With only 17 more festivals to go, the ETEP season is almost coming to an end. So far, 2019 has seen a total of 371 festival shows by 159 acts from 27 countries. Fontaines D.C. was forced to cancel some shows, but remains at the top of the charts with 14 shows.

Helping European Talent cross borders

ETEP invests in the geographical spread of artists by working together with 130 festivals from 38 countries. Attracting a total of 7.716.250 visitors each year, the 130 festivals participating in ETEP create a huge potential audience for ETEP acts. Additionally, the programme offers artists from all European countries the chance to participate. In 2019 this resulted in acts from 27 countries performing at festivals in 32 countries.
Some new frontiers were crossed this year with Fontaines D.C., Farveblind, Karpov not Kasparov and Say Yes Dog playing the first Russian ETEP shows at Stereoleto in July and in November, Boy Azooga will play the first ever Hong Kong ETEP show at Clockenflap.

ETEP: The longest running European-funded programme for the music industry

Now in its 17th year, The European Talent Exchange Programme has confirmed 371 shows by 159 acts from 27 countries in 2019. In total the European Talent Exchange Programme has enabled 4372 shows by 1604 acts since the start of the programme in 2003, which makes it the biggest and longest running European Talent Exchange Programme for European Music. We are very proud to have contributed to the careers of so many talented European acts. Many of the artists that were supported by ETEP at the start of their careers have turned 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 Alma, Aurora, Dua Lipa, Idles, Fontaines D.C, Shame, Superorganism and Zeal & Ardor played some of their first international shows with the support of the European Talent Exchange Programme.  
Want to find out more about which acts benefited from ETEP? You can see a full overview of all ETEP shows on our website. Just select a year!

Discover the acts! 

You can still catch the ETEP acts live during: Lollapalooza Berlin (de), What’s Next in Music (lt), Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic (es), Reeperbahn Festival (de), Rock in Rio (br), MaMA Event (fr), BUSH (hu), BIME (es), Iceland Airwaves (is), Rolling Stone Park (de), Rolling Stone Beach (de), Linecheck (it), Winterthurer Musikfestwochen (ch), Clockenflap (hk), Spring Break Showcase festival (pl), Les Rencontres Transmusicales de Rennes (fr) and Waves Vienna (at).