THE Great Escape – Brighton’s annual festival for new music – have announced the first fifty acts set to play the event in 2022.

After a two-year hiatus, the FIRST FIFTY live launch is set to return bigger than ever, with gigs across eight venues in East London, an online showcase, plus brand-new for 2021, a FIRST FIFTY show in The Great Escape’s hometown of Brighton. Taking place from 17-19 November 2021, the launch will showcase some of the world’s most exciting emerging acts ahead of their festival appearances next year.

Those confirmed to appear include Gallus, Hamish Hawk,  ENNY, Wallice, Maple Glider, Priya Ragu and more.

The launch kicks off in London on 17th November with gigs in Oslo, The Hackney Social, Sebright Arms, The Victoria and more. Following the success of 2021’s online showcase, the event then continues on 18th November with an online event that will feature digital performances by some of the most exciting talent from around the world, with performances from artists based in USA, Germany, Spain, Japan, Holland, Norway and the Dominican Republic.

19th November will see First Fifty take to Brighton for the first time with a showcase at CHALK.

The full line-up of artists can be seen below.

Find ticket info here