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CMAT, Priya Ragu & Enola Gay among most booked acts from ESNS Exchange this year

CMAT, Priya Ragu & Enola Gay among most booked acts from ESNS Exchange this year

The results of this year’s ESNS Exchange programme, in which emerging European talent is booked across European festivals have been revealed.

ESNS Exchange is tied to ESNS aka Eurosonic-Noorderslag new music showcase in Groningen in the Netherlands as the festival looks ahead to returning in person in January 2023 for the first time since 2022.

353 shows by 148 emerging European ESNS Exchange acts were booked as part of ESNS Exchange, with Irish acts CMAT and Enola Gay among the most booked acts as part of the programme. UK acts will continue to be a part of the programme until 2023 at least, with the most selections going to Yard Act.

Here is a top 10 of the most booked acts:

Priya Ragu (CH) – 11
Yard Act (UK) – 11
CMAT (IE) -10
Alyona Alyona (UA) – 9
Enola Gay (IE) – 9
Holly Humberstone (UK) – 8
Altin Gün (NL) – 7
Joe & The Shitboys (FO) – 7
Wet Leg (UK-Eng) – 7

Due to 2022’s online only status, some of the above acts are playing ESNS23 in Groningen from January 18th to 21st 2023.

2023 sees the likes of CMAT, Sello, The Mary Wallopers, The Scratch, Naaz, Bolis Popul and more play the festival.

Registrations for ESNS23 are available at a medium rate via

About ESNS Exchange

ESNS Exchange, the European talent exchange programme, formerly known as ETEP was introduced in 2003 to make the ‘exchange’ of European artists across Europe possible on a greater scale than ever before. An initiative of ESNS, ESNS Exchange facilitates the bookings of European acts on festivals outside their home countries and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with Euroradio, export offices and local media. This way, ESNS Exchange aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists.

About ESNS

ESNS is a non-profit showcase festival for European artists, and a conference with panels, keynotes, interviews, and gatherings on the latest developments in the international and European music industry. ESNS’ mission is to stimulate and further promote the circulation of European music, and to give European artists a stepping stone onto international success.

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