The Great Escape announces indie singer-songwriter Faye Webster as the first artist performing one of the festival’s Spotlight shows at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall, while celebrated US-Indian star Sid Sriram will top the bill at the BBC Asian Network Stage.
A further 26 artists have also been revealed to complete the ‘First Fifty’, featuring some of the most promising emerging artists that will be gracing The Great Escape in 2024.
SPOTLIGHT – FAYE WEBSTER:
Access to the Spotlight shows will be via standalone tickets, available now via www.greatescapefestival.com.
BBC ASIAN NETWORK – SID SRIRAM:
The Great Escape has also shared the final 26 names to complete the line-up of the FIRST FIFTY artists performing at the festival – one of the hottest tip lists of the year for the industry’s freshest emerging talent.
Many of the artists will be performing in the FIRST FIFTY live launch this evening as The Great Escape hosts gigs across eight East London venues, showcasing these exciting artists ahead of their festival appearances in Brighton next year. Highlights including Babymorocco taking to the stage at Shacklewell Arms, Picture Parlour rocking The Victoria and Big Special gracing MOTH Club.
The acts announced include experimental four-piece Automotion, Canadian singer-songwriter Aysanabee, chugging Aussies Battlesnake, energetic punk band CARSICK, indie-pop Mancunians Corella, folk-electronic artist Eve Owen, New York indie-rocker Malice K, Spanish-American singer songwriter Victoria Canal, alt-pop singer Olivia Lunny, eclectic Worldbeat group Sirens Of Lesbos, indie-pop artist Zach Templar and more.
The FIRST FIFTY is completed by the addition of Bishopskin, Cosmorat, DARTZ, Ebbb, En Attendant Ana, ENOLA, Fiona-Lee, Food House, Rum Jungle, Sailor Honeymoon, SILA LUA, Ugly and YHWH Nailgun.
Synonymous with new music discovery and acting as a springboard for rising artists, The Great Escape is the festival for new music. Playing host to over 500 up-and-coming artists and hotly tipped talent across 35+ walkable venues, alongside the music industry-led TGE conference, the festival will kick off the 2024 festival season from 15 – 18th May 2024 in Brighton, England. Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £89.25 and are on sale here.
Finally, the festival has announced that AudioActive, the Brighton-based non-profit that creates social change through developing emerging music talent, has come on board as 2024’s charity partner while leading music school BIMM returns as the education partner.