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The Mary Wallopers among most booked acts from ESNS Exchange this year

The Mary Wallopers 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 in 2023 have been revealed.

ESNS Exchange is tied to ESNS aka Eurosonic-Noorderslag new music showcase in Groningen in the Netherlands.

ESNS Exchange celebrates 20 years this year, and was established as ETEP in 2003 to overcome the significant challenges faced by the European pop music industry in international promotion and distribution.

This year, ESNS Exchange has facilitated 347 shows by 148 acts from 36 countries at 90 festivals in 15 countries, and the top acts booked come from Belgium, Ireland, Austria, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Norway, and Iceland.

The top five most booked artists are:
The Haunted Youth (BE) 13
The Mary Wallopers (IE) 10
Deki Alem (SE) 9
Avalanche Kaito (BE) 8

The most booked acts per country are:
The Haunted Youth (BE) 13
The Mary Wallopers (IE) 10
Deki Alem (SE) 9
Tramhaus (NL) 8
Love’n’Joy (UA) 6

The Haunted Youth were one of our highlights of Iceland Airwaves this year.

ESNS Exchange’s efforts, together with the amazing support of partners, export offices, Yourope and the EBU, have helped 2160 European artists from 36 countries perform at 5330 shows at 190 partner festivals in 44 countries over the past 20 years.

First bands announced for Eurosonic ESNS 2024

Registrations for ESNS24 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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