To celebrate its highly anticipated return to the festival calendar and following a two-year hiatus, The Great Escape’s FIRST FIFTY live launch is back bigger and better than ever, with gigs across eight venues in East London, an online showcase, plus brand-new for 2021, a FIRST FIFTY show in The Great Escape’s hometown of Brighton. 

Taking place from 17-19 November 2021, the launch will showcase some of the world’s most exciting emerging acts ahead of their festival appearances next year.

Ticketmaster New Music will host stages at London’s Sebright Arms and Brighton’s Chalk

TGE will bring some heavy riffs and licks to the Sebright Arms with French post-punk band Unschooling and synth-punk rockers Powerplant on the line-up, alongside the lyrical Scottish singer songwriter Hamish Hawk.

The epic final night of TGE’s live launch celebrations will be at Chalk where TikTok superstar and powerful vocalist Sam Ryder is joined by rising teenage R&B soul talent Isabelle Brown and Brighton based singer songwriter HEIGHTS.

Tickets for each FIRST FIFTY gig start from £7 and are available to browse and purchase here.

The Great Escape 2022

The Great Escape, the festival for new music, will be kicking off the 2022 festival season, playing host to more than 450 up-and-coming artists and hotly tipped talent across 35+ walkable venues, alongside the music industry led TGE conference, from 12-14 May 2022 in Brighton, England.

Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £70 and are on sale here

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