ETEP and CEETEP , The European Talent Exchange Programme and the Central European Talent Exchange Programme, have released their figures from January’s EuroSonic Noorderslag festival and conference which brings together leading European festivals, radio and other media and stimulates them to exchange European artists and repertoire: The new figures detail how many shows featured artists are playing at the participating festivals. ETEP said that it had 133 confirmed shows by 55 artists from 18 different European countries and CEETEP detailed 11 confirmed shows by 9 artists from 8 different European countries.
Topping the list was the UK’s Jake Bugg (UK) with 10 shows, Closely followed by the European Border Breakers winner C2C (France) with 7 shows. Other successful bands included SKIP&DIE (NL) 7, Kodaline (IE) 6, Efterklang (DK) 6, Palma Violets (UK) 6, AlunaGeorge (UK) 5, Chvrches (UK) 5, Mø (DK) 5 and Netsky (BE) 5. Topping the CEETEP figures were Djaikovski (MK), Shutka Roma Rap (MK) , Afterphurikane (SK), Grand Mexican Warlock (HU), Très.B (PL) and Vlasta Popić (HR). Organisers also welcomed a number of new member festivals including Winterthurer Musikfestwochen (CH), Les 3 éléphants (FR), Best Kept Secret Festival (NL) and Galapagai (LT).