The Great Escape 2019 – First Names & Delegate Discount

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. TGE19 will take place from May 9-11, 2019 in Brighton, UK.

Among the the first artists that will join the 2019 line up are Anna Calvi, Blackwave., EUT, Little Simz, Rich Aucoin, Whispering Sons and many more. From Austria, 5K HD and Petrol Girls are announced for the festival, with more artists to follow. The “Austrian Heartbeats Matinee Showcase” will again take place at The Prince Albert (48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton) on Friday, May 10, 12-04pm.

Delegate Discount for Austrian music industry professionals
Austrian Music Export and the organizers of The Great Escape are offering delegate passes to the 2019 festival edition at a discounted rate for Austrian professionals. Get in touch with us for your TGE19 ticket discount!


Austrian artists will perform throughout The Great Escape festival. Those who want to get a taste of Austria in one quick stop can join us for the Austrian Heartbeats Matinee on Friday, May 10th. Full line-up & schedule to be announced in a couple of weeks.


The genuinely fresh and colourful Austrian avant-garde supergroup 5K HD plays with partly acoustic, partly electronic sounds and without ever losing sight of a pop sensibility moves fluently through jazz, dubstep, breakbeats, funk and even into a prog rock escalation. Their singer Mira Lu Kovacs is regarded as one of the most expressive voices in the scene. 5K HD released their debut “And To In A” to international critical acclaim, followed by lauded performances and sold out shows all over Europe.

Petrol Girls

Petrol Girls are a feminist post-hardcore punk band, originally formed in London, with members from Austria, Lithuania and the UK. Now based all over the place and touring incessantly, the band are strong advocates of freedom of movement, anti capitalism and intersectional feminism. Rooted in a DIY music community that has always combined politics with punk rock, Petrol Girls are part of a counter culture challenging mainstream values like nationalism and the gender binary. They have a diverse range of influences and have supported bands such as The Dead Kennedys, Propagandhi, RVIVR, War on Women and Refused.

In the last years, Austrian acts such as James Hersey, Leyya, Cari Cari, Mavi Phoenix, AVEC, 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. This year, Australia will be TGE´s lead international partner and the festival will be highlighting the Australian music industry and new talents throughout the program. The Alternative Escape, the Brighton Dome Shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations all add to the festivities.