Yard Act Are Most Booked Festival Act This Summer

With the summer festival season fully underway, the ESNS Exchange results provide an overview of the most promising European emerging acts of the moment. ESNS Exchange, the European talent exchange programme, is also very happy to welcome a new festival to its roster of partner festivals as Flow festival joins the programme. The festival in Helsinki, Finland is about to take place from 12 – 14 August, find out more at

ESNS Exchange Results

The British minimalist rock group Yard Act seems to be a favourite amongst the bookers of European festivals. The four-piece has no less than eleven bookings by ESNS Exchange festivals to its name. Alyona Alyona, Priya Ragu, and Wet Leg are close runner-ups all with 8 shows at ESNS Exchange partner festivals. Here is a top 10 of the most booked acts and a top 10 of the most booked acts per country;

ESNS Exchange Artist Chart
11 – Yard Act (GB)
8 – Alyona Alyona (UA)
8 – Priya Ragu (CH)
8 – Wet Leg (GB)
7 – CMAT (IE)
6 – Enola Gay (IE)
6 – Holly Humberstone (GB)
6 – Mesterem Mees – (BE)
6 – Mimi Webb (GB)
6 – Mezerg (FR)

ESNS Exchange By Country Chart 
11 – Yard Act (GB)
8 – Alyona Alyona (UA)
8 – Priya Ragu (CH)
6 – CMAT (IE)
6 – Meskerem Mees (BE)
6 – Mezerg (FR)
5 – Joe & The Shitboys (FO)
5 – Altin Gün (NL)
5 – Friedberg (AT)
3 – Daði Freyr (IS)

Find a full overview of the results of ESNS Exchange 2022 at

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