Spinnup UK are heading down to Brighton for this year’s rendition of The Great Escape Festival! A festival dedicated to unsigned and up-and-coming artists, Spinnup has had numerous of its distributed acts on the roster through the years.

We’ve had Spinnup Alumni Model Aeroplanes headline a showcase, last year we witnessed King No-One pack out the Paganini Ballroom for BBC Introducing and this year we see Scottish faves, The Van T’s, take to the stage twice in one day! Whilst you read the rest of this post, check out our very own The Great Escape 2017: Spinnup Picks playlist on Spotify of acts we’re super excited to see right here.

Model Aeroplanes @ TGE 2015

With over 450 acts playing, there’s certainly something for everyone and for every artist playing The Great Escape they’ll receive a free Single voucher code from us in their Artist Packs.

UK scouts Andy and Paloma will be taking over our Twitter and UK Instagram (@spinnup_uk), giving you updates on the acts they have seen and all the shenanigans that happens in Brighton. Before all of that though, we caught up with Paloma to see who she is most excited about seeing and what exactly she is looking for this year.

Spinnup: Paloma, who are you most excited to see?

Paloma: I’m really looking forward to Dat Brass, they are an amazing brass band that gets people on their feet each time. Then there’s Kudu Blue, let’s just say if Minnie Riperton had another daughter, it would be the lead singer of this band. Lastly, because he is an OG in Grime and his songs are the soundtrack to my life, I can’t wait to see KANO.

S: Sounds great! What exactly are you looking / hoping for at this years TGE? 

P: It can sound very pedestrian but I just want to hear good music. I feel that lately we tend to confuse what good music is- there is less and less emotion and I want to be able to feel the passion in each song an act performs.

So there you have it, show some passion and raw emotion and you’ll be grabbing Paloma’s attention!

Although we weren’t able to catch up with Andy he did send over his schedule for the festival and we can only assume that he intends to see every single act playing; we’ll keep you posted with his progress!