The Great Escape 2017: 15 of the best performers in portraits

Photos by Katy Blackwood of The Amazons, Sigrid, Yungblud, INHEAVEN and more

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The Great Escape 2017 was the usual carnival of new music last weekend, bringing hundreds of artists together in Brighton for three days of live sets and showcases.

We’ve highlighted 15 of this year’s best through portraits, as FEISTY’s Katy Blackwood met up with band after band around the city.

From the British rock of The Amazons to new Scandinavian pop star Sigrid, browse on for the photos and to listen to our favourite track from each artist!

Yungblud

Yungblud
Yungblud in the Brighton Lanes during The Great Escape 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

The next in the alternative hip-hop lineage of Jamie T and Rat Boy is very possibly Yorkshire native Yungblud. His music offers a telling commentary on society through hooks and beats, while his live performances are fiery and more rock band in their nature.

Standout track: Debut single King Charles is the track that created the buzz.

Upcoming live dates: He’s at Camden Rocks Festival in London on 3 June.

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Photographed: During an early evening stroll through the Brighton Lanes.

Yungblud
Photo: Katy Blackwood

Yungblud
Photo: Katy Blackwood

Yungblud
Photo: Katy Blackwood

Yungblud
Yungblud and his guitarist. Photo: Katy Blackwood

Yungblud
Photo: Katy Blackwood

Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

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