Jungle and Royal Blood are Most Popular Festival Acts


Jungle and Royal Blood are Most Popular Festival Acts

As an important platform for promoting new European artists Eurosonic Noorderslag is proud to reveal the fifth results of The European Talent Exchange Programme 2014 (ETEP) and the second Central Eastern European Exchange Program (CEETEP) results of 2014. These results reflect the number of shows of European acts at European festivals.

With the Mercury Music Prize shortlist just being announced we can also see a correlation with the ETEP results as as the top scoring acts Jungle and Royal Blood with 15 and 14 festival bookings respectively have both been nominated.

Following closely behind with 9 festival shows each are Hozier from Ireland and Denmarks Mo. Germany’s Milky Chance helped put German acts on the map this year with 8 bookings just ahead of Birth of Joy from Holland, George Ezra from the UK, Swiss band Kadebostany and Pional from Spain all with 7 festival show bookings. A full list of results can be viewed below.

Vilnius Music Week (LT) has also joined the CEETEP family.

ETEP Results: Top-scoring countries / top scoring act:
Great Britain, 20 artists, Royal Blood, Jungle
The Netherlands, 17 artists, Birth of Joy
Ireland, 8 artists, Hozier
Sweden, 8 artists, Alice Bowman
Germany, 6 artists, Milky Chance
Austria, 6 Artists, 3 acts with 2 festival bookings

What the artists say:
Royal Blood (GB): ”Eurosonic Noorderslag was our first European show so we’ll always remember it. A very important and well organised event at the start of the year, highly recommend it for new artists”.

Kadebostany (CH): ”Our show at Eurosonic was a success and solidified our reputation as a live band, it helped us reach many professionals of the scene at once. For a band like us who tour a lot, this showcase was like a ”shortcut” to reach influental people in the live world who didn’t know of us yet”.

MØ (DK): ”Eurosonic Noorderslag is a great, and cool festival to play. Especially for up comers! It has helped me two years in a row getting attention from cool media and bookers from badass festivals in Europe. When you’re there you feel the excitement for new music amongst the people participating in the festival no matter if it’s the guests, the scouts or the artists”.

Watch Royal Blood live session at Eurosonic Noorderslag here
And now for the fun part, see which artists got the most festival show bookings!
Top ETEP artists and booking results;
Jungle GB 15
Royal Blood GB 14
Hozier IE 9
Milky Chance DE 8
Birth of Joy NL 7
George Ezra GB 7
Kadebostany CH 7
Pional ES 7
Ballet School DE 6
Benjamin Clementine FR 6
Circa Waves GB 6
Jaakko Eino Kalevi FI 6
Kodaline IE 6
Mighty Oaks DE 6
The Animen CH 6
Wild Beasts GB 6
Alice Boman SE 5
Bobby In Vain DK 5
Hudson Taylor IE 5
Larry Gus GR 5
Number of artists: 101
Number of confirmed shows: 313
Number of countries: 21

Top CEETEP artists and booking results:
Carnival Youth LV 3
Oratnitza BG 2
Puncke HR 2
Number of artists: 17
Number of confirmed shows: 21
Number of countries: 10