The Great Escape Festival 2019

Thu May 9 2019 - Sat May 11 2019

10:00 AM

Various Venues, Brighton

City Centre Brighton BN1

£62.50 - £75.00

Ages 18+

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The Great Escape Festival 2019

Thursday 9th-Saturday 11th May 2019

Various venues across Brighton

Ages 18+

Event Terms & Conditions

Full Line-Up

The Great Escape Festival 2019

  • The Great Escape Festival

    The Great Escape Festival

    Alternative

  • AJ Tracey

    AJ Tracey

    Trap

  • Anna Calvi

    Anna Calvi

    Blues-Rock

  • Children of Zeus

    Children of Zeus

    Soul

  • Connie Constance

    Connie Constance

    Soul

  • Confidence Man

    Confidence Man

    Electronic Pop

  • Dead Posey

    Dead Posey

    Rock

  • Du Blonde

    Du Blonde

    Alternative

    Du Blonde may sound like a band, but in fact it is, and always has been, the work of just one person. Beth Jeans Houghton.

    Her new album Lung Bread For Daddy delves even deeper into self sufficiency, seeing Beth take the reigns on production, instrumentation, album artwork and direction of music videos. This project is entirely her own. “I know exactly what I want my record to sound like and apart from drums, I have the ability to play all the instruments, so I did” Houghton states.

    True to form, the first peak of the new album is the self directed video (Houghton has also made videos for Ezra Furman, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and LUMP) for lead single 'Buddy' which also stars a bathtub, 3 bottles of vegetable oil and 37 packets of spaghetti.

    Lung Bread For Daddy sees a meeting in which Beth’s previous two albums, 2015’s ‘Welcome Back To Milk’ and her debut ‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’, take a seat at the table and make amends. Veering wildly between proto-punk, psych rock and the wholesome song writing of the 1970’s, taking the listener on a journey through the landscape of her past. It is an honest and often uncomfortable look into the life of a person who’s experiences have been touched by a myriad of characters, homes across continents, periods of extreme loneliness, mental illness and a search for an understanding of personal identity. “My lyrics are always autobiographical. I have to be able identify with what I’m singing, and telling my story is therapeutic”.

    Houghton's insatiable thirst for creation on her own terms has seen her take charge of every aspect of Lung Bread For Daddy including the brutal self portrait that adorns the cover of this record. Painted from a photograph taken during one of her lowest points, the image depicts Beth devoid not only of makeup, but self worth and confidence. “I look tired and pretty much destroyed, which is a feeling I’ve known many times over; in the aftermath of relationships and that of making a record. Lyrically the album is very naked so I’m carrying on the nudity of my previous album covers, only this time it’s emotional instead of physical.”

  • Elder Island

    Elder Island

    Dance/Electronic

  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

    Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

    Hardcore Punk

  • girl in red

    girl in red

    Indie Pop

  • Greentea Peng

    Greentea Peng

    R&B

  • Indoor Pets

    Indoor Pets

    Indie Rock

  • Italia 90

    Italia 90

    Punk

  • JAYKAE

    JAYKAE

    Grime

  • Joy Crookes

    Joy Crookes

    Pop Vocal

  • Kara Marni

    Kara Marni

    Pop-Soul

    19-year-old Kara Marni has been infatuated with music for as long as she can remember. With her adolescent years being soundtracked by classic soul artists, it was on the school run while hearing her mum playing Minnie Riperton’s Loving You that her interest in music was fully realised. From that moment Marni spent hours listening to the track, hoping one day to mimic the iconic whistle register with which Riperton is synonymous with.

    Fast-forward to her teen years and she’s set up camp in a shed at the bottom of her garden. It was here that Marni nurtured her voice by attempting to imitate the likes of soul icons Roberta Flack and Anita Baker. This influence of soul icons alongside her appreciation for contemporary greats including Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill, has inspired her to develop her own incredible vocal talent.

    Self-described as “soul with a sprinkling of pop,” Marni has a voice beyond her years, with soaring, vocals and a distinct sound that sets her firmly in her own lane.

  • Little Simz

    Little Simz

    Hip-Hop/Rap

  • Maisie Peters

    Maisie Peters

    British Folk

    Born and still raised in the South Downs - or in her words: "an Enid Blyton village, with a Co-Op" - Maisie Peters has written music for as long as she can remember...and even felt bold enough to enter the Guardian's Short Story competition aged 9, with an admittedly terrible submission. It was this voracious appetite for fiction that first offered Maisie a window into alternate realities, in which making music professionally may also be reachable. From F Scott Fitzgerald and Donna Tartt came a love for sometimes bittersweet, sometimes bolshy storyteller-pop, with early influences on her music ranging from Carly Rae Jepson and Lorde to the strong female figures in Maisie's own life (her mother, her polar-opposite twin sister). 
    Currently exploring new sounds at a pace befitting a child of the Internet, Maisie Peters' early material tackle the changing outside world her generation must now navigate, whilst unknowingly offering a bright musical hope for its future. Meet British Pop's next Bright Young Thing. 

  • Mini Mansions

    Mini Mansions

    Indie Pop

  • Murkage Dave

    Murkage Dave

    R&B

    Leytonstone-born Murkage Dave’s debut album ‘Murkage Dave Changed My Life’ sees the singer returning home to East London to witness the changing landscape and gentrification. The experience inspired him to write a set of twelve “folk songs for the culture,” including existing singles ‘Put You On My Shoulders’, ‘You Always Ring Me When I’m Busy’ and ‘Magic Mission Deja Rinse’, as well as instant fan favourites ‘Keep Up The Bad Work’ and ‘Niggas Need Each Other’.
     
    Written and recorded this year between London, Paris and Berlin, Dave spent the Summer with the sole aim of crafting a timeless LP, holing up in the studio with executive producer Cores and a cast of talented friends including Manga Saint Hilare, Star Slinger, Massappeals, Louis Don Dada, Sam Wise and Scally, all of whom contributed to the impressive collection.
     
    As a singer and songwriter, Dave has crafted a versatile sound, rooted in a youth spent listening to garage and R&B, but also revealing formative years in Manchester absorbing The Smiths and Joy Division. It’s no surprise that his defiantly British sound is still attracting fans globally, and he’s collaborated with Mike Skinner, Jaykae, Skepta and French producer Hologram Lo, as well as reaching the ears of Pharrell Williams, Young Fathers, Iggy Pop and Beastie Boys member Mike D, all of which have supported the track on their radio shows.
     
    Having cut his teeth as a club promoter, Murkage Dave is no stranger to the importance of live music and its connection to fans in real life environments. His debut headline show at Sebright Arms sold out within 24 hours prior to the release of the album, and tickets for his subsequent UK headline tour went even faster - eventually having to upgrade his London show to accommodate the overwhelming demand. As a previous collaborator of Mike Skinner’s, with their legendary TONGA events, he joined The Streets on tour across the UK and Europe at the beginning of the year.
     
    ‘Murkage Dave Changed My Life’ follows a two year run sparked by ‘Car Bomb’, which stood out from his ‘D.A.V.E Pt.1’ EP and took on a life of its own. Dave spent the time creating whenever he could, collaborating with singer Scally on side-project HALFBROTHER and releasing tracks with the likes of Jaykae - for the Skepta-produced ‘Every Country’ which has racked up over 2 million streams - and French superstar Nekfeu - earning a triple-platinum plaque for his contribution to ‘Cyborg’.
     
    Since then Murkage Dave’s music has been supported at radio by the likes of Annie Mac, Toddla T, Jamz Supernova, DJ Target and MistaJam, as well as press coverage from Evening Standard, Guardian, HighSnobiety, Noisey, Mixmag, London In Stereo, Nation Of Billions, Trench Mag and more.
     
  • Pip Blom

    Pip Blom

    Indie Pop

    22-year-old Amsterdam-based Pip Blom started writing, recording and releasing her own indie-pop tunes with a twist in 2016. Early songs, which were simply uploaded to the internet, quickly amassed thousands and thousands of plays - prompting Pip to recruit a band and start playing them live. In stepped brother Tender Blom on backing vocals and guitar, Darek Mercks on bass and Gini Cameron on drums, with Pip herself fronting on guitar on vocals. Since, the band have played more than a hundred gigs, rising from small pubs to the european festival circuit with performances at Eurosonic Noorderslag and The Great Escape - as well as being asked by the likes of Surfer Blood, Franz Ferdinand and The Breeders to join them on their various European tours.

    The band’s energetic live show quickly pricked the ears of press and radio - with Vice’s music channel hailing Pip as ‘ready to join the ranks of 2018’s rising guitar acts', and BBC 6 Music A-listing recent singles ‘I Think I’m In Love’ and ‘Pussycat’. The station’s DJs Marc Riley hailed the former as ‘perfect pop’ with Gideon Coe branding it ‘excellent’ and, elsewhere, on the UK’s most popular music station BBC Radio One, Pip Blom performed a live session at Maida Vale for Huw Stephens. Not bad going for someone whose early ambitions were to write a few songs and upload them to the internet in case people wanted to hear them."

    Something special happened to Pip Blom at the tail end of last year. It was a busy twelve months that saw the release of her frenetic EP ‘Paycheck’, two A-Listed singles at 6 Music and support slots to the likes of The Breeders, Franz Ferdinand and Garbage. Capping that off, though, moments before stepping onstage at a sold out Lexington – the London stop-off on her debut UK headline tour – the band put pen to paper and signed to Heavenly Recordings.
  • Self Esteem

    Self Esteem

    Pop

  • Sports Team

    Sports Team

    Indie Rock

  • The Amazons

    The Amazons

    Indie Rock

  • The Beths

    The Beths

    Indie Pop

    New Zealand four-piece The Beths channel their longtime friendship into high-energy guitar pop with a smart lyrical bite. Guitarist, lead vocalist, and primary songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce attended high school together before meeting up with longtime mates bassist Benjamin Sinclair and drummer Ivan Luketina-Johnston at the University of Auckland, where all four studied jazz. After gigging together in a variety of configurations, the quartet came together for a project exploring the pop and rock sounds of their youth. Everything clicked, and The Beths were born.

    Their debut EP, 2016's Warm Blood, overflows with explosive guitar riffs and infectious indie-rock hooks. Produced by Pearce and featuring all four members on joyful vocal harmonies that recall the best ‘60s pop, tracks like ace lead single “Whatever” and impossibly catchy standout  “Idea/Intent” earned the all-killer, no-filler release rave reviews from the New Zealand music press.

    2018 promises to be a breakout year for The Beths. A beloved live act across Australia and New Zealand, the band will tour the U.S. and Europe as the Carpark re-release of Warm Blood gets audiences beyond the bottom of the Pacific Ocean hooked on their ebullient sounds. Their freshman album, Future Me Hates Me, also produced by Pearce, arrives later this year; fans of artists like Sleater-Kinney and Best Coast should remain on high alert for the first full-length from their new favorite band.

    Elizabeth Stokes - vocals, guitar 
    Jonathan Pearce - guitar, vocals 
    Benjamin Sinclair - bass, vocals 
    Ivan Luketina-Johnston - drums, vocals

  • Tourist

    Tourist

    Electronic Pop

  • Viagra Boys

    Viagra Boys

    Punk

  • Yves Tumor

    Yves Tumor

    Experimental Ambient

  • Zuzu

    Zuzu

    Indie Pop

    Following impressive live outings at ​The Great Escape​, ​Truck Festival​ and Tramlines​, ​Zuzu ​has today revealed her massive debut single ​“Get Off​”.

    The Liverpudlian newcomer - whose influences range from ​The Beatles through ​Bright Eyes​ to ​Pavement ​- blends crunching indie-rock guitars with her no-nonsense vocal work to create the brilliantly angsty hue, aligning with the likes of ​Courtney Barnett​, for whom she recently opened.

    Of the track Zuzu says: ​“Get Off” is about not taking any shit from people trying to control you. I guess the song came out of frustration of not being heard…”

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The Great Escape Festival 2019

Thu May 9 2019 10:00 AM - Sat May 11 2019

Various Venues, Brighton Brighton
The Great Escape Festival 2019

£62.50 - £75.00 Ages 18+

The Great Escape Festival 2019

Thursday 9th-Saturday 11th May 2019

Various venues across Brighton

Ages 18+

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