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BBC Music Introducing at The Great Escape 2019

14th April 2019

Brighton's The Great Escape leads the way as one of the UK's most important showcase festivals on the industry calendar. This year's edition featured some 500 artists from around the world, performing in more than 30 bars, clubs and pubs across Brighton and Hove, all squeezed somehow into three days!

Keenly attended by members of the music industry on the lookout for the next big thing, the festival is the first place to discover the finest emerging artists.

BBC Music Introducing returned in 2019 with an exciting showcase hosted by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq. The Paganini Ballroom played host to the showcase on Friday 10th May.

Watch video highlights below...

EVERYONE YOU KNOW

Everyone You Know at Great Escape 2019 (BBC Music Introducing)

Highlights from the duo's set at the Paginini Ballroom, Brighton.

  • Brother’s Rhys Kirkby-Cox and Harvey Kirkby, who make up Everyone You Know, first uploaded their music to Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks and Introducing in London in October 2018
  • Our Generation was Radio 1's Introducing Track of the Week in February 2019
  • They are playing an Introducing showcase night at The Lexington on 2nd May

BLITHE

Blithe at Great Escape 2019 (BBC Music Introducing)

Highlights from her set at the Paginini Ballroom, Brighton.

  • Blithe uploaded her music to Introducing in Coventry and Warwickshire in September 2018
  • Her track Work It Out was BBC Music Introducing Track of The Week on Radio 1 earlier this year (February)
  • Her track Don’t Blink featured on Radio 1's Best New Pop mix in March 2019

WORKING MEN'S CLUB

Working Men's Club at Great Escape 2019 (BBC Music Introducing)

Highlights from the band's set at the Paginini Ballroom, Brighton.

JNR. WILLIAMS

JNR. WILLIAMS at Great Escape 2019 (BBC Music Introducing)

Highlights from his set at the Paginini Ballroom, Brighton.

  • JNR Williams first uploaded his music to Introducing in London in December 2018
  • Earlier this month his track A Prayer was the Jam Hot track on MistaJam's BBC Radio 1Xtra show
  • He has recently finished his support tour with Grace Carter