NEWS: The Great Escape and TikTok announce Spotlight Show at Brighton's Concorde 2, 14 May 2022 and adds another 50+ artists to the festival
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NEWS: The Great Escape and TikTok announce Spotlight Show at Brighton’s Concorde 2, 14 May 2022 and adds another 50+ artists to the festival

The Great Escape will be kicking off the festival season by playing host to more than 500 up and coming artists and music-led conference across 35 walkable venues from 11th-14th May 2022 in Brighton, England.  In advance of the festival they have announced a Spotlight Show to showcase some of the exciting new talent who have had viral success on TikTok.  The event will also include DJ Just Yaz.  This will be held at Concorde 2, Brighton on 14 May and tickets are on sale now for £15 here.

Brighton-born ArrDee has exploded onto the UK scene with his unique flow, venting real, relatable issues wrapped up in his “cheeky chappy” sound. Having gone viral featuring on the remix of Tion Wayne and Russ Million’s ‘Body’, which elevated the track to become the UK’s first ever Drill No.1, he has made a habit of converting TikTok success into hits like the garage-influenced ‘Flowers (Say My Name)’ and the irrepressible ‘Oliver Twist’. Now with a swathe of UK Top 10 tracks to his name, it’s clear that the 19 year old has something special.

West London artist and dancer Dréya Mac is working to become one of the biggest names in rap, building on the success of a huge viral collaboration with FelixThe1st for ‘Own Brand Freestyle’, after her famous verse kicked off a worldwide dance challenge. Having graduated from the BRIT School (whose alumni include Adele and Amy Winehouse), she started her career as a dancer and choreographer, landing a role in the video for Stormzy’s seminal ‘Vossi Bop’ video. Turning her attention to music, with an EP and viral success under her belt already, her artistic talent and unique flow are leading her to great things in the world of UK rap.

Real life couple Piri & Tommy have hit upon a flourishing music partnership since meeting through social media, bubbling up in lockdown and starting to make music as a duo. Their vibrant brand of dance has connected with audiences, particularly on social media through TikTok. The platform became an unexpected source of success for them after their breakout hit ‘Soft Spot’ went viral, receiving a major label re-release, amassing more than 11 million hits on Spotify and bringing the duo to the attention of pop trailblazers such as PinkPantheress and Charli XCX.

Essex-born Cassyette is a flamboyant pop provocateur bringing a unique sound, sense of style and feminist sensibility to rock-influenced electro-pop. Having burst onto the scene, she has already made her mark over the last year, with a debut at Download’s pilot festival, where she gave her own performance and joined Frank & the Rattlesnakes for their headline set. Having provided support for Willow in London and now completed her first UK tour, she’s ready to take the scene by storm in 2022.

Alice Razack, Artists Partnership Manager at TikTok said:
“We’re excited to partner with The Great Escape for the very first time and bring such breakthrough new musical talent to our Spotlight shows. ArrDee, Dréya Mac, Piri & Tommy, Cassyette and DJ Just Yaz have built huge fanbases on TikTok through their music and video creations and we can’t wait to see them perform live in Brighton.”

Incredibly The Great Escape has also announced a further 50+ new artists for the festival.  After a two-year hiatus the festival is aiming for a bumper return on the south coast with now over 500 confirmed artists.  The latest additions include Warmduscher, Hope Tala, ShaSimone, Dead Sara, PVA, Nixer, The Bug Club and KUOKO.

For the full current line-up for The Great Escape please check here.

Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £75 and are on sale here.

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