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The Great Escape set for first Russian showcase

Backed by the Rush initiative, the Russian showcase – the conference's first – will spotlight Kate NV, Kirill Richter, Wet Red and Sado Opera

By IQ on 04 May 2018

Kate NV, RUSH Russia showcase, the Great Escape

Kate NV

Russian music export programme Rush will bring four hotly tipped new acts to the Great Escape later this month, for the UK conference’s first-ever Russian showcase.

Electronic avant-pop artist Kate NV, neoclassical composer and pianist Kirill Richter, postpunk glam rockers Wet Red and Berlin-based queer electro-punk cabaret act Sado Opera will perform on Friday 18 May at AIM House in Brighton’s Queens Hotel.

Rush, a non-governmental organisation formed by a host of Russian industry experts, launched last year. Its first, 2017 export pool includes six acts: joining the four performing at the Great Escape are Siberian garage-rockers the Jack Wood and avant-garde rock act Glintshake.

The Netherlands is the Great Escape’s lead international partner for 2018. IQ will have a full preview of the conference, which runs from 17 to 19 May, live next week.


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