During Reeperbahn, the nominees for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2020 were announced, and we are delighted to report that five of this year’s ETEP acts are among the nominees. We would like to congratulate 5K HD (at), Anna Leone (se), Flohio (gb), Fontaines D.C. (ie) and girl in red (no) on their continued success. And the good news continues former ETEP acts Naaz (nl) and AU/RA (de), also being nominated. It’s exciting and rewarding to see the international careers of these acts continue to grow, and the fact that they will also be recognised by the European Commission confirms the abundance of world class musical talent in Europe.
‘Lord of the Bands’, and master mind of 592 concerts by 412 artists in 51 venues at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival. Bjørn Pfarr, along with colleagues Arianne Mohr, Ciara George-Lynch and Max Domma, coordinates and curates one of the biggest European festivals. The most recent edition took place on September 18-21, attracting 50.000 festival goers and 5.900 professionals from 52 countries. Reeperbahn also booked 24 ETEP-artists, ranking second on the ETEP Festival Chart.
ETEP asked Pfarr about current booking preferences for Reeperbahn Festival as well as the nature of the European music community’s changing market conditions, which actually appeared to speed up this year.
With only 8 more ETEP festivals to go, 384 shows by 162 acts have been confirmed so far, and changes continue to appear in the ETEP Artist and ETEP by Country Charts. Penelope Isles re-enters the ETEP artist chart in 10th position due to a cancellation by Octavian, while Whispering Sons is the newcomer in the ETEP by Country chart coming in at number seven, replacing Belgian colleagues Blu Samu.
After adding Napoleon Gold (lu) and Sasha Boole (ua), Waves Vienna has risen to 5th place in the ETEP festival chart, switching places with Dour Festival.