book now: aitch to headline 2020’s the great escape

It’s not even the end of this year, but we’re already getting excited for next one’s The Great Escape. Not least because brilliant Manchester-based rapper Aitch, one of our top picks to see at the 2019 edition (just call us trendspotters), has just been announced as the first Spotlight act. If you didn’t catch his standout performance last May, now’s your chance!

At just 19 Aitch has already firmly cemented himself as a force to be reckoned with. Since releasing his freestyle ‘Straight Rhymez’, which rapidly racked up more than five million views in just five months, he has gone on to become one of the most exciting artists in the UK. The MC has had a whirlwind year, putting out some of the biggest hits in the UK charts including three top 10 records: ‘Strike A Pose’ with Young T and Bugsey, ‘Buss Down’ with ZieZie and ‘Taste (Make It Shake)’, which reached no.2 in September. He has collaborated, performed with and been backed by the likes of Wiley, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran and his critically acclaimed debut album AitcH20 debuted at no.3 the week of its release.

Tickets for Spotlight shows, which celebrate artists who’ve risen to success alongside the festival, need to be bought separately to the main event and are available now here. The full festival line-up of over 450 up-and-coming artists at more than 30 Brighton venues will be released in January – we can’t wait!

Aitch: Saturday 16th May, 7.00pm; £22
Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE
The Great Escape festival runs from 13th -16th May 2020 (various venues); £70