Preview | Scotland in the Spotlight at The Great Escape Festival

The Great Escape 2017 will feature eight Scottish artists in its Showcasing Scotland series.

The concerts are supported by Creative Scotland and will offer a platform for a wide range of artists from across Scotland from indie and rock to grime and hip-hop.

This year’s featured Scottish acts are:
Emme Woods
The LaFontaines
The Van T’s
Be Charlotte
TeenCanten
Saint PHNX
Shogun
Spinning Coin

Hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, The Showcasing Scotland concerts will take place on Thursday 18th May and Friday 19th May at Brighton’s Brighthelm.

The concerts will be in addition to the artists’ official Great Escape showcases across the three-day festival.

Speaking of the announcement, Head of Music at Creative Scotland, Alan Morrison said: “Creative Scotland is delighted to be working closely with The Great Escape to present this year’s showcases. Every May, the eyes and ears of the music industry turn towards Brighton, where the festival has become a fantastic springboard to launch emerging talent into European territories and beyond. The Scottish acts on the bill are at the top end of 2017’s ones-to-watch lists and cover an impressive range of styles and genres. This is a partnership that will deliver a tangible boost for music-making in Scotland.”

You can find out more about The Great Escape via the festival’s official website.

Post Author: Claire White

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