The Great Escape: get to know all the Italian artists playing at the festival

One week to go to The Great Escape festival. From the 17th to the 19th of May seven Italian artists will be showcasing in Brighton.

After announcing the first 100 acts (among them the Italian artists JoyCut, Husky Loops and Fabrizio Cammarata we presented here), TGE finally unveiled the Alternative Great Escape line up, where we proudly find BPM Concerti showcasing the best of their roster: Joan Thiele, Bruno Belissimo, Wrongonyou and Weird Bloom.

Listen to our TGE playlist and scroll down to know something more about the showcasing artists.


Joan Thiele
Showcase: BPM Concerti: Breaking OUT at North Laine Brewhouse
May 17th – 01:00 pm

Joan Thiele is a singer-songwriter of Italian, Swiss and Colombian heritage. As soon as she finished high school, she moved to England to make music, where she developed a unique artistic personality, also thanks to the music she listened to when she was a child (Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young). Her first EP was published in 2016, and that same year she was nominated Best New Artist at the Italian MTV Awards. In 2017 she has been chosen by the Italian National radio Rai Radio2 to represent the country at the Eurosonic in Groningen. “Polite”, her latest single, anticipates the new album out in 2018.

Weird Bloom

Showcase: BPM Concerti: Breaking OUT at North Laine Brewhouse
May 17th – 02:00 pm

After collaborating with Don Bolles (of Ariel Pink), Weird Bloom composed “Blisstonia”, eleven tracks of psychedelic-pop so perfect to make it difficult to believe the band is actually based out of Rome, Italy. “Blisstonia” was released in January 2018 and the band is now touring clubs and festivals worldwide.


Showcase: BPM Concerti: Breaking OUT at North Laine Brewhouse
May 17th – 12:00 pm

Wrongonyou fell in love with folk music and managed to give voice to his heart. His first EP “The Mountain Man” was published by Carosello Records in 2016, while at the beginning of 2018 the single “Prove it” anticipated his first album “Rebirth” which came out on March the 9th 2018. This album is the result of a satisfying journey among many festivals and venues through Italy and abroad: he had the chance to play at Eurosonic, Primavera Sound, Europavox, Bime, SXSW and Home Festival.

Bruno Belissimo

Showcase: BPM Concerti: Breaking OUT at North Laine Brewhouse
May 17th – 03:00 pm

Bruno Belissimo is an Italian-Canadian dj/producer and multi-instrumentalist. His new album “Ghetto Falsetto” just came out on May 4th via La Tempesta Dischi, premiering on Rolling Stone Italia and GigWise. Influenced by Italo/space disco classics and original soundtracks of Italian horror/sci-fi movies from the 70s and 80s, he will bring at TGE his ‘Infradisco’ live show with a bass guitar and programmed audio and video.

Showcase: QUEENS HOTEL 8:30pm Friday 18th May
THE ARCH 7:00pm Saturday 19th May

JoyCut’s last album ‘PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround‘ took the band to new heights, evidenced by the album’s continued success, with a never-ending festival tour of over 300 dates across North America, Asia and Europe, culminating in a Top 5 European Talent Exchange Programme [ETEP] position. Following a scintillating TEDx performance in Verona, JoyCut played a sold-out Venice: La Biennale show debuting its new “Opera” in six acts K O M O R E B I: a soundtrack tribute to Japan.
JoyCut are now in the studio creating their fourth album for a spring 2018 release.

Fabrizio Cammarata
Showcase: THE OLD COURTROOM 8:00pm Friday 18th May

Singer-Songwriter Fabrizio Cammarata tells intimate stories of love and loss through his distinctive soulful voice and elegant guitar mastery, mesmerizing audiences from stages great and small across the globe. Fabrizio conjures fantasies containing light and shadow, passionate tales of his experiences of travel and from his hometown of Palermo, Sicily.
Sharing stages with the likes of Ben Harper, Patti Smith, Daniel Johnston, Emiliana Torrini, he has honed his uniquely romantic interpretation of indie-folk. A life lived is condensed into the new album “Of Shadows”, that was produced with Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini, Editors, REM) and released on 800A/Kartel Music Group and Haldern Pop Recordings on November 17th 2017. His songs gained international radio airplay and led to media attention from Drowned in Sound, Clash, Popmatters.

Husky Loops
Showcase: WAGNER HALL 8:00pm Thursday 17th May

Husky Loops are Pier Danio Forni, Pietro Garron and Tommaso Medica, three guys from Bologna living in London. Their post-punk band is fast becoming the UK’s city current most exciting prospect. Husky Loops sound is a mix of indie rock magnificently dirtied with post-punk.
They are now working on the new studio album with Tommaso Colliva.

Artists in this story :: Bruno Belissimo , Husky Loops , Weird Bloom , JoyCut , Fabrizio Cammarata , Joan Thiele