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9 Irish Acts to Showcase Next Week at The Great Escape Online

May 6, 2021

The Great Escape, which usually takes place in Brighton, has moved online this year and 9 Irish acts will be showcasing at the festival. The event showcases artists from all over the UK and Europe, and this year they are making the online music version free to access via https://greatescapefestival.com/

Delegate passes can be purchased via https://greatescapefestival.com/buy-delegate-passes/

Music From Ireland Showcase, Thursday 13th May, Stage 2

The Zen Arcade

Smoothboi Ezra

Alex Gough

Soda Blonde



MCD Presents Showcase

Robert Grace

Aby Coulibaly



Most of the acts were filmed in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in April by South Paw Productions under Covid protocol.

Angela Dorgan commented: “The UK is a vital market for Irish acts making that next career leap and the Great Escape has been an incredibly important moment in that build. Music from Ireland’s showcasing of these acts to UK and international buyers, bookers, labels etc will help them grow in that market and beyond.  It is especially heartening in a post-Brexit and Covid world to see such a diversity of Irish acts showcasing at TGE21”.    

The Great Escape is an annual showcase of UK and European music to bookers, festivals and agents from around the world and is a key showcase event for artists breaking markets and airwaves. The online showcase event will be available to Irish audiences and industry for free for 2021.

Music from Ireland is the Irish Music Export Initiative funded by the Government through Culture Ireland, supported by IMRO and run by First Music Contact to showcase Irish music internationally. This year MFI is funded to cover the events (online and otherwise), such as ESNS, SXSW, The Great Escape, Iceland Airwaves and more, as these festivals have been identified as key showcases in their specific territories.

Founded in 2005, Culture Ireland part of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht – works to generate international opportunities for Irish artists and supports Irish artists as they gain global contracts and develop their careers. In 2017, Culture Ireland reached 3.5 million live audience members and 7 million online viewers through the 450 Culture Ireland supported events presented in over 50 countries by Irish artists.

For further information log onto http://www.musicfromireland.org/

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