Hard Working Class Heroes festival has added a second round of international conference attendees for this year after their first list a few weeks ago. Coming to the festival to see some new Irish music are: Martin Hewett, On The Beach Ryan Leas, Stereogum Claire Southwick, Primitive Management MMF UK Erika Elliott, City Parks, SummerStage Andrea… Read more »

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

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With applications from over 400 artists closing last week, Hard Working Class Heroes festival has today unveiled its first round of industry delegates for its fifteenth edition this September. Among the names announced are: New Yorker music scribe John Seabrook; SXSW’s UK/Ireland programmer Casper Mills; The Great Escape head programmer Adam Ryan; Eurosonic team member Oskar… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2017

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The Great Escape, the new music industry-focused event in Brighton that takes place in May 19-21st has announced 100 bands of its 450 to play the festival. Additions include: Michael Kiwanuka, Inheaven, St Lucia, Songhoy Blues, Fatoumata Diawara, Blossoms, The Big Moon, Bleached (pictured), Iglooghost, Lady Leshurr, Band Of Skulls, Mabel (daughter of Neneh Cherry),… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2016

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Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival is still 6 months away but they’ve squeezed out an announcement of new artists to play the three-day festival in the seaside town from 19th – 21st May 2016. The first bands are: Oh Wonder, Shura and Mura Masa to play the first Spotlight Show at All Saints Church As… Read more »

Posted on December 2nd, 2015

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20,000 people absconded to the pleasing seaside town of Brighton, less than an hour from London this past weekend for the 10th year of The Great Escape Festival, the new music weekender where industry and the public alike are drawn to sets from 400 bands over three days, Brighton is a perfect-sized town for a… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2015

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The Great Escape has announced its last 150 bands (150) bands for the new music festival in Brighton from May 14th-16th to add to this list. Highlights include Ciaran Lavery, Empress Of, Float Fall, Gaz Coombes, Lion Babe, Klo, Landshapes, Mick Jenkins, The Academic, Skepta and Rhodes. A.O.S.O.O.N / Acid Arab / Ady Suleiman /… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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The Great Escape, the new music festival in Brighton has announced its first 150 bands its 10th anniversary from the 14th to 16th of May across 30+ venues. Bands include Alabama Shakes, SOAK, Girl Band, Jack Garratt, Laura Doggett, Real Lies, Tobias Jessie Jr, All Tvvins, Halos, Aquilo, Le Galaxie, Tei-Shi and more. Artists 1987… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2015

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Brighton’s The Great Escape festival has become one of the best markers for new music in the last few years and this year’s edition will feature 400 bands across a weekend from 8th-10th May across 35 venues. They’ve just announced the first 100 bands. Big names include Kelis supported by industry tip Ella Eyre but… Read more »

Posted on January 22nd, 2014

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