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Brighton, UK | May 17, 2018 - May 19, 2018

“The Great Escape is Europe’s leading festival for new music and new music business with over 3,000 industry delegates and 15,000 festival goers descending on the city of Brighton in May. Emerging Australian artists are some of the most anticipated throughout the entire festival, as our The Aussie BBQ and Sound Gallery showcases, who have previously featured artists such as Courtney Barnett, The Dune Rats, Jeremy Neale, The Creases, The Trouble With Templeton, Jagwar Ma, and Deep Sea Arcade.” Kevin Moore, Event Executive

The Great Escape Festival has established itself as the leading event in the United Kingdom for showcasing new music and in 2018 SOUNDS AUSTRALIA will once again host a series of all-Australian line-ups. The Festival, which introduces 15,000 music lovers to some of the most exciting emerging artists from around the world, is held annually in Brighton, this year running across three days, from the 17th to the 19th of May. Twenty-six Australian artists will be showcasing at The Great Escape in 2018.

On Thursday 17th May, Sound Gallery returns to Komedia in Brighton, with Australian artists playing on both the Upstairs and Downstairs stages. On Saturday 19th May, THE AUSSIE BBQ will move to The Beach, a brand-new festival site right on Brighton Beach consisting of two venues as well as bars, food stalls, hang out areas and performance pop-up spaces. Starting at midday, Australian artists will perform on the Beach House and Dr. Martens stages.

In addition to The Great Escape, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA will host THE AUSSIE BBQ LONDON at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on Sunday 20th May, offering yet another opportunity for Australian artists to showcase their music on an international stage and fast-track their success globally. Tickets are £10.00 and available for purchase from Ticketweb.

Australian artists who have played The Great Escape include Angus & Julia Stone, Bag Raiders, City Calm Down, Confidence Man, Courtney Barnett, Cub Sport, DMA’S, Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays, Emma Louise, Gang Of Youths, George Maple, Gordi, Gurrumul, Hermitude, The Jezabels, Julia Jacklin, Lisa Mitchell, Methyl Ethel, Middle Kids, Nick Murphy, Pond, The Rubens, Tkay Maidza, Sampa The Great, Sarah Blasko, Vallis Alps and Violent Soho.

Alex the Astronaut
Alexander Biggs
All Our Exes Live in Texas
Amyl and the Sniffers
City Calm Down
Didirri
Ecca Vandal
Eves Karydas
Haiku Hands
Hatchie
Hockey Dad
Hollow Coves
Jack River
Mansionair
Manu Crooks
Odette
Riley Pearce
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
RVG
Skegss
Stella Donnelly
Teischa
The Faim
The Kite String Tangle
The Teskey Brothers

Ainslie Wills
Alex Cameron
Betty Who
Confidence Man
Dean Lewis
George Maple
Geowulf
Gold Class
Gordi
Jack Ladder
Lisa Mitchell
Middle Kids
Olympia
Parcels
Sampa The Great
Sarah Belkner
The Goon Sax
Tired Lion

Banff
Boo Seeka
Chiara Hunter
City Calm Down
Cloves
DRELLER
Gang Of Youths
Gordi
Grenadiers
Julia Jacklin
Kim Churchill
Methyl Ethel
Skies SA
Slum Sociable
The Rubens
Vallis Alps
William Singe

Bad//Dreems
Banoffee
DMA’s
Flyying Colours
Fraser A Gorman
Hein Cooper
Holy Holy
KLO
Little May
Millions
Pierce Brothers
Remi
SAFIA
Saskwatch
The Coopers
Tkay Maidza
Tora
Twerps
Jesse Davidson

Calling All Cars
Courtney Barnett
Dune Rats
Ginger and the Ghost
Hermitude
Jeremy Neale
Kate Miller-Heidke
Kirrin J Callinan
Luke Howard
Money For Rope
Safia
Scott and Charlene’s Wedding
Scraps
Sheppard
Sticky Fingers
Stonefield
The Creases
The Delta Riggs
The John Steel Singers
The Trouble With Templeton
Thief
Tigertown

Caitlin Park
Cub Scouts / Cub Sports
Deep Sea Arcade
DUNE
Echo and the Empress
Fletcher
Gabriella Cilmi
Glass Towers
Hungry Kids Of Hungary
Jackie Onassis
Jagwar Ma
Josef Salvat
Made in Japan
Neighbourhood Youth
Phebe Starr
Snakadaktal
The Beards
The Griswolds
The Upskirts
Velociraptor

[ME]
Ben Salter
Chet Faker
DZ Deathrays
Emma Louise
Last Dinosaurs
Oliver Tank
Pond
Red Ink
Step-Panther
The Killgirls
The Temper Trap
Young Magic

All Mankind
Bag Raiders
Cloud Control
Dan Parsons
Deep Sea Arcade
DZ Deathrays
Little Red
Luluc
Miami Horror / Miami Horror DJs
Our Mountain
PVT
Seekae
The Holidays
The Jezabels
The Touch

Angus & Julia Stone
Art Vs Science
Birds Of Tokyo
Blackchords
Bluejuice
Bridezilla
Dappled Cities
Eskimo Joe
Hungry Kids Of Hungary
Larissa McKay
Paul Dempsey
Philadelphia Grand Jury
Sarah Blasko
teenagersintokyo
Violent Soho

British India
Cloud Control
Gurrumul
I Heart Hiroshima
Los Valentinos
The John Steel Singers
The Shiny Brights
The Temper Trap
Yves Klein Blue

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