PREVIEW: The Great Escape Festival @ Brighton, 09/05/19-11/05/19

The Verse’s Autumn Micketti previews the Great Escape Festival happening on Thursday 9th May to Saturday 11th May 2019. 

Feeling bored listening to the same artists over and over again? Want to discover a new sound? The Great Escape festival is here to help! TGE is the festival for new music, spotlighting 500 up-and-coming artists from around the globe in 30+ walkable venues across Brighton. Discover your new favourite artist in this intimate setting before they set off to headline major festival stages. TGE also plays hosts to many individuals from the music industry who are searching for the next big thing. There will be conventions run alongside the gigs featuring educational panels, keynote speeches, topical debates, and multiple opportunities for networking.

No matter what kind of genre floats your boat, from acoustic to grime TGE has it all. While attending the festivities you’ll meet artists from Taiwan, Brazil, and New Zealand, to name a few, as well as local musicians. TGE boasts over 100 artists this year, all with their own unique spin on what music is and can be. The 2019 spotlight shows will include artists like Lewis Capaldi, Kara Marni, and Easy Life.

The festival will be running from Thursday, May 9th to Saturday, May 11th. Settle down on the beach front with some friends or explore the music spilling out of the town centre. The Great Escape is an event you will not want to miss!

Tickets are on sale on their website:


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