THE GREAT ESCAPE
May 19 – 21, 2016
The Great Escape (TGE) is a new music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 450 up and coming bands play in 35 Brighton venues, accessible on one wristband. It’s the first place to discover your new favorite band and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.
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 and make this weekend in Brighton one not to miss. www.greatescapefestival.com
AUSTRIAN ARTISTS AT THE GREAT ESCAPE
Thu 19th May, 7:00-7:30pm
In the past two years the Tyrolean Rock-Duo White Miles has toured Europe with Eagles Of Death Metal, Courtney Love, John Garcia and Truckfighters. Right in time for their upcoming headliner tour White Miles have signed a worldwide deal with Long Branch Records/SPV, releasing their new album “The Duel” in April in Europe and North America. “Huge Riffs and Rock Grooves, They’re Great!” KERRANG
Sat 21st May, 10:30-11:00pm
Labelled as two of Austria’s most forward thinking producers, the duo Mieux started out as a fun project dedicated to the tweaking of r’n’b and rap classics. Meanwhile Mieux’s music and impressive live shows have sky rocketed in a short period of time and are making waves far beyond Austrian borders. Their EP „Are You Happy“ received worldwide praise from Lefto, Gilles Peterson and many more.
Fri 20th May, 9:00-9:30pm
The sound of Vienna-based electronic-pop formation Leyya is foreign yet familiar. It is atmospheric and light, but also violent and impulsive. The experimental combination of vocal melancholy and electronic beats makes its softness sound edgy and lulls you into a comfort zone, only to push you out of it and into the vastness of the unpredictable. The creative duo of Sophie Lindinger and Marco Kleebauer released their debut album “Spanish Disco” in May 2015, with critics comparing their sophisticated, detailed and profound sound to Portishead’s “Dummy”.
Fri 20th May 2016, 9:00-9:30pm
Born & raised in Vienna and heavily influenced by UK bass culture, the 20-year-old Brighton-based producer Felic Nyajo aka salute will perform at TGE on Friday. Although he only started making music in 2012, Nyajo’s compositions have ranged from hip-hop beats to synth-led electronics that have showcased melodic, energetic and harsh elements to his production work. The blogosphere was set alight upon the release of the ‘Gold Rush’ EP, which showcased Nyajo’s ability to produce soulful melodies, while directly aiming for the dancefloor. ‘Gold Rush’s impact is hard to ignore and has found huge support from a swath of influential editorial sites including The Fader, HypeTrak, and Dummy.
AUSTRIAN COMPANIES AT THE GREAT ESCAPE
Spielboden Dornbirn | Rhythm & Clues 77 | Barracuda Music | Govinda Artist Services | Arcadia Live | ink music | Konvoi | Teenbeat Club | InTension Music | Austrian Music Export
Organizers of The Great Escape are offering delegate passes to the festival at a 10% discounted rate of £135. Click here for discount