A record 17 Scottish acts have been selected to perform at music industry gathering event, The Great Escape Festival, which takes place in Brighton from 11th to the 14th May. The diverse range of artists features emerging talent from a wide variety of genres 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 12 to 5pm on Thursday 12th May and Friday 13th May. The first day features Blair Davie, MEMES, Taahliah, Kathryn Joseph and BBC Introducing act of the year, BEMZ. Day two’s line-up features Retro Video Club, Medicine Cabinet, Dead Pony, Alex Amor and Hamish Hawk. In addition, Gallus, Bonnie Kemplay, Kapil Seshasayee, Swim School, Tamzene, Vlure and Voodoos are all set to play the festival.
Moreover, 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. The reception is taking place at the Old Ship Hotel, from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm on Thursday 12th May.
Creative Scotland’s Music Officer Jamie Houston said:
“Scotland’s dynamic music scene is brimming with talent across every genre. The Scottish Showcase at The Great Escape presents a vital opportunity for a snap shot of these musicians to showcase their talents at the UK’s largest gathering of music industry, and make the all-important connections enabling them to take the next step in their career. We are particularly proud to support such a strong line-up this year, reflecting the diversity of exciting acts that continue to push boundaries in Scotland and across the world. TGE is among a range of the high profile events where Scotland’s music will have a presence delivered by Wide Days, supported by Creative Scotland.”
Find out more about the Scottish showcase acts at: www.widedays.com/tge-2022
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