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The standout acts from The Great Escape Festival 2023

Brighton’s annual The Great Escape kicks off festival season by bringing together as many new and upcoming bands as the seaside town can possibly handle. Over three days, every venue, pub, club and street corner hosts a range of musicians, all vying for attention. They all have their work cut out. Here’s our pick of the best standout performances from across the weekend. 

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Other Voices 2023 review | Delightful song and dance in Dingle

When Other Voices founder Philip King began his festival-come-television-show almost two decades ago, he did so because he wanted to capture a photo of the musical life of Ireland at the time. Whilst the breadth of the event’s offering now extends beyond the Irish border, what a remarkable picture it captures all the same.