The Great Escape announces line-up for First Fifty live launch

The line-up features fifty of the most exciting up-and-coming acts set to play the Brighton festival

The Great Escape returns to Brighton for May 2023, but fans won’t have to wait that long to get their new music fix. On 15 November, eight venues across East London will play host to some of the festival’s rising stars for The Great Escape’s First Fifty event.

First Fifty sees fifty rising stars head to London ahead of their festival appearances next year, for a series of gigs that will give fans a taste of what’s to come. So far, the line-up includes Áine Deane, Girls Of The Internet, Grove, Jessica Winter, Joey Valence & Brae, Nell Mescal, Seraphina Simone, The Dinner Party, The Heavy Heavy, Witch Fever and more.

The Heavy Heavy - Go Down River (Karma Sessions)

Tickets will start from £7 for each gig. This year, Ticketmaster is proud to host two exciting stages – Hackney’s OSLO and Folklore.

The Great Escape will head to Brighton 10-13 May to take over more than 35 venues with over 450 incredible rising artists. Find tickets for The Great Escape First Fifty here.

See our roundup of last year’s Great Escape here.