- 02 Mar 22
Starting in Glasgow on May 6 and 7 before travelling to Dublin on May 9 and 10, The Road To The Great Escape brings emerging talent to various venues across the two cities.
The final round of acts have been announced for The Road To The Great Escape showcase.
Meant to bring emerging talent to various venues across Dublin and Glasgow, the multi-day event acts as a predecessor to the Hove, England Great Escape festival on May 11 -14. The showcase will start in Glasgow on May 6 and 7 before travelling to Dublin for May 9 and 10.
The most recent acts announced include one of Ireland's most sought-after live bands, The Scratch, post-apocalyptic rockers Stone, genre-benders Joy Anonymous, UK rapper Dreya Mac, as well as Kay Young, Nixer and Taipei Houston.
The final round of acts for @GreatEscapeIRE
have been announced for its debut this May!
Tickets on sale this Friday at 9am pic.twitter.com/EsBeuo1zef
— The Road To The Great Escape (@GreatEscapeIRE) March 2, 2022
Originally emerging as metal band Red Enemy, the outfit's transition into The Scratch saw the group swapping their heavy gear for acoustic instruments without compromising the intensity of their sound. The quartet shared their debut album Couldn’t Give A Rats in April 2021, following it up with a live album Couldn't Leave Our Gafs at the end of last year. Read the band's 2021 interview with us here.
Irish acts Aby Coulibaly and Sprints are among the artists set to play in both locations, alongside Conor Albert, Dylan Fraser, Eli Smart, English Teacher, Frankie Beetlestone, Honeyglaze, Priya Ragu, Sycco, and Wallice.
For the Dublin leg of the showcase, attendees can look forward to multiple shows at Whelan's, Workman's Club, Grand Social and the Academy 2 with exclusive acts Lucy McWilliams, Malaki, Kynsy, Baby Queen, Sprints and The Clockworks.
Two day tickets for the 18+ event are on sale now.
Check out Hot Press' Hot for 2022 issue to read more about the up and coming artists slated to play The Road to the Great Escape showcase.