23 acts from Ireland performing at The Great Escape this week
We’re on our way to Brighton for The Great Escape! The annual showcase festival kicks off on Thursday (May 9th) and 23 acts from across Ireland will perform 40 shows throughout the 3-day music festival. 21 acts will perform at The Great Escape with a further 2 acts from Ireland showcasing at The Alternative Escape. Music From Ireland, the Irish music export office run by First Music Contactin partnership with Culture Ireland, will be on the ground in Brighton supporting all the Irish artists, as well as hosting a showcase and networking brunch on Thursday. FMC and MFI director, Angela Dorgan, is available to meet with any industry interested in hearing more about Ireland at TGE 19.
On Thursday, you’ll find us in Kooks for the Music From Ireland Networking Brunch from 10.30am to 11.30am. Then from 12pm, we’re showcasing five incredible artists in The PrinceAlbert that reflect the diversity of the Irish music scene. The always compelling folk singer-songwriter, Lisa O’Neill, will kick it all off at 12pm. At 1pm, it’s hip-hop duo Tebi Rex, followed by shoegaze industrial noise five-piece Just Mustard at 2pm. Rising rock and roll quartet,Inhaler, will take to the stage at 3pm ahead of one of the most talked about Irish post-punk bands of 2019, The Murder Capital, at 4pm.
“The UK is our nearest neighbour and a lot of Irish artists kick off their international careers there so we are delighted to be returning to The Great Escape for our 10th year with our largest line up to date. The Great Escape booking team are in Ireland every year for HWCH (now Ireland Music Week ) so it is no surprise the Irish lineup there is as varied as our own event. With the best of pop, indie, hip-hop and songwriting from our emerging talent, we are looking forward to bigger crowds than ever and a lot of business being done between our two close countries.” – Angela Dorgan (FMC and MFI director).
The Great Escape is one of eleven international showcase festivals that Music From Ireland will participate in this year. Artists are funded, showcased and promoted at each event with the objective of building further international opportunities for the artists. With the support of Culture Ireland, Music From Ireland will fund 18 of the 23 Irish artists to travel to The Great Escape this week. Bitch Falcon, Just Mustard, Kojaque, Lisa O’Neill, Talos, Vulpynes, Biig Piig, Tebi Rex, The Murder Capital, Classic Yellow, The Wood Burning Savages, whenyoung, Kitt Philippa, RuthAnne, Inhaler, Wild Youth, Joshua Burnside and Clara McHugh will all go to Brighton with the support of Music From Ireland and Culture Ireland.