Museums at Night
The Great Escape presents at Brighton Museum
Saturday 16 May
A limited number of tickets are available on Saturday 16 May for this very special Museums at Night event hosted by Brighton Museum and The Great Escape. The gallery spaces inside Brighton Museum will be transformed by a series of exclusive acoustic performances from a whole host of artists hand picked by Europe’s leading festival for new music.
Come and join us and you might just catch the next big thing!
8-8.30pm – Lowpines – Lo-fi Americana pop songs. Here’s what the musos think:
“Beautiful” Lauren Laverne 6Music
“a slow-burning torch song that could safely guide you through the disorientating wilderness of heartbreak.”
Q Magazine – Tracks of the week
8.30-9pm – Moumoon – moumoon is a made-up term with a French word “mou(soft)” and “moon”: soft moon. Yuka’s soft, warm and edgy voice is like no other and the impressive melody that Masaki creates unite beautifully. Their songs with sensitive and dynamic arrangements gently embrace listeners like the phrases of the moon.
8.45-9.15pm – Daisy Victoria – the child of a former cyclist and hairdresser, Daisy Victoria has been described by Lauren Laverne as ‘a rising star’, and released her second EP ‘Nobody Dies’ on 30 November 2014.
“If PJ Harvey and Kate Bush defied science and procreated, Daisy would be their love child” London In Stereo.
9.15-9.45pm – Charlie Straw – Originally from the Wirral and now based between Leeds and London, Charlie’s musical influences vary from Johnny Flynn and Ray LaMontagne through to Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. His music sits somewhere between Folk and Blues, drawing on love and heartbreak, and everything else that his formative years have taught him.
Museums at Night The Great Escape presents takes over Brighton Museum on Saturday 16 May 7-10pm, Tickets cost £5 in advance, £7 on the door, free entry with a Great Escape Festival Wristband. Book in advance on 03000 290902, buy in person at any of or venues or online at www.brightonmuseums.org.uk.
Information for editors
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Admission payable from 5 May
Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE Tel 03000 290900
Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, Closed Mon (except Bank Holidays 10am-5pm)
Marketing & Audience Development 03000 290906
The Great Escape 14-16 May
The Great Escape (TGE) is a music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 400 up and coming bands play in 35 Brighton venues, accessible on one wristband. It’s the first place to discover your new favorite band and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.
TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. They run a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.
Museums at Night
Museums at Night, which will explode into life from Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 May 2015 and Friday 30 – Saturday 31 October 2015, is a biannual UK-wide festival which attracts visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites by throwing their doors open after hours and putting on special evening events.
Co-ordinated by non-profit cultural publishing organisation Culture24, Museums at Night is an opportunity for the cultural and heritage sector to come together around a single, simple campaign that is attractive to venues, audiences and the media.