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Music / December 8, 2022

Sorcha Richardson, 49th & Main to play The Road to The Great Escape

Image: Sorcha Richardson
Music / December 8, 2022

Sorcha Richardson, 49th & Main to play The Road to The Great Escape

Words: Ellen Kenny

Dozens of artists will perform at The Road to The Great Escape in iconic Dublin venues from May 8 to May 9.

Ahead of its 2023 return, the first lineup has been announced for The Road to The Great Escape, a two-day Dublin-wide festival featuring artists in all your favourite venues.

Indie singer Sorcha Richardson will perform with The Road to The Great Escape, fresh off the release of her second album Smiling Like An Idiot. Sorcha recently performed at Other Voices in St. James’ Church, Dingle.

49th & Main will also play at the two-day festival. The indie-pop duo recently performed at Other Voices, and was recently announced in the lineup for ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) in Groningen with other Irish artists.

Dublin-based singer-songwriter Sammy Copley will play at The Road to The Great Escape, having recently performed his biggest headliner at The Academy. Belfast-based duo Chalk are also due to come to Dublin.

Outside Ireland, Scottish singer-songwriter Katie Gregson MacLeod will perform at the festival. Katie became an internet sensation when her single “Complex” went viral on TikTok, earning recognition from The New York Times and BBC. Indie-rock quartet Vacations, LA-based singer Seb, Edinburgh artist Calum Bowie and Minneapolis songwriter Ber will also come to Dublin to perform in some of its most iconic venues.

More artists will be announced ahead of the two-day festival from May 8 to May 9. Confirmed venues taking part include The Grand Social, The Academy, Whelan’s and Workmans.

Tickets for The Road to the Great Escape costing 27.90 for both days of performances go on sale on Friday December 9 at 10:00. Click here to get tickets.

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