The Great Escape, Brighton’s new music festival, has today announce Rebecca Black, Baby Queen, Claudia Valentina and NOAHFINNCE, as the four artists to play the festival’s first ever LGBTQ+ stage. American queer hyper-pop artist Rebecca Black, Gen Z pop singer Baby Queen, pop starlet Claudia Valentina and viral pop-punk singer NOAHFINNCE, will perform at Club Revenge, Brighton’s most iconic LGBTQ+ nightclub, on 13th May.
As an inclusive space and a home for all, The Great Escape is committed to champion the LGBTQ+ community and reflect the diversity of talent across its line-up.
Adam Ryan, Head of Music at The Great Escape says: “The Great Escape is looking forward to hosting the festival’s very first LGBTQ+ stage in Brighton this year. TGE is proud of its diverse fanbase and has built up a loyal following within the LGBTQ+ community across the years. To show our support we have launched our first dedicated LGBTQ+ stage with GAY TIMES featuring some of music’s hottest new talent.”
Meet the stars of the show.
Californian queer pop vocalist Rebecca Black first garnered extensive media attention as a teen when the music video for her 2011 debut single “Friday” went viral on YouTube. Since then, Rebecca has evolved and matured her sound and style, delivering an impressive blend of hyper-pop and mainstream melodic pop in her second EP ‘Rebecca Black Was Here’, and in a collaboration with 3OH!3, Big Freedia, and Dorian Electra on a playful chaotic remix of ‘Friday’ to commemorate the song’s tenth anniversary and her surreal rise to notoriety.
South Africa-born, London based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Baby Queen, AKA Bella Lathum, has been deemed one of pop’s most exciting new voices and the genre’s new anti-hero. Making grunge-pop for a disaffected Gen Z, Baby Queen’s sharp observations, and candid witty lyrics have tackled big subjects from mental health and anti-depressants to our relationship with the cyber landscape and social media since her first release “Internet Religion” and recent mixtape ‘The Yearbook’.
Rising British singer-songwriter Claudia Valentina is no stranger to the industry having starred on the West End at 10 years old and making music in Los Angeles at just 13. Following the recent release of her self-titled EP, Claudia’s confident pop upbeat bangers and emotive ballads have firmly cemented her status as a formidable talent destined for pop stardom.
UK pop-punk virtuoso performer and LCGBTQ+ advocate NOAHFINNCE AKA Noah Adams, has become a powerful voice for the Gen Z generation who want to challenge traditional beliefs and the status quo. Initially finding a following through social media platforms, Noah makes loud music whilst championing authenticity and self-expression.
The Great Escape will play host to more than 450 up-and-coming artists and hotly tipped talent across 35+ walkable venues, alongside the music-industry led TGE conference, from 11-14 May 2022 in Brighton, England. Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £40 for a single day ticket, and £90 for a three day ticket, on sale here.