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Review: The Great Escape 2019

The Great Escape Festival took over Brighton last weekend for three jam-packed days of new music, industry networking and a whole load of shenanigans. Riding the rollercoaster that is The Great Escape takes a lot of stamina – and you might even vomit at the end.

Think of The Great Escape like a weekend in Santa Monica, but different. The rain poured early on Thursday morning, which obviously didn’t stop the party, as music industry delegates dashed between happy hours, tiny venues and invite-only brunches.

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The Great Escape Festival 2019 ones to watch

Hard to believe it’s almost that time of year again; in just over two weeks the music industry will descend on Brighton to discover the best new live acts from the UK and overseas.

Bands that have played the Great Escape in the past include Adele, Alt J, The 1975, Stormzy, Ellie Goulding, Bon Iver, Bombay Bicycle Club, and many more.

Below is a list of the biggest genre-bending trailblazers you should be lining up to see at The Great Escape Festival 2019.

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Review: The Great Escape Festival 2018

For music industry professionals, the annual trip to Brighton for three days of drinking, schmoozing and live music feels a lot like Christmas. With no Glastonbury this year and a sunny forecast, it seems everyone was ‘OOO’ for The Great Escape Festival.

Stepping off the train, Brighton’s sea breeze instantly lifts your spirits. The colourful city comes to life in the sunshine as crowds of delegates and media flock towards Jubilee Square. After breezing through accreditation and dropping our bags at a quirky Airbnb, we head straight to the end of the pier where Scottish punk band LUCIA are serving up a frantic set, with a punchy attitude.

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