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17 – 19 November 2021

First Fifty

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An introduction to the artists expected to dominate the music scene in the coming year

Launched in 2017, First Fifty is a mini-showcase event that takes place in London annually in November. It precedes The Great Escape new music festival held in Brighton in May of the coming year.

Usually one of the first events to kick off the festival season, TGE plays host to over 450 up-and-coming artists, with the first 50 named to its line-up being previewed at First Fifty.

In September 2021, after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced the next wave of artists set to go down in TGE history as well as some exciting changes to the event's format.

Held across 17 – 19 November 2021, the next First Fifty will feature gigs at eight venues in East London, in addition to an online showcase and a brand new show added in The Great Escape's hometown of Brighton.

The line-up for the First Fifty (and The Great Escape 2022 so far) includes:

  • Adam Melchor
  • Alice Pisano
  • BXKS
  • Charmaine
  • Conchur White
  • Conor Albert
  • Crown Lands
  • CV Vision
  • Daisy Brain
  • Dea Matrona
  • Deema
  • Delilah Montagu
  • Dora
  • Dreya Mac
  • Efè
  • ENNY
  • Enumclaw
  • Finn Askew
  • Gabriels
  • Gallus
  • Gustaf
  • Hamish Hawk
  • Heights
  • Hussy
  • Isabelle Brown
  • Jada
  • Johanna Warren
  • Kam-Bu
  • Keg
  • Kill Birds
  • Kwaku Asante
  • Lime Garden
  • Lunar Vacation
  • Malady
  • Maple Glider
  • Miso Extra
  • Mysie
  • Powerplant
  • Priya Ragu
  • Sam Ryder
  • Sipho
  • Someone
  • Sycco
  • Teke::Teke
  • Tems
  • The Clockworks
  • Unschooling
  • Ur Monarch
  • Wallice
  • Wu-Lu

News

Ticketmaster New Music presents @TGE First Fifty 2021

Ticketmaster New Music presents @TGE First Fifty 2021

We're thrilled to be hosting a couple of stages this year at London's Sebright Arms on 17 November featuring Unschooling, Poweplant and Hamish Hawk and at Brighton's Chalk on 19 November with Sam Ryder Isabelle Brown and Heights.

FAQS

First Fifty is taking place from 17 – 19 November 2021.

First Fifty features gigs held across eight venues in East London – Night Tales, Studio 9294, The Hackney Social, NT’s, Off Licence Magazine, Oslo, Paper Dress Vintage, Sebright Arms and The Victoria in Dalston – on 17 November 2021.

The First Fifty online showcase is set to run on 18 November 2021 here.

Plus, a new show on 19 November 2021 will take place at Chalk in The Great Escape’s hometown of Brighton.

The line-up for the First Fifty and The Great Escape 2022 so far includes:

  • Adam Melchor
  • Alice Pisano
  • BXKS at London's NT's
  • Charmaine
  • Conchur White
  • Conor Albert at London's The Hackney Social
  • Crown Lands
  • CV Vision
  • Daisy Brain at London's Studio 9294
  • Dea Matrona at London's The Victoria
  • Deema at London's The Hackney Social
  • Delilah Montagu at London's Oslo
  • Dora
  • Dreya Mac at London's NT's
  • Efè
  • ENNY at London's Night Tales
  • Enumclaw
  • Finn Askew at London's Night Tales
  • Gabriels
  • Gallus at London's The Victoria
  • Gustaf
  • Hamish Hawk at London's Sebright Arms
  • Heights at Brighton's Chalk
  • Hussy at London's Paper Dress Village
  • Isabelle Brown at Brighton's Chalk
  • Jada at London's Oslo
  • Johanna Warren
  • Kam-Bu at London's The Hackney Social
  • Keg at London's Paper Dress Village
  • Kill Birds
  • Kwaku Asante at London's Oslo
  • Lime Garden at London's Studio 9294
  • Lunar Vacation
  • Malady at London's The Victoria
  • Maple Glider
  • Miso Extra at London's NT's
  • Mysie at London's Oslo
  • Powerplant at London's Sebright Arms
  • Priya Ragu at London's Studio 9294
  • Sam Ryder at Brighton's Chalk
  • Sipho at London's Studio 9294
  • Someone
  • Sycco
  • Teke::Teke
  • Tems at London's Night Tales
  • The Clockworks at London's The Victoria
  • Unschooling at London's Sebright Arms
  • Ur Monarch
  • Wallice
  • Wu-Lu at London's Paper Dress Village

Tickets for First Fifty's 2021 showcases are on sale now.

Tickets for each First Fifty gig start from £7.