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First Central and Eastern European border breakers announced

Eurosonic Noorderslag and co-organisers Sziget Festival and Exit Festival have announced the first results of the new Central and Eastern European Talent Exchange Programme (CEETEP) – a sub-programme of ETEP, the European Talent Exchange Program which helps acts perform across borders in Europe, particularly at Festivals.  The announcement at a press conference at The Sziget Festival with Fruzsina Szep (Sziget Festival), Ivan Milivojev from Exit Festival and Peter Smidt from Eurosonic Noorderslag, said that 24 confirmed shows by 16 European artists from 9 different countries had been confirmed, headed up by Grimus (Romania, 3 shows), Instrumenti (Latvia, 3 shows), Kerekes Band (Hungary, 2 shows) Monika Brodka (Poland, 2 shows) and Pipes & Pints (Czech Republic, 2 shows). The 3 CEE acts with the most bookings at the 13 CEETEP festivals will receive an invitation to play at Eurosonic Noorderslag. CEETEP Festivals also include Coke Live Music Festival (Poland), Podoha (Slovakia), Rock For People (Czechia), Taksirat (Macedonia), B’estfest  (Romania), Heineken Open’er Festival (Poland), the Positivus Festival (Latvia) and Spirit Of Burgas (Bulgaria).