The Great Escape is excited to announce that Hayley Williams will be performing at this year’s festival on Friday 15th May.
Speaking of her upcoming performances, Hayley Williams comments “Wow. I am going on tour. Myself. It’s not Paramore and truthfully, it’s just a little terrifying. But if I know anything, it’s that there’s no safer place (besides at home with my dog) than to be on a stage, in front of the people who I’ve grown up singing my lungs out for. There was a time I thought I wouldn’t tour Petals For Armor. What a joke. I must.
It’s going to be so satisfying to feel the energy of a crowd that close again, especially while performing songs that feel so vital for me; songs I have never performed before for an audience.”
Rising to acclaim as the vocalist of Grammy-winning band Paramore, Hayley Williams staked her claim as a masterfully innovative and evolving singer-songwriter with this year’s debut solo EP Petals For Armor I. Lead single Simmer marked her first new music release since Paramore’s chart-topping 2017 album After Laughter which landed at #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart, and #6 in the Billboard 200. Williams has also seen a plethora of successes in collaborations with the likes of Chvrches, Zedd and American Football.
Speaking of Petals For Armor I, she said, “I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project with the public. Making it was a scary, empowering experience. The songs just keep getting more personal”.
Hayley Williams joins the likes of Aitch, Nasty Cherry, Fontaines D.C., Arlo Parks, Ashnikko, Demob Happy, Svalbard, House Of Pharaohs, Strange Bones, and many more playing The Great Escape 2020. The festival for new music, TGE will be kicking off festival season playing host to over 500 up and coming artists across 30+ walkable venues, plus a music-led conference from 13-16 May 2020 in Brighton, England.
Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £70 and are on sale here.