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Australia to be lead country partner

There is only 6 months to go until TGE 2019 and we cannot wait to kick off the festival season by gathering in Brighton to see the best new artists from across the globe. The Great Escape returns on the 9th – 11th May and every year the festival highlights it’s lead country partnership showcasing the best talent they have to offer in front of industry professionals and music lovers.

We are delighted to announce that for 2019, our lead country partner is none other than Australia to celebrate SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s 10th Year of Exporting Australian Music to the UK.

The Executive Producer at SOUNDS AUSTRALIA, Millie Millgate, explains – “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”.

Today The Great Escape announces it’s first wave of up and coming Aussie acts to play the 2019 festival which include indie folk threesome Sons of the East, grunge rock band Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, soul singer songwriter Allysha Joy, tiresome punk trio Cable Ties, scuzz girl band Body Type, alternative rock foursome Tropical Fuck Storm and four piece punk outfit These New South Whales. These join the already announced Jeffe and Emerson Snowe who were part of this years FIRST FIFTY live shows and went down a storm.

Saver tickets for TGE 2019 are now on sale and can be purchased here

To see the full TGE line up so far and for more info on all artists head to our line up page here

Listen to the Australian artists announced to play TGE19 so far with our Spotify playlist here