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The Spotlight Show

The Great Escape Spotlight Show is a special standalone gig that we believe deserves to be highlighted within our programme.

We’re delighted to announce Aitch will headline this year’s Spotlight Show in partnership with 4 Music at Brighton Dome on Saturday 16th May. Support comes from Tiffany Calver, DENO and Mae Muller

There couldn’t be a more favourable moment to be a Manchester based MC, the 0161 has been endlessly churning out rap talents in recent years but few quite like Aitch. Hailing from New Moston, an area in North Manchester, Aitch’s artistry derives from the sheer proximity to the UK’s epicentre and breeding ground for all forms of underground bass music– whether it’s rap, grime, dubstep or drum & bass.

Making a name for yourself in your hometown isn’t always easy but to do so at 19 and then go on to repeatedly impress audiences, subsequently attracting national attention proves one thing– Aitch is a gifted talent. Aitch has already far exceeded his own expectations following early support from grime stalwarts such as Wiley and Stormzy. Like many of the people around him, rap was a talent that came by chance but taking each moment in his stride, particularly following the response to his first video ‘Straight Rhymez’, Aitch is ready to take his craft to the next level.

To access the Spotlight Show you can either purchase a standalone gig ticket for guaranteed entry, or if you have purchased a 3-day or single day festival ticket you will have the opportunity to register for a free ticket. A limited number of tickets will be made available for this gig on a first come first served basis. Standalone tickets for this show have now sold out.

Once registered for this show, you will receive an email the week of The Great Escape revealing where and when free tickets will be made available from. The ticket giveaway point will be on site at TGE on the day of the Spotlight Show. In order to collect a ticket you must have previously registered your details on this page and have a valid Great Escape wristband for the day of the show.

Tickets will only be available on a first come, first served basis and will be subject to availability. A maximum of 1 ticket will be allocated per person.