Festival Guides

Festival Guide: First Fifty

First Fifty is a brand new urban festival brought to you by the new music taste-makers behind The Great Escape. The line-up is made of the first fifty acts to be announced for The Great Escape 2017 (see what they’ve done there?) and takes place in some of East London’s coolest little venues between the 22nd to the 24th of November.

Where’s it happening?

Like we say, all your favourite East London haunts including Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, Old Blue Last, Kamio, The Courtyard Theatre and Zigfrid Von Underbelly.

Who’s playing?

Some pretty cool stuff and certainly some artists who will be all over your ears in the next 12 months. You can see the full line-up over on the First Fifty website but we’ve picked out 6 artists you should definitely try out for size. We like them so much we picked them to play on the TicketWeb stage at Kamio on Tuesday 22nd and the Old Blue Last on Wednesday November 23rd.

First Fifty & TicketWeb Presents @ Kamio 22/11/16

Plaitum – Electro-pop that’s bold, moody and very, very good. Read all about them here.


IDER – Two North London girls making super-cool pop music with killer harmonies. Read all about them here


James Hersey – The electronic singer who’s blowing up on Spotify. Read all about him here.


Poté (Live) – The St. Lucian-born, London-bred 22 year old DJ. Read all about him here


ShitKid – The one-woman alternative music project created and fronted by Swedish singer-songwriter Åsa Söderquist. Read all about her here


Gothic Tropic- Produce rockin’ indie pop with a nod to 70’s era female rock nobility. Read about the Los Angeles natives here


You don’t get booked for The Great Escape if you don’t have a bangin’ live set so you can be sure there’s going to be some skills on show. Tickets are only a fiver so it’s no surprise that some nights are already sold out. Check out the latest ticket info right now at www.ticketweb.co.uk/firstfifty.

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