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First Fifty acts announced for The Great Escape

East London will also host a very special series of live showcases in late November.

The first fifty acts have been announced for next year’s The Great Escape Festival, set to return to Brighton from the 9 – 11 May 2019.

To mark the occasion, East London venues will host a unique live launch. From the 27 – 29 November 2018, a large selection of the first fifty announced acts will play across six venues over three days, showcasing some of the world’s most exciting emerging music.

As part of the series of live shows, Ticketmaster New Music will be hosting an evening of music at London’s Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen – bringing three of the First Fifty to the stage on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Ticketmaster New Music, our curated space for the most exciting emerging live acts, will welcome Deptford nu jazz collective Steam Down, electrofunk trio Radiant Children, and the immeasurably promising London hip-hop and R&B infused star Tiana Major 9.

For tickets for the Ticketmaster New Music x The Great Escape FIRST FIFTY showcase, head to Ticketmaster.co.uk

 

Today’s full list of announced acts include Pip Blom, Jockstrap, Self Esteem, Connine Constance, Kara Marni, Kawala, SKYND and many more.

The Great Escape Festival runs from 9 – 11 May 2019 in Brighton, taking over 35 venues across the city, with tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.


The FIRST FIFTY showcase shows will take place from 27 – 29 November 2018 across six east London venues.

Here are those shows in full:

Tuesday 27 November 2018
Where: The Curtain LP Room
Who: Jvck James | Kara Marni | Wooze

Where: Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
Who: Kwengface | Blackwave | Ren

Where: The Old Blue Last
Who: Ed The Dog | Himalayas | Fuzzy Sun

Where: The Courtyard Theatre
Who: Kawala | Jeffe | Millie Turner

Where: The Macbeth
Who: Squid | Krush Puppies | Emerson Snowe

Where: Zigfrid Von Underbelly
Who: Casey Lowry | Emily Burns | Askiell

Wednesday 28 November 2018
Where: Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
Who: Mathilda Homer | Rebecca Garton | Bobbie Johnson

Where: The Old Blue Last
Who: Briet | JC Stewart | Shey Baba

Where: The Courtyard Theatre
Who: Indoor Pets | Zuzu | Lucia

Where: The Macbeth
Who: Duendita | Jockstrap | Walt Disco

Thursday 29 November 2018
Where: Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
Who: Steam Down | Radiant Children | Tiana Major 9

Where: The Old Blue Last
Who: SKYND | Sick Joy | Penelope Isles

Where: The Courtyard Theatre
Who: Connie Constance | Self Esteem | L Devine

Where: The Macbeth
Who: Fontaines DC | The Howl and the Huam | Chappaqua Wrestling

Where: Zigfrid Von Underbelly
Who: Sam Tompkins | Nia Wyn | Dayo Bello


The festival will also welcome Dboy, bea1991, Pip Blom, Crack Cloud and Juniore when it reaches Brighton next year. Many, many more artists from across the globe will be added to the multi-genre line-up in the coming months.

Tickets for the FIRST FIFTY showcase events, as listed above, are available here. Tickets for The Great Escape Festival are available here.

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