The first digital edition of ESNS was a success and the first selection of the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) 2021 is already here!
The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP), which focuses on offering European acts international opportunities, announces the first selection of 2021 and decided to give the acts of 2020 another year of support.
Let’s start with the results of 2020!
To still succeed in the mission of ETEP, despite the COVID-19, they adjusted theirs strategy. Next to booking the ETEP artists, the festivals were allowed to promote them on their platforms if their festival could not take place. This resulted in 124 promotions for 74 acts from 21 countries by 74 festivals from 26 countries and a total of 45 shows by 40 acts from 26 countries playing at 12 festivals in 12 countries. In total there were 102 different emerging artists from 31 countries supported by bookings or promotions by ETEP festivals!
They chose to give the ETEP20 acts another chance at being booked by ETEP festivals. For this year’s ETEP-programme all festivals can select artists from both ESNS 2020 and 2021 line-ups!
What about the 2021 selection?
With 25 festivals voting for 136 artists, they present the artists to watch, according to the participating ETEP festivals:
Altin Gün (nl)
Daði Freyr (is)
Holly Humberstone (gb)
Alyona Alyona (ua)
Faux Real (fr)
These five acts are followed closely by Afrodelic (it), Donna Blue (nl), Finn Ronsdorf (de), Katy J Pearson (gb), Lous & The Yakuza (be), My Ugly Clementine (at), Nava (it), Personal Trainer (nl), Playback Maracas (es), The Goa Express (gb) and Yīn Yīn (nl).
All ESNS21 shows have been broadcast during the festival last month. The shows can be re-watched on the festival platform HERE. All videos are available until the end of this year.