Great Escape Festival Review: SaskMusic Invades UK

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Saskatoon Bands Play Brighton’s Great Escape Festival

SaskMusic hosted a showcase at Brighton UK’s Great Escape Festival, which featured several Saskatoon bands including Slow Down Molasses, Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf and headliners The Sheepdogs.

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The showcase, appropriately dubbed Canada House, was held at the Blind Tiger Club and also hosted Hot Panda from Vancouver (ex-Edmonton) and Born Gold of Edmonton.

The showcase kicked off in the most important way possible: free brunch. Which immediately segued into the next most important thing: free beer.

The venue stayed relatively packed the entire day, and later in the evening featured Gaz Coombes of Supergrass, who told me stories about his children and drank from a bottle of wine with me.

The Great Escape Festival is ongoing from May 10 to 12, and features over 300 bands, including Grimes, Hooded Fang, Doldrums and many other international acts.