involving charity organisations such as Sea-Watch, or offering water for free on the site. And yes, of course, there is music! Including, among others, this year’s ETEP artists The Holy, Lewsberg and Linn Koch-Emmery.

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ETEP.nl spoke with Rembert Stiewe, the OBS festival director about ETEP, culture policies and the impact of music and festivals in terms of ‘Love, Peace & Happiness’

ETEP.nl: ETEP is one of the very few support-programmes for festivals on an EU-level. Do you think we should have more of these for festivals or live events and if so, what kinds of support are needed?

Rembert Stiewe: As proven by ETEP’s success, support-programmes can work for the benefit of all involved parties – and without too much bureaucratic effort. So, yes, I think there should be more of this kind of support for festivals. This could be programmes that e.g. enable festivals to focus on sustainability, to minimise their carbon footprint, or to optimise their waste management. Often investments are needed to start a process like smart waste management etc. – and due to limited budgets they often fall through before they get started. There’s certainly room for support programs in this area.
I think a support program calling for inventive and sustainable ideas and projects would help to boost awareness and help festivals to become future-proof. In any case, any support program should not add to the bureaucratic nightmare festivals have to struggle with anyway. Ideally it should be set up to be as lean and easy to operate as ETEP.

ETEP.nl: You work as a journalist for WDR-Rockpalast.yourself. The loss of music magazines all over Europe is massive, mostly lost due to the emergence of online giants such as Facebook, Instagram, Spotify or Youtube replacing music media. Should this development be left to pursue the idea of a ‘free market’-philosophy or is there a political need for protection such as is afforded public broadcasters?

Rembert Stiewe: This is a delicate topic, of course. The ‘free market’-philosophy certainly is rubbish.  Yes, I see a political need for protecting media – though without transforming them into their own lobby.

ETEP.nl: The Council for Culture in the Netherlands came up with the recommendation to support popular music in a similar manner to classical music, arguing that all parts of society should have the same access to the funding of culture according to their cultural preferences. Do you think that the majority of the current generation of politicians is ready for such a policy?

Rembert Stiewe: Hell, yes! Why shouldn’t they be? No, just kidding. I don’t think they’re ready yet. I never got why there’s so much denial of the idea that popular music should be treated like classical music. No one ever could give me a reason why there’s a lack of the same access to the funding of culture according to people’s cultural preferences. C’mon, this is elitist bullshit. Of course popular music and classical music should be supported equally. The “classical music is superior to popular music”-agenda some politicians still seem to be after is a sign of ridiculous  “my shit doesn’t stink” –arrogance!

ETEP.nl: When Roger Daltrey, frontman of The Who, was asked at ILMC 2019 about the band’s concert at Woodstock (1969), he said that it was “the first nail in the coffin of the Vietnam War, the first thing to make the government sit up and take notice.” Today we see spending on military budgets reaching a new level of $1.8trn! Should there now be a return to a demand that festivals should again empower ‘Love, Peace & Happiness’ (The Chambers Brothers )?

Rembert Stiewe: To quote Elvis Costello: “I ask myself: Is all hope lost? Is there only pain and hatred, and misery? (…) What’s so funny ’bout peace, love and understanding?”, Yeah,what IS so funny about it? It might sound naive – but I think that every engagement for the collective good counts, even small-scale activities. That’s why Orange Blossom Special has always had an attitude, we are aware of the social responsibility that we all – especially we as festival organizers – have. We reach more people through our events than it would otherwise be possible in our private environment and in other professional networks. We transport a way of living. That’s why all festivals should take a stand to take on board social responsibility; they should raise awareness of grievances, and should support tolerance, respect, openness, peacefulness and demonstrate and discuss solidarity. Not just lip service, but action.
We know that we may, for the most part, preach to the converted – nevertheless, it can certainly be positive to keep pointing out what is obviously going wrong. This does not mean that we only pursue altruistic goals here. Pretty much all festivals are forced to compromise here and there when it comes to preserving the future of the event. It’s that simple and not very romantic. But we try our best to be good – and to become better. Every festival should at least try to do so. Because nothing is funny about peace, love and understanding!

ETEP.nl: OBS is sold out. Any idea how many visitors usually come from abroad?

Rembert Stiewe: This is hard to tell –there are quite a few guests from the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria coming to OBS every year. But I’d say all in all no more than 5% are coming from abroad.

ETEP.nl: Which other festivals will you go to  this summer?

Rembert Stiewe: I’m planning on going to Maifeld Derby, Haldern-Pop, T-Mania, Rockpalast-Crossroads and Reeperbahnfestival.

For more information on OBS, please check this

Text: Manfred Tari /Allan McGowan

The line up for this mission is impressive, featuring non-Yourope industry professionals as well as the current membership of the organisation itself. The message is clear; European citizens should support European values and become actively involved by voting in the upcoming elections.

Yourope issued the following joint statement,

“Today, for some of us, it may appear that there is nothing left to fight for. But many of you still fight, and must fight, for many things; for the climate; for the end of sexism; for the right to love who you choose to love; and to be who you are. We must also fight for an end to atrocities like gun violence and injustice throughout the world.

We, the festivals in Europe, try our best to keep pace with you, your needs, wants, and opinions, and create spaces where everybody can be free and enjoy each other and the music. Thank you for engaging. Thank you for celebrating your freedom at our festivals. Thank you for participating in the fight for a better world and for voting in the European Elections for a future in which we can continue to celebrate together at the European Festivals.

We want to demonstrate the results of voting. We want to celebrate and stimulate solidarity across Europe. We want to encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote in the European Election.”

The range of festivals includes big and small events from all parts of Europe, from Portugal to Finland and even from the UK, which, due to various reasons, will be taking part in the current elections.With the current campaign Yourope, also one of the co-founders of ETEP, aims to stand alongside those music initiatives actively addressing and supporting civic engagement.

For further information please check www.wevoteforeurope.eu and spread the news about #WeVoteForEurope.

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.

ETEP artist chart
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

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.

View all ETEP results here


ETEP Festivals

Aiming to promote European music across the world, ETEP supports the booking of emerging European talent at festivals in 37 countries.

ETEP Festival Chart
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


ESNS Chart

This year, ESNS will publish even more insights into new European music. Aside from the latest improved Music Moves Europe Talent Charts, ESNS has launched the ESNS Chart this year, tracking the radio airplay of approximately 350 ESNS2019 artists on radio stations outside their home country.

Current chart leaders include Elderbrook, Fontaines D.C., Mahalia, Nielson, Ina Wroldsen, Blu Samu and Sports Team. ETEP highscorer Fontaines D.C. is in the top 10 with three tracks: Boys in the Betterland, BIG and Roy’s Tune.

 

TGE is also about networking and of course, let’s not forget, parties; both essential elements necessary, besides the joy of music, to move things forward in this business! However, at the end of the day there must be those that put in all the work to make such events possible. Adam Ryan is one of these, to complete his work as a booker for TGE he apparently uses Google Doc and says about the Internet: “It’s pretty good. I think its gonna catch on.” It seems he also travels a lot, mentioning, for instance in a recent interview with Festicket.com, long distance trips to Australia and China. In January this year he stopped over in Groningen for one of the famous Beer Crate Sessions at Eurosonic 2019. Regarding ETEP a highly relevant connection reveals that TGE leads the current ETEP Festival Chart with 25 bookings.

For ETEP.nl Adam responded to our questions about support programmes, the role of showcase festivals and which other festivals he will attend this summer:

ETEP.nl: Would you like to see a similar support programme such as ETEP set up for artists and festivals in the UK as well?
Adam Ryan: Any additional support you can give to emerging artists is always welcome in my eyes.

ETEP.nl: Particularly for new acts, the music business has of course become highly competitive. Please explain the role of showcase festivals for artist development these days…
Adam Ryan: Showcase events are the best way to perform in front of as many music industry bods 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 things for sure, if your live show is good you’ll grab someone’s attention and get something out of it. Could be festival bookings. Could be a live agent. Could even be a big money sync for a chocolate bar advert.

ETEP.nl: When an artist is booked for TGE, how do you advise them to go about gaining the best results from playing your event?
Adam Ryan: Try and turn up to the venue early and catch a few of the other acts on the same stage. Learn from their performance. Be prepared to not have a sound check so make your first track something simple and straight forward to help set the levels. After that I would play your best tracks and keep it short. Also make yourself available after the gig, go into the crowd and if you’re any good people will approach you.

ETEP.nl: Which other music conferences do you usually visit and which ones of those do you enjoy most?
Adam Ryan: Reeperbahn, Eurosonic, Big Sound and any other one that drops me an invite outside of my booking period.

ETEP.nl: More than 100 festivals are active members of the ETEP programme.  Which festivals you are particularly looking forward to visiting to this summer?
Adam Ryan: The ones we run. Lovebox, Wilderness, Reading and Leeds, Wireless, Latitude. Outside of that I’ll be going to Glastonbury, Greenman, End of The Road, Primavera.

The list of ETEP-Acts appearing at TGE features: Pip Blom, Jarreau Vandal, EUT, blackwave., The Mauskovic Dance Band, Any Other, 5K HD, girl in red, Vulpynes, Amanda Tenfjord, Fieh, Juniore, Kojaque, Long Tall Jefferson, Petrol Girls, Portland, The Murder Capital, The Pier, whenyoung, Whispering Sons, Lewsberg, BRIET, Thorsteinn Einarsson, The Visual and FATA BOOM…

For more information on TGE please check: https://greatescapefestival.com/

Text: Manfred Tari /Allan McGowan

Just two months after ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the first effects of ESNS’s European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) are starting to show. Just 51 out of the 129 ETEP festivals have revealed (parts of) their line up, but already 143 ETEP shows have been confirmed. With 10 ETEP festival slots 2019 promises to be a great year for Irish band Fontaines D.C., but the Irish post-punkers are definitely not the only ETEP acts that can be found on many festivals this year. You can find the 10 most booked ETEP acts below:

Top 10 acts
1. Fontaines D.C. (ie) – 10 shows
2. Black Midi (gb) – 7 shows
3. Flohio (gb) – 6 shows
4. Pip Blom (nl) – 5 shows
5. The Murder Capital (ie) – 4 shows
6. Iris Gold (dk) – 4 shows
7. Yegor Zabelov (by) – 3 shows
8. Whispering Sons (be) – 3 shows
9. Lewsberg (nl) – 3 shows
10. Whenyoung (ie) – 3 shows

Top 10 By Country

1. Ireland, Fontaines D.C. – 10 shows
2. Great Britain, Black Midi – 7 shows
3. The Netherlands, Pip Blom – 5 shows
4. Denmark,  Iris Gold – 4 shows
5. Belarus,  Yegor Zabelov – 3 shows
6. Belgium, Whispering Sons – 3 shows
7. Norway, girl in red – 2 shows
8. Sweden, Linn Koch-Emmery –  2 shows
9. Austria, Mavi Phoenix (at) – 2 shows
10. The Czech Repulbic, Zabelov Group – 2 shows

Want to see a full overview of all ETEP acts and where they are performing?

View all ETEP results here

ETEP Festivals

Aiming to promote European music across the world, ETEP supports the booking of emerging European talent at festivals in 37 countries. Alongside working closely together with these festivals, ETEP also actively cooperates with 16 export offices and the European Broadcasting Union.

The following festivals have confirmed the most ETEP 2019 shows so far: The Great Escape (20 ETEP acts), by:larm (7 ETEP acts), Les Nuits Botanique (7 ETEP acts), MENT Ljubljana (6 ETEP acts), Best Kept Secret (5 ETEP acts) Lollapalooza Berlin (5 ETEP acts).

“ETEP selection results are always a surprise – No one can predict the ten most booked acts. I am really pleased to see how ETEP is helping the circulation of European artists in the live sector already so early in the year. The first results also prove that festivals across the world are interested in putting on a wide variety of different styles/genres by European artists on their events”
Robert Meijerink, Head of programme & Programme manager EU talent at ESNS.

ETEP artist top 10:

Superorganism (gb) – 19 shows
Zeal & Ardor (ch) – 13 shows
Altin Gün (nl) – 10 shows
Sigrid (no) – 10 shows
Tamino (be) – 10 shows
Cari Cari (at) – 8 shows
Tshegue (fr) – 8 shows
Alma (fi) – 7 shows
Dermot Kennedy (ie) – 7 shows
Alice Merton (de) – 6 shows

ETEP 2018 Festival top 10:
Reeperbahn – 33 ETEP acts
The Great Escape – 29 ETEP acts
Iceland Airwaves – 16 ETEP acts
Waves Vienna – 15 ETEP acts
Roskilde – 13 ETEP acts
Lowlands – 11 ETEP acts
Rock Werchter – 11 ETEP acts
Tallinn Music Week – 11 ETEP acts
By:Larm – 10 ETEP acts
Haldern Pop – 9 ETEP acts

View the full ETEP results via here. Please filter on the year 2018.

ETEP 2019: even more possibilities!

We proudly welcome Clockenflap (cn), Kendal Calling (gb), Mad Cool festival (es), Rolling Stone Park (de), Stereoleto (ru), Truck Festival (gb), Wacken Open Air (de) Y Not Festival (gb) to ETEP in 2019, bringing us to a total of 128 ETEP festivals. Furthermore, we’d like to welcome our new partners: Czech Music Office, LaLa Slovak Music Export and Italia Music Export to the platform. By bringing them in to the ETEP family, ETEP further strengthens the opportunities for emerging European artists both inside and outside Europe.

Looking back at 4.001 ETEP shows

Since the start of the programme in 2003 ETEP has facilitated 4.001 shows by 1.445 acts in 34 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 Idles, Shame, Alma, Aurora and Dua Lipa played some of their first international shows with the support of the European Talent Exchange Programme.

We’re looking forward to seeing what the future brings, but one thing is set in stone: ETEP will continue to grow and offer even more artist great opportunities!

Foto: Jorn Baars ©

13 ETEP festivals opened their hearts for Zeal & Ardor this year. Additionally they have just announced a US tour consisting of 18 shows in 15 different states. Proudly taking European music outside Europe and successfully breaking borders.

Being the number 3 most booked ETEP-artist with 10 ETEP shows, Sigrid is also conquering the world on the internet. After releasing her brand new song and videoclip ‘High Five’ on YouTube it gained almost 3 million views within three weeks time.

With most festivals around the corner a good number of ETEP acts have been confirmed. Currently 137 acts from 24 countries will make their way across Europe to perform 395 shows. The top acts:

  1. Superorganism (gb) – 19
  2. Zeal & Ardor (ch) – 14
  3. Sigrid (no) – 10
  4. Tshegue (fr) – 9
  5. Altin Gün (nl) – 8
  6. Dermot Kennedy (ie) – 7
  7. Tamino (be) – 7
  8. Alma (fi) – 6
  9. Alice Merton (de) – 6
  10. Cari Cari (at) – 6

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

We are delighted that over 100 festivals are offering these European acts a chance to perform to new audiences at events ranging from the small and intimate such as at Haldern Pop, to the talent-driven such as The Great Escape as well as at major, award winning festivals such as Rock am Ring and Roskilde. 
From the start of the programme in 2003, ETEP has facilitated 3518 shows by 1254 artists in over 30 countries in total.

ETEP 2017 Results
British band SHAME is at the top of the ETEP 2017 list with a record-breaking 17 ETEP shows! ‘It was good for us to play Eurosonic, it enables you to play for so many more people, it’s a good stepping-off point!’ the band added.

This year’s top performing acts (by country) are:

ShameGB17
HerFR8
KlangstofNL8
Rejjie SnowIE8
AlmaFI7
J. BernardtBE7
Tommy CashEE6
Fil Bo RivaIT/DE6
FaberCH6
Throes + The ShinePT5

Warm welcome!
We proudly welcome Acoustic Lakeside Festival (AT), BUSH (HU), Immergut Festival (DE), Metronome Festival (CH), Revolution Festival (RO), Rock in Rio (PT), Tremor (PT), TRNSMT (GB), Woodstock Festival (PL), Zermett Unplugged (CZ) to ETEP in 2018, bringing us to a total of 110 ETEP-festivals. Furthermore, we’d like to welcome our new partners: Why Portugal, Music Estonia, Iceland Music Export (IMX) and the PRS Foundation to the platform. By welcoming them to the ETEP family, we generate even more opportunities for European artists to showcase their music!

With more than half of the ETEP festivals taking place between June and August there is no way you can miss them.  Next to the South London five piece, another 148 ETEP acts will play at one of the festivals, with French artist Her in second place with 8 confirmed shows and joint third with 7 bookings, Ireland’s Rejjie Snow and Alma from Finland. It is great to see such a wide variety of acts and musical genres breaking through and getting the chance to play to new audiences in other countries than their own.

Results
Up till now, 344 ETEP shows have been confirmed at 103 ETEP festivals and 149 new artists will be presented to audiences across Europe. Here’s the top 10 booked acts per country:

ShameGB16
HerFR8
Rejjie SnowIE7
AlmaFI7
KlangstofNL6
SkottSE6
Fil Bo RivaIT/DE6
FaberCH6
RooseveltDE5
Throes + The ShinePT5

Festivals
We would very much like to welcome Swiss festival Zermatt Unplugged to ETEP this month. Interested to see where you can check out new European talent this summer? Find the full roster of festivals participating in ETEP here.

Discover new music
No time to visit all the summer festivals? Check out the music of the hottest ETEP acts on the ETEP chart. When you are there do also browse the European Border Breakers Charts to see what is hot in countries across Europe.