5 acts not to miss at The Great Escape 2019

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You feel that little bit of sun, yeah? You see them evenings getting lighter? Well, that means one thing and one thing only… spring is upon us.

Furthermore, it means that Brighton is about to come alive as every year, when it starts to warm, thousands flock to the Sussex coast for one of the finest music festivals on these shores; The Great Escape.

2018 was a belter and judging by The Great Escape 2019 line-up, this year will be much of the same. Here are five acts that we’re looking forward to catching in Brighton between May 9th and 11th.


Here is one of London’s most under the radar talents who could be set to blow in the near future.

His undeniable banger, Margherita, made our Music of the Month selection earlier this year and is just a hot slice of the potential that Kadiata has. With a truly contemporary sound, the guy’s lyrics are witty, fun and catchy – ideal for the live environment that TGE provides.

Friday 9.15pm at Hideout

Jess Ajose

As far as festivals go, The Great Escape hasn’t always been the most obvious platform for DJs.

This only adds more intrigue to the set of Jess Ajose, the London selectah whose well-earned hype has seen her grace Boiler Room’s LOW HEAT. She’s no stranger to Brighton, either, having studied at the University of Sussex before returning to the capital and becoming a regular on the rather brilliant Foundation FM.

Friday/Saturday 2.00am at Patterns

Greentea Peng

What is there left to say about Greentea Peng that we haven’t already typed onto our website?

Well, maybe that, despite her debut EP once featuring as our Pick of the Month and her music regularly featuring on Offie Mag Radio, we are still yet to catch Ms Peng in the flesh! With her dreamy vocals atop trippy beats, we’re sure it is a spectacle – and one we’re looking forward to at TGE 2019.

Thursday 7.15pm at Paganini Ballroom

Friday 2.30pm at Hideout

Friday 6.45pm at Patterns downstairs


The best rapper you might not have hear of yet, Kojaque graces the Sussex shores for the first time ever.

He found critically acclaimed success with Deli Daydreams, his debut album, which was recently shortlisted for album of the year at the Choice Music Prize. Said album was also shortlisted by ourselves in our Music of the Year podcast and hey, if he plays anything off of said album, then we’ll see ya there, at the front.

Saturday 8.15pm at Patterns downstairs


We managed to catch Keyah/Blu at last year’s Great Escape alongside Denzel Himself.

Keyah Blu interviewYou can find out more about her by reading Brickcellphone’s B.U.R.R. interview with her but, we can promise you that she’s going to impress. After recently supporting Biig Piig at her sold-out show at Village Underground, and being featured on Jazz Supernova’s BBC 1Xtra show, she’s ready to come back to Brighton to FUCK SHIT UP.

Friday 6.15pm at Shoosh

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