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8 for The Great Escape

The 2019 edition of The Great Escape takes place next week from Thursday 9 May to Saturday 11 May, for this week’s playlist we hand over to those in the know for their top tips of who to catch down in Brighton…

Playlist: Blueprint Blue

Four years on from their formation and South London quartet Blueprint Blue are set to soundtrack the summer with their sunshine jams.

Playlist: AVA Festival

This week's playlist comes courtesy of Sarah MacBriar founder of electronic music event AVA Festival, which takes place in Belfast 31 May to 1 June.

Premiere: Michael Timmons – The Games Room

Following the release of his much-lauded debut record Bone Coloured in 2018, Glasgow’s Michael Timmons is preparing to put out the emotionally stark, yet glistening, single In the Games Room.

Playlist: Cro Cro Land

Cro Cro Land festival launches in Croydon on 6 April, aiming to bring guitar bands back to the birthplace of punk music, and celebrate the area’s rich musical history, with gender equality at the heart of everything it does. Here’s an introduction to some of the tantalising line up...

Playlist: Piano Day

Piano Day takes place today (Friday) and welcomes all piano lovers to join in the celebrations.

Playlist: Welcome to My City – Chiedu Oraka

Now in it’s third year Welcome to My City returns in April with another diverse line-up, including China Bowls, Fred Fredas, Chesqua, Vital, and Hull-based hip hop artist Chiedu Oraka, who curates this Friday’s playlist.