England, brace yourself. The Aussies are in full force and they’re heading to the beach for The Great Escape.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Tropical Fuck Storm and Body Type are among the homegrown contingent selected to represent at next year’s The Great Escape in Brighton, England, where Australia will be the focus country. They’ll join Allysha Joy, Cable Ties, Emerson Snowe, Jeffe, Pagan, Sons of the East, Skyned and others.
The Great Escape, set up in 2006, has cemented its position as the U.K.’s leading showcase event, some 80kms down the M23 from London. For the first time, the spotlight falls on Australian acts who’ve a long, solid history rocking the joint.
Over the past decade, Angus & Julia Stone, Bag Raiders, Confidence Man, Courtney Barnett, Cub Sport, DMA’S, Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays, Emma Louise, Gang Of Youths and many more have won fans at the three-day annual fest.
Sounds Australia has worked working closely with The Great Escape from the very start. And thanks to that special, decade-long relationship, next year’s show will have a strong Aussie flavour. Explains Lyndsey Boggis, General Manager at The Great Escape, “this year we are taking our longstanding and valued partnership one step further again and celebrating Australia as our lead international partner for 2019.”