TGE 2017, May 18-20, Brighton, UK
The Great Escape (TGE) is a festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 450 up and coming bands play in 35 Brighton venues, which makes TGE the first place to discover new favorite bands and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages. Among the the first artists that will join the 2017 line up are Austro-American songwriter James Hersey, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Age Of L.U.N.A, Ray BLK, Cabbage, Goat Girl, Yonaka, Gurr, Indigo Husk, Sophie Hunger and many more. In the last years, Austrian bands such as Leyya, Salute, Mieux, Bulbul, Mile Me Deaf and more played successful showcases in Brighton.
TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. TGE runs a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance. The Alternative Escape, the Brighton Dome Shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations all add to the festivities. Read more: www.greatescapefestival.com
AUSTRIAN ARTISTS AT TGE17
JAMES HERSEY has a talent for songs that will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever experienced heightened emotions, i.e. everyone. Happy to explore musical genres, utilizing his grounding in folk, pop, and rock from a young age, his songs work in different musical contexts because at the core of them lies classic songwriting.
MOLLY was founded on a cold foggy November afternoon in 2014 in a little basement amidst the Alps – and so they sound. Their dreamy airiness not only captures the Zeitgeist but also brings something utterly new and unique to the table.
HEARTS HEARTS create beautiful, elegiac songs which live at the intersection of contemporary and classical electronic and pop music. Anchored by Österle’s voice and as likely to evoke Sigur Ros as Flying Lotus, their debut album Young is an album about experimentation and observation – literate, sophisticated, but vulnerable and warm. “Certainly one of the most arresting debuts in recent years.” Drowned in Sound (UK)
The organizers of The Great Escape are offering delegate passes to next year’s festival (10% off the current rate) for Austrian professionals. Click here for discount.