FESTIVAL NEWS: The Great Escape Announces FIRST FIFTY Live Shows For 2023

The Great Escape will be heading to venues across Brighton between 10th and 13th May 2023. Providing the live launch for new year’s festival is the announcement FIRST FIFTY line-up and live shows in London.

Taking place across eight East London venues on 15th November 2022, the showcases will give attendees a taste of the upcoming acts before they hit the main festival stages next year. 

On the night, LICKS Magazine at Hackney Social will see Redolent, LUCI and Girls Of The Internet taking to the stage. At Moth Club, DIY will be hosting The Dinner Party, She’s In Parties and Nell Mescal. In Hackney based venue Oslo, Ticketmaster New Music are set to showcase The Heavy Heavy, Artemas and Melin Melyn with another partnership show at Folklore with Áine Deane, Sarah Kinsleyand San Soucis.

Over at Sebright Arms, Notion are bringing along Grove, Jessica Winter, Mickey Callisto and MEYY. Paper Dress Vintage will be the home for BBC Introducing’s showcase with Seraphina Simone, Bambie Thug and Shelf Lives. Dork Magazine are taking over The Shacklewell Arms with Joey Valence & Brae, LIP CRITIC and Deyaz and finally Upset will be at The Victoria in Dalston with Witch Fever, Lozeak and Alienblaze.

Tickets for the FIRST FIFTY shows can be purchased from HERE.

Next year’s Lead Country Partner has been announced as Italy and will see two special Italian showcases held during the festival, highlighting the best upcoming Italian artists organised by the Italia Music Export office.

We’re really happy and excited to have Italy as the lead country at The Great Escape 2023. We’ve been working on exporting Italian music since 2018 and have already achieved great exposure for our artists. We’ve been experiencing a renewed interest in our music scene (perhaps this has something to do with Måneskin becoming world famous, I suppose!) so we hope TGE23 will be a great occasion for British music professionals to discover some up-and-coming artists from Italy,” comments Nur Al Habash of Italia Music Export.

As part of The Great Escape, their annual conference will also be taking place at Jury’s Inn in Brighton. The three-day event will focus on Music + Education on 10th May, Music + Deals on 11th May and Music + The Creator Economy on 12th May. Find out more about the festival and purchase your tickets HERE.

You don't need to know who I am, I am simply news....