With what I believe to be the best new music promoting festival in the world just one week away I thought I would run through the five acts I am most looking forward to seeing. Nothing special, just a list BUT you should definitely do as I say to get the most from your #TGE16 experience..

Max Pope

My local Brighton based pick is a songwriter fresh from our ‘Ones To Watch’ list this year. With his debut EP “Home of Stone” beginning to create a stir for this talented chap I can assure that it will be worth catching his blues inspired indie sound..

Thursday 19th: Paganini Ballroom – 2.15pm


There’s no doubt that these guys will be creating the biggest, eagerest crowds of this years festival. Their breakout in to the mainstream over the last year has been mega. It’s gonna be a highlight for me and many others seeing these alternative Mancunians rock out..

Thursday 19th: Concorde 2 – 10.15pm

Friday 20th: Wagner Hall – 11.30am

Clean Cut Kid

After seeing these guys play in Brighton just a few months back I knew that I would be catching them at this years festival. The end of 2015 was their breakout point and with singles “Vitamin C” and “Pick Me Up” I can assure you their sets will be a party..

Friday 20th: Brighthelm – 9.30pm

Saturday 21st: Komedia – 1.30pm

Loyle Carner

The wave behind the poetry of this London soloist is beginning to build higher and higher. A headline UK tour is on the horizon at the end of the year proving just how special this guy is. If you want to be serenaded into the abyss of jazzy, hip-hop you’re in the right place..

Saturday 21st: Wagner Hall – 12.30pm (Acoustic), 12.30am (Full Band)


My love for this American trio has been growing since the release of their single “Loudspeaker” last year. 2016 has brought their freshly produced, 80’s synth full debut EP, the beginning of something big if you ask me. You do not want to miss these gals..

Saturday 21st: Coalition – 7.00pm