From emerging European talent to major European success

With just over a handful of ESNS Exchange partner festivals left to go this season, 353 shows by 148 emerging European ESNS Exchange acts have been confirmed so far. We’re very happy to say that ESNS Exchange runs a successful comeback season as these numbers are in no way inferior to the numbers from before the pandemic.


ESNS Exchange results
While British minimalist rock group Yard Act remains a favourite amongst the bookers of European festivals, Swiss R&B singer Priya Ragu managed to catch up. The two artists have been going back and forth for the top position on the ESNS Exchange artist chart but ultimately settle for a shared first place for now. Irish singer CMAT, who is also booked to play at ESNS 2023 this January and is nominated for an MME Award, takes second place while both Alyona Alyona and Enola Gay reside at #3.

Here is a top 10 of the most booked acts and a top 10 of the most booked acts per country;


*results filtered by the most booked artist per country

Find a full overview of the results of ESNS Exchange 2022 at