IN less than two days, the multicultural and inclusive hub that is Brighton will be the sight of one of the music world’s most revered and beloved events. The perennial taste-making festival on British soil, The Great Escape is gearing up for yet another year of musical innovations, hard-fought success stories and new discoveries that will set the industry alight.
Given its position among the most coveted events of the cultural calendar, Creative Scotland have ensured that they are bringing a vast array of the nation’s finest talent to the seaside town and it seems predestined that Showcasing Scotland will be one of the most well-attended events of the weekend.
With the country’s musical exports and scene attaining more attention than it has in years, this has meant that the Creative Scotland team and the litany of great talent that’s on the showcase roster will be holding sway over two new venues that are steeped in the rich history of The Great Escape.
Without further delay, here’s a brief overview of the locales that could well bear witness to homegrown talent ascending to new and unforeseen heights in the eyes of pundits, musos and fans.
Situated on that iconic Brighton Pier that has made for some of the most enduring and immediately recognisable depictions of the city in cultural works, Horatio’s Bar is a unique space that features all of the tropes that you would stereotypically associate with the British seaside resort. Complete with a patio, arcades, rides and ornate Victorian architecture, the thing that differentiates this public house from most of its contemporaries is that it’s played host to everyone from Black Honey and Beach Baby to Milk Teeth and Eagulls. While it may have a considerable capacity of 350 at its disposal, there’s still a high likelihood that it’ll be packed to the rafters when it comes time for hotly tipped artists such as The Vegan Leather, The Spook School and The Ninth Wave to perform this coming Thursday.
Little more than a short walk away from the local landmark of Horatio’s, One Church Brighton will pick up where it leaves off on Friday 18th May with another stellar offering of burgeoning Scottish acts.
Boasting a 250 capacity and a slew of previous alumni that would go on to make considerable waves far and wide including Gabrielle Aplin, Matt Maltese and Stevie Parker, the fully functioning place of worship will play host to Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Bossy Love and Happy Meals over the course of one phenomenal day of varied live music.
Get the full details of Showcasing Scotland at The Great Escape below: