Since its introduction in 2003, the ESNS Exchange - formerly known as ETEP, or the European Talent Exchange Programme - has worked alongside Dutch tastemaker festival ESNS to help new artists break through on the European festival circuit.
Putting some of the continent’s most exciting new talent in front of thousands of eyes at the annual event, for nearly twenty years now, the ESNS Exchange has helped over 1,500 artists across 37 countries book festival shows over the years. And while 2022’s ESNS event looked a little different than originally hoped, a slew of music’s brightest new artists still got to attend and perform in front of live audiences across Groningen.
What’s more, a chunk of those artist have since been booked at festivals across the world, with Isle of Wight duo - and former DIY cover stars - Wet Leg being one of programme’s top bookings; they managed to bag themselves seven festival spots through the scheme this summer.
Elsewhere on the results table - you can check the full table here - are the likes of Belfast rockers Enola Gay, French electronic star Coucou Chloe, Zurich-born artist Evelinn Trouble and Germany’s dreamy-pop star Shelter Boy. And guess what? You can remind yourself of all of their performances from this year’s edition of ESNS right below - before checking out other ESNS Exchange success stories, including Yard Act and Priya Ragu.
Check out their performances below.
Plus, don’t forget - ESNS 2023 is set to take place in just a couple of months’ time, with the likes of Big Joanie, Personal Trainer, Gallus and many more acts playing in Groningen from 18th to 21st January 2023.
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