Festival Guides

10 Artists We’re Looking Forward To Seeing At The Great Escape 2016

The Great Escape starts tomorrow! We’ve gone through the schedule and picked ten unmissable acts (that aren’t playing our showcase, they’re all brilliant and you should go see them too) that you should watch at year’s festival.


Who are they? Glasgow pop prodigy who inked a deal with Columbia Records earlier this year.
Where/when are they playing? Thursday 8.00pm-8.30pm @ The Arch, Sat 2.30pm-3.00pm @ Wagner Hall and Sat 10.30pm – 11.00pm @ Wagner Hall.

Spring King

Who are they? Mancunian rockers who are heavily endorsed by Zane Lowe. The DJ launched his new Apple Music Beats1 station with the band’s tune “City”.
Where/when are they playing?  Thursday 9.30pm-10.00pm @ Patterns.

Elle Exxe

Who are they? Upcoming Edinburgh based pop star in-the-making, Elle Exxe is an artist we’re very excited about!
Where/when are they playing? Friday 7.15pm-7.45pm @ Concorde 2.

Holly Macve

Who are they? Bella Union signed singer-songwriter whose voice needs to be heard to be believed. Trust us, she’s going places.
Where/when are they playing? Saturday 2.15pm-2.45pm @ Komedia Studio Bar & Sat 6.45pm-7.15pm @ Sallis Benney Theatre.


Who are they? MOBO nominated South London rapper Yungen is making serious waves. “Comfy” is a smash.
Where/when are they playing? Friday 8.30-9.00pm @ Shooshh

St. Lucia

Who are they?  The Big Apple’s St. Lucia write and produce some of the most exciting pop music around right now. We caught them at SXSW and they were excellent.
Where/when are they playing? Saturday 11.00pm-11.45pm @ Coalition

Boy Jumps Ship

Who are they? The North East rockers have just finished a triumph headlining tour, including a packed out London show at The Barfly. Daniel P Carter is a fan and you should be too!
Where/when are they playing? Saturday 3.30pm-4.00pm @ Komedia

Trevor Sensor

Who are they?  Singer-songwriter from Illinois whose debut EP ‘Texas Girls and Jesus Christ” is absolutely superb.
Where/when are they playing? Friday 10.30pm-11.00pm @ Unitarian Church


Who are they? TGE will be a hometown show for TIGERCUUB! The Brighton 3 piece make A LOT of noise. Get down to their show early, it’s sure to be very busy!
Where/when are they playing? Thursday 8.30pm-9.00pm @ The Hope & Ruin


Who are they? If Father John Misty just started his own psychedelic-slacker garage-band, it would probably sound like Tempesst.
Where/when are they playing? Thursday 9.30pm-10.00pm @ Queens Hotel

See the whole schedule at www.greatescapefestival.com/ 

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