NEWS:  Scotland at The Great Escape Showcase Line-up Announced
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NEWS: Scotland at The Great Escape Showcase Line-up Announced

A record seventeen Scottish acts have been selected to perform at The Great Escape Festival, Brighton from 11-14 May.  The diverse range of artists features a cross section of emerging talent including hip-hop, post-punk, soul, dream pop and techno-infused electronic pop.  The festival includes two afternoons of acts under the banner Scotland At The Great Escape, which is supported by Creative Scotland and takes places in the One Church venue from midday-17.00 on Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May.

The first day features Blair Davie, MEMES, Taahliah, Kathryn Joseph and BBC Introducing act of the year, BEMZ.

Day two’s line up comprises Retro Video Club, Medicine Cabinet, Dead Pony, Alex Amor and Hamish Hawk.

In addition to the artists playing the Scotland at The Great Escape showcases, Gallus, Bonnie Kemplay, Kapil Seshasayee, Swim School, Tamzene, Vlure and Voodoos are all set to play the festival.

In addition, a special reception hosted by Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, in partnership with Creative Scotland, provides an opportunity for artists and music professionals to meet their international peers..  Taking place at the Old Ship Hotel, from 17.30-19.30 on Thursday 12 May, it attracted over 500 registrations from conference attendees and musicians from 31 countries at the last in-person edition of the Brighton event in 2019.
Wide Days CIC Director Michael Lambert said:
“The Great Escape is a key fixture in the international industry calendar, and we are delighted to see so many diverse acts from Scotland showcasing next month. Over the past few years, we have hosted one of the busiest receptions at the festival, connecting our artists and industry with the rest of the world to help further their careers. We very much look forward to inviting our international friends back to the Old Ship Hotel for some deep-fried snacks and great music from Scotland!”

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