353 Shows For 148 Acts: ESNS Exchange Back In Full Swing

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Priya Ragu performs at The Jazz Cafe in London. The Swiss-Tamil tastemaker made up her own genre: Raguwavy. She leads the current ESNS Exchange bookings. (Picture by Burak Cingi/Redferns)

European talent exchange program ESNS Exchange has published its current figures indicating that Europe’s festivals are as busy as ever booking new talent onto their lineups.

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. And with only few participating festivals left to go this season, 353 shows by 148 emerging European acts have been confirmed so far.

The top 10 of most booked acts is led by Priya Ragu from Switzerland, who shares the top spot with Yard Act from the UK. Full Top 10 below.

A press release from ESNS states, “We’re very happy to say that ESNS Exchange runs a successful comeback season as these numbers are in no way inferior to the numbers from before the pandemic.”

ESNS Exchange Top 10 of Most Booked Acts

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

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