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