The Dutch Impact Party will once again return to The Great Escape Festival, taking place on Friday May 10th in Komedia (Main). The Dutch Music Export is a longstanding partner at The Great Escape festival, since year one the Dutch Impact party has been a highlight in the convention programme and Dutch artists have provided festival goers with many incredible and memorable performances from artists such as, Amber Arcades, Dope D.O.D, Jacco Gardner, Klangstof. and Pip Blom. This year, four of the most promising new up and coming Dutch artists from the Dutch underground music scene will take the stage.

Hailing from the port city of Rotterdam, Lewsberg’s nihilistic rock poetry is reminiscent of college rock tradition in the manner of Modern Lovers, Talking Heads and Velvet Underground. Their recent self-titled LP triumphed across the UK media, with top reviews from tastemakers like Gigwise and The Line of Best Fit. Last Januari Dutch EUT were most recommended by the media  at ESNS 2019. This year, EUT are taking their youthful 90s flavoured post pop to Brighton. Describing themselves as “trippy electro hiphop lovebaby”, FATA BOOM is a collaborative project of two Dutch artists whose recent debut LP and flamboyant shows prompted comparisons to the likes of M.I.A., Die Antwoord and Gnucci. Capturing hearts with their impressive live shows The Visual’s sound moves between dark romantic balladry and sweeping experimentalism. With a recent album release mixed by Grammy Award winning Darrell Thorp and acclaim from the likes of Noisey, Clash and BBC Radio 6 Music this is a band to watch in 2019.

This partnership is made possible by the coming together of Dutch Music Export, powered by Eurosonic Noorderslag, Dutch Performing Arts and Buma Cultuur, with the kind support by the embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands.

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The Dutch Impact Party will take place on Friday, May 10th from 12:00 – 16:00 in Komedia (Main).

Set times
12:15 The Visual
13:15 Lewsberg
14:15 EUT

Other Dutch artists you can see during the Great Escape are Pip Blom a recent addition to the Heavenly Recordings roster and a 6 Music regular,,  BEA1991  who has has already attracted critical attention from the likes of The Fader, Gorilla vs Bear and The Guardian with her special brand of louche sonic experimentalism and emotional raw vocals. Jarreau Vandal is part of independent music collective Soulection, known for his eclectic DJ sets and bangin’ edits of Rihanna’s “Work”, Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up.” and more recently sampling Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” on a new track with Denzel Curry.    Another artist releasing new material is London-based, Dutch-Zimbabwean pop innovator Rina Mushonga, who has already received praise from Independent, The Times, Pitchfork, The Line Of Best Fit for her recent album “In A Galaxy”.  Finally but by no means least is the Mauskovic Dance Band,  who effortlessly mix synthesisers Afro-Latin rhythms and slice guitar riffs to create a contemporary sound rich with cultural influence with praise from  the likes of NTS, Worldwide FM and The Quietus.

20:30 The Mauskovic Dance Band Komedia
22:15 Lewsberg Horatios

16:45 Pip Blom Hideout
19:00 Rina Mushonga Hideout
19:30 BEA1991 Shooshh
20:15 Pip Blom Coalition

20:15 EUT Horatios
22:00 The Visual The Walrus
01:15 FATA BOOM Komedia Studio Bar
02:00 Jarreau Vandal (live) Komedia