Great Escape festival launches Hackney events

Oslo in Hackney.

Oslo is one of the Hackney venues which will host performances by The Great Escape's First Fifty acts. - Credit: Alex Amoros

Brighton's Great Escape festival has announced its first 50 acts with many prepping to perform across Hackney venues in a series of gigs in November. 

The First Fifty showcases will take place across eight iconic Hackney venues, including Studio 9294, The Hackney Social, Night Tales, NT's loft, Oslo, Paper Dress Vintage and Seabright Arms

The east London live launch on November 17 will celebrate the return of The Great Escape festival next year, after a two year hiatus.

UK-based Tamil-Swiss singer, songwriter and accountant, Priya Ragu. 

UK-based Tamil-Swiss singer, songwriter and accountant, Priya Ragu. - Credit: Matilda Hill-Jenkins

Up-and-coming artists performing that night include South London lyricist Enny and south Asia-influenced R&B act Priya Ragu.

Paper Dress Vintage

Paper Dress Vintage will also host performances on November 17. - Credit: Pol Allingham

London born singer-songwriter Kwaku Asante.

London born singer-songwriter Kwaku Asante. - Credit: Blaow

Brighton's Lime Garden will bring some guitar-driven indie surf rock to Hackney while artists KAM-BU and Miso Extra will bring the best of new rap and grime. 

The music on offer ranges across genres, from electro-pop to gospel jazz to post-punk. 

London-based singer-songwriter Delilah Montagu.

London-based singer-songwriter Delilah Montagu. - Credit: Heather Glazzard

For the full line-up or to book tickets visit

Tickets for The Great Escape festival can be found here

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