With only days to go until The Great Escape 2016, details have just been released of their exciting Street Party event.
Bringing over 400 acts to venues across the city on Thurs 19 – Sat 21 May, TGE promises an incredible weekend of live music and emerging talent. Now the festival will also be making the streets of Brighton come alive with the best new music, with artists including MIAMIGO, Tom Prior and Just Waves performing across two new stages.
For the past ten years the Brighton community has welcomed thousands of up and coming artists to its’ music venues, and as a thank you and to kick start the next ten years ‘The Great Escape Street Party’ invites everyone from delegates to wristband holders to members of the public to revel in new music, marvel at street performers and sample some of the City’s finest food and drink.
The Brighton International Label Market will be relocating to the Street Party, bringing some of the industry’s hottest labels including; Clubhouse, Erased Tapes, Mr Bongo, Freshly Sqeezed, Tru Thoughts, Shogun Audio, Post Pop Records and At The Helm/ Hidden Trail. To accommodate the Street Party, Jubilee Street will be pedestrianised from Thursday – Saturday and New Road will be pedestrian-only on Thursday and Friday.
Jubilee Street’s The Pop-Up Stage will see an eclectic and diverse range of artists over Thursday and Friday, including Brighton’s sixty-piece indie choir The Jam Tarts, the New York Brass Brand, who will be bringing the sound of the Deep South to Brighton, London duo Xylaroo whose vibrant harmonies and soulful lyrics will capture audiences and gypsy folk and punk superstars Barbarella’s Bang Bang. Swing Patrol will be showing off their dance moves and giving free taster sessions too.
Amongst the line-up on the New Road Stage supported by Citadel Festival is alternative folk musician and local girl Ellie Ford. Joining her will be the euphoric sounds of Voodoo Love Orchestra, brit rock band The Dunwells and Sussex local Sam Wills.
The artists announced so far are:
THE NEW ROAD STAGE
COSMIC STRIP / ELLIE FORD / EMMI / JUST WAVES / KIM CHURCHILL / MIAMIGO / THE DUNWELLS / TOM PRIOR / SAM WILLS / SISKA (pictured) / VOODOO LOVE ORCHESTRA
THE POP UP STAGE
BARBARELLA’S BANG BANG / JAM TARTS CHOIR / NEW YORK BRASS BAND / OCTOBA / SCREAMIN’ MISS JACKSON AND THE SLAP YA’ MAMA BIG BAND / SWING PATROL / XYLAROO
The Great Escape music festival comes to venues (and streets) across Brighton & Hove on Thurs 19 – Sat 21 May, 2016.