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Norway leads record-breaking year for ETEP

Aurora was the most-booked act overall in a year that saw 402 confirmed shows by European Talent Exchange Programme artists

By IQ on 06 Oct 2016

Aurora, Puls Open Air 2016, pitpony photography, European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP)

Aurora at Puls Open Air in June

image © pitpony photography

The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) had its best-ever year in 2016, with 402 confirmed shows by 148 artists from 27 European countries.

Norway finished this year’s festival season on top of the ETEP chart, with Aurora the most-booked act by events participating in ETEP, closely followed by Britain with Blossoms, who appeared at 11 festivals, and Danish/Finnish group Liima with eight.

The final tally is as follows:

  • Aurora (Norway), 13
  • Blossoms (UK), 11
  • Liima (Denmark/Finland), 8
  • Amber Arcades (Netherlands), 7
  • Have You Ever Seen the Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? (Finland), 6
  • Fews (Sweden), 6
  • Leyva (Austria), 6
  • The Academic (Republic of Ireland), 6
  • Lost Frequencies (Belgium), 5
  • Jain (France), 5

A total of 2,690 shows by 972 artists from 30 countries have taken place at 100 ETEP festivals since 2003.


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