Scottish bands head to The Great Escape

Eight new Scottish bands are to appear at The Great Escape, Europe's biggest new music festival

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Scottish bands head to The Great Escape

Model Aeroplanes

Brighton's Great Escape festival will host eight Scottish bands who are appearing as part of Creative Scotland's Showcasing Scotland series.

Hosted by DJ and Scottish music pioneer Vic Galloway, bands appearing across the weekend festival include Admiral Fallow, C Duncan, Hector Bizerk, Model Aeroplanes, Neon Waltz, The Merrylees, Vukovi and White.

The Great Escape is Europe's leading festival for new music and is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, with more than 400 acts appearing at 35 Brighton venues across the May weekend. Considered Europe's equivalent to South by Southwest, the festival will see more than 20,000 music fans and industry delegates, offering new bands the chance to be seen by those who matter.

As well as their Showcasing Scotland gigs, Creative Scotland is also putting on a networking event for industry delegates and aspiring musicians, which will look at developing the profile of Scottish music.

Vic Galloway, Showcasing Scotland host, said 'Scotland's contemporary music scene is now respected and revered across the world, and it's absolutely right to see some of our finest new acts showcasing their wares at The Great Escape. This is an excellent opportunity for eight acts to connect with music industry and new audiences from the UK, Europe and the USA.'

The Great Escape is at various venues in and around Brighton from Thu 14–Sat 16 May.

The Great Escape

Music festival presenting every form you can think of, from indie, rock, hip-hop, psychedelia, folk and acoustic. The event is celebrating its 10th anniversary with loads of acts, including Django Django, Lawson, Kate Tempest and Admiral Fallow across 35 Brighton venues.

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