alyona alyona, Love'n'Joy and Blooms Corda to perform at The Great Escape, the UK-based showcase festival
The Great Escape Festival and the Ukrainian Institute are happy to announce the winners of the first call for Extra Sound.
The festival received over 130 applications from bands and performers, including three winners - alyona alyona and the bands Love'n'Joy and Blooms Corda.

The Great Escape is a festival of new mainstream music that annually gathers over 500 artists from around the world at 30+ venues located at the seaside of Brighton, UK.

Following the results of the Extra Sound competition, the following artist will travel to the showcase festival, which will take place from 13th to 16th of May, 2020, to represent Ukraine there with the support of the Ukrainian Institute:


Love'n'Joy is a trio from Kiev that has combined indie rock with psychedelic sound from the 1960s. The band released their first album 10 years ago, and has been touring the West in recent years.
Blooms Corda is a music project (a band) of Danilo Halyk, formed in Kyiv in 2014 with the release of the acoustic mini-album "7 songs". There are currently three albums in the band's catalogue: Monodance, Gigotosia and Fog Lavender. Recorded mainly at home studios, they received positive feedback from reputable Ukrainian music magazines.

alyona alyona is a Ukrainian hip-hop artist and songwriter who made her debut with the Pushka (Cannon) album last year and became famous as a live act in Ukraine. This year, the rapper has already performed at Eurosonic, one of the most famous showcase festivals in Europe. Despite the fact that alyona alyona raps in Ukrainian, a considerable number of fans in Europe "dig" her lyrics and her beats.
The Great Escape Festival is attended by representatives of the music industry hunting for new names. Previously, the festival spearheaded the careers of such stars as Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Adele and many others.
EXTRA SOUND is a long-term programme of representation of Ukrainian musicians at key events of the music industry abroad, developed by the Ukrainian Institute. The results of the second Extra Sound competition, which will reveal the four Ukrainian winners of Poland's biggest showcase festival Enea Spring Break 2020, will be announced next week.

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