Thursday 30 June 2016

The Great Escape Festival 2016

 So at the end of May (yeap, that long ago - it's been a hectic few months...) Henry & I went to The Great Escape, a city music festival showcasing 450 new artists in over 30 venues around Brighton. 

The festival was spread over Thursday, Friday & Saturday and you can see a new artist every moment of each of those days. As it was a little while back, I thought I'd put my favourite photos from the festival into one post, let you know about some of my favourite moments and tell you about the incredible new artists I discovered. 

It was so lovely to spend three days with Henry, soaking up every inch of Brighton whilst we still could and discovering new bands in the process. Finally seeing Causes was amazing, I've loved their music for a while and it was great to see it come to life on stage at the Hope & Ruin. On the Friday the sun was shining, so we headed to the only outdoor stage, the Citadel stage. to see Kim Churchill . He was fantastic with his proper feel good, happy music and everyone was loving it in the sunshine. Have a listen to Window In The Sky it's my favourite! 

On the Sunday I wanted to show Merika the VEVO stage, a slightly more hidden area with DJ's, palm trees and a photobooth. Neither of us had heard of Nessi, but thought we'd catch her set, which I'll say here is one of the coolest things about TGE, just stumbling across great artists by accident. Nessi an electro-pop artist, but this set was stripped back and reflected the vibe on her Acoustic album, which I've been listening to nonstop since the festival. My favourites are Heart Of Gold, Brush You Off & Throw Your Arms Around Me. After her set we met Henry at the street party outside The Fiddlers Elbow, a few more friends joined and we sang loudly to Boys Will Be Boys - The Ordinary Boys till the early hours... as you do! 

- f a v o u r i t e  a c t s -
Connie Constance
Kim Churchill 

I would totally recommend going to The Great Escape. You're in the coolest place, listening to new bands and you're surrounded by pretty awesome people. I had the best three days, same time next year? 

Are you off to any festivals this year?



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