With less than a month until The Great Escape 2019 kicks off, time is running out to join myself and get your passes for the award winning festival in Brighton.
After previous years of success, the beach venue will be back to enjoy Brighton’s sea front with a great line up of incredible performances.
The Great Escape 2019, the festival for new music, will be kicking off the festival season in Brighton by playing host to over 450 up and coming artists and a music-led conference across 35 walkable venues from 8-11 May 2019 in my hometown Brighton. Tickets start from £75 and are on sale here, with tickets to The Late Escape on sale starting from £8.
The Great Escape have announced their full schedule,with an extra 100+ more acts to play this year’s internationally renowned festival. I am super excited to see British rapper and record producer AJ Tracey whose recent album was released February this year and is performing at numerous festivals this summer
Mancunian rapper Aitch is another must see, he’s the new kid on the block, taking the UK music scene by storm. His first music video received attention from major artist, such as grime legend Stormzy.
Another on my list to must see is upcoming soul singer, songwriter Amahla who performs her vintage inspired old soul music. Due to Amhala’s outstanding female songwriting talent, she was awarded the PRS Lynsey De Paul prize. She is a must to see.
The Great Escape Festival will again feature a beach side arena to the side of the Palace Pier which has three stages and it’s own bars, pop up performance spaces and food stalls.
An estimated 3,500 music industry visitors will take part in The Great Escape Convention – a series of talks and networking events including O2 Presents: DIY Academy, which takes place on Saturday 11 May, featuring the massively successful YouTuber, author and influencer Alfie Deyes, who will present a special fireside chat with Sony Music’s Cassandra Gracey.
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Line up announced so far………
GRIME / RAP / HIP-HOP
ABAKOS | AMARIA | BADGIRL$ | BERWYN DU BOIS | BIG HEATH | BIG ZUU | EMIKO | GIGI LO | HAVIAH MIGHTY | IZZIE GIBBS | JUST BANCO | KAMAKAZE | LAVA LA RUE | MASTER PEACE | REALZ | SHAWGZ & ASHA JANE
Breaking hip-hop artists are added to The Great Escape line-up which include eerie electro hip-hop pioneers ABAKOS, London’s passionately styled Big Zuu, Manchester’s indie-trap hero Badgirl$, + many more.
R&B / SOUL
CONDUCTA | ERIKA DE CASIER | JNR WILIIAMS | KADEEM TYRELL | KIANA LEDE | L U C Y | NECKTR | NINE8 COLLECTIVE | PENGSHUI | RUTHANNE | SHAÉ UNIVERSE
This year’s festival welcomes R&B newcomers such as gospel superstar JNR Williams, deep-London supergroup NiNE8 Collective, rising star RuthAnne, + many more.
POP / DANCE
ANDRRA | BABII | BIRTHDAY CARD | CHAOUCHE | DECLAN J DONOVAN | EÄDYTH | GREAT DAD | HOCKEYSMITH | JACK VALLIER | JAMES GILLESPIE | LE SUPERHOMARD | LORENZO SENNI | MIND OF A DRAGON | MOUNT KIMBIE (DJ SET) | NEIKED | OBJECT BLUE | OLIVER TREE | OTEO | PATAWAWA | PEGGY SUE | PLOY | PREP | ROE | SEAZOO | SHARDA | SWIMMING GIRLS | THYLA | TIWAYO | VALERAS | WUH OH
The emerging pop additions to the line-up include stripped back sweetheart Declan J Donovan, tongue’n’cheek electro-pop producer Oliver Tree, guitar pop aficionados Swimming Girls+ many more.
ALT / INDIE
ALLUSINLOVE | BENEDICT BENJAMIN | BLACK HONEY | BROKEN HANDS | CLARA MCHUGH | CORELLA | COUSIN TONY’S BRAND NEW FIREBIRD | ELLA VOS | ELLIE FORD | FAYE WEBSTER | HALFNOISE | I SEE RIVERS | INHALER | JOSHUA BURNSIDE | JOSIAH & THE BONNEVILLES | KROY | LOLA YOUNG | LXANDRA | MAE MULLER | MAX RAD | MUSH | PUMAROSA | RALPH TV | ROSIE LOWE | THE VISUAL | THORSTEINN EINARSSON | WARHOLA | WILD YOUTH
The Great Escape plays hosts to breakout indie anthem makers such as country-esque wunderkinds Josiah & The Bonnevilles, the female fronted melancholy Black Honey,ambient movers RALPH TV, off-pop outfits Half Noise, laid back indie idols Inhaler + more.
PUNK / ROCK / METAL
FALSE ADVERSTISING | GARDEN CENTRE | HEAVY RAPIDS | HELLO YELLO | HOTEL LUX | J.S. ONDARA | JAMES SMITH | JOHNNY MAFIA | JORDAN PRINCE | KIM LOGAN | KING NUN | MELT DOWNER | PINKY PINKY | RHONDA | RUBY FIELDS | SKINNY LIVING | YAK