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Brighton, UK | May 09, 2019 - May 11, 2019

“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

Australia will be the lead country at The Great Escape 2019 in Brighton, bolstering the presence of the Australian showcasing artists and industry while celebrating a 10 year partnership with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA.

In May (9th – 11th) SOUNDS AUSTRALIA will be working closely with The Great Escape to produce a range of events that will see Australian talent front and centre at the UK’s premier showcasing event. SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s flagship showcase THE AUSSIE BBQ will return to Brighton Beach as will SOUND GALLERY at KOMEDIA.

“The Great Escape has been working with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA for the past 10 years and this year we are taking our longstanding and valued partnership one step further again and celebrating Australia as our lead international partner for 2019. Year on year we have been gifted with the very best musical talent coming from a country so rich, vibrant and diverse of a culture. We are very much looking forward to another year of incredible Aussie talent joining us in Brighton and help push the development of Australian artists into the UK market and our international delegates.”
Lyndsey Boggis, General Manager The Great Escape

Complementing the showcasing activity, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s Luncheon will once again take place in partnership with the Australian High Commission in London. An event that has seen significant and tangible outcomes for Australian industry and artists at The Great Escape, it serves as an invaluable foundation for the suite of showcasing events that follow.

“We are thrilled to be heading to Brighton this May as lead country, as we celebrate SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s 10th Year of Exporting Australian Music to the UK. We cherish our partnership with The Great Escape team and recognise the incredible impact the festival has had for countless Australian artists and music businesses in the last decade. Year upon year The Great Escape has been the vehicle from which Australian artists have secured deals, garnered media attention and converted new audiences and we believe the Australian focus in 2019 will continue to deliver these career-building outcomes.”
Millie Millgate, Executive Producer SOUNDS AUSTRALIA

The celebrations are kicking off early, with Australian artists Emerson Snowe, JEFFE and SKYND featuring in The Great Escape’s FIRST FIFTY series of shows taking place across London this week, and an official launch being held at Australia House in London in April.

THE GREAT ESCAPE 2019 SHOWCASES

THURSDAY MAY 9
SOUND GALLERY
Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street Brighton

UPSTAIRS
12:20pm                 Emerson Snowe
1:05pm                   The Dawn Of MAY
1:50pm                   Allysha Joy
2:35pm                   DOBBY
3:20pm                   Retiree

DOWNSTAIRS
12:10pm                 Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird
12:50pm                 Alex Lahey
1:30pm                   PLANET
2:10pm                   Triple One
2:50pm                   Nice Biscuit
3:40pm                   KIAN

SATURDAY MAY 11
THE AUSSIE BBQ
Brighton Beach

DITTO MUSIC STAGE
12.00pm                 DOBBY
12:40pm                 Sons Of The East
1:20pm                   Emerson Snowe
2:00pm                  These New South Whales
2:40pm                  Pagan
3:20pm                  Horror My Friend
4:00pm                  JEFFE
4:40pm                  Kaiit
5:20pm                  Alex Lahey

DEEP END STAGE
12:25pm                The Jungle Giants
1:05pm                  Cable Ties
1:45pm                  Stonefield
2:25pm                  Tropical Fuck Storm
3:05pm                  Confidence Man

DIVE BAR STAGE
12:10pm                Ruby Fields
12:50pm                Press Club
1:30pm                  A. Swayze & The Ghosts
2:10pm                  Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
2:50pm                 Body Type
3:40pm                 Kingswood

SUNDAY MAY 12
THE AUSSIE BBQ LONDON
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Tickets: £12+bf from Ticketweb

A. Swayze & The Ghosts
Cable Ties
Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird
DOBBY
Horror My Friend
JEFFE
Kaiit
Nice Biscuit
Pagan
PLANET
Press Club
Sons Of The East
The Dawn of MAY
These New South Whales
Tia Gostelow
Triple One
Tropical Fuck Storm
…with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

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

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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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