The 2023 festival season starts here!! The Great Escape’s FIRST FIFTY live launch is back to showcase some of the hottest new artists around. The acts announced will give a first glimpse of the exciting talent lined up to play TGE 2023 next May.

This year’s First Fifty live launch will consist of a day of live showcases in and around East London on Tuesday November 15th, celebrating the announcement of the first acts playing at next year’s festival.

All show details can be found below:

The Shacklewell Arms / presented by Dork

OSLO / presented by Ticketmaster New Music

Sebright Arms / presented by Notion

The Victoria / presented by Upset

Moth Club / presented by DIY

Paper Dress Vintage / presented by BBC Music Introducing

Hackney Social / presented by LICKS

Folklore / presented by Ticketmaster New Music