Hitchin’s Rhythms of the World festival will bring its its debut of home-grown talent at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival on 12th May.
Rhythms of the World Presents is the North Hertfordshire festival’s ambassador programme, promoting bands from the region to record labels, agents and the music industry. At a free event in the city during the festival The October Game, CC Smugglers and The Metatrons will perform at The Latest Music Bar accompanied by acoustic sets from young performers The Folk, James Christie and Here Comes the Blackout.
“The Great Escape Festival is amazing exposure for upcoming bands as everyone in the industry goes to the festival looking for new talent. Some of the biggest household names have played ‘the Escape’ and we’ve seen the likes of Example, Warpaint, Katy B and SBTRKT rise meteorically from it over the past few years. Putting on a showcase at the festival is our bid to promote the bands who we think deserve this great opportunity to perform in front of the industry as there really is no better platform.”
Lucy Watson, Events Coordinator for Rhythms of the World Presents
The Rhythms of the World Presents showcase will run from 3.30pm to 6:30pm at The Latest Music Bar in Brighton on 12th May. Entry is free to anyone aged 14 or over although please note ID will be required.
Rhythms of the World Presents is a new concept which looks to expand on the festival’s already successful community outreach programme, the charitable vision of the Rhythms of the World festival. It will promote both local and national musicians securing opportunities for them to perform at national events, concerts and other music festivals.
Rhythms of the World (ROTW) is a registered charity (no. 1090835) led entirely by volunteers. The charity aims to unite communities through the arts by organising an annual festival of music, dance, art and cuisine from around the World. Today Rhythms of the World is one of the largest celebrations of world music and arts in the UK.