TikTok and The Great Escape partner to bring some of the best new artists to the UK's most important festival for new music in Brighton.

The Great Escape festival have revealed  Arrdee, Dréya Mac, Piri & Tommy and Cassyette as the line-up of viral sensations for the highly coveted Spotlight Show presented by TikTok. Brighton rap phenomenon ArrDee, London artist and dancer Dréya Mac, vibrant dance duo Piri & Tommy, nu-metal pop provocateur Cassyette and DJ Just Yaz will all perform at Concorde 2 on Saturday, 14 May 2022. The Great Escape 2022 ticket holders can register for a free ticket giveaway for the Spotlight Show and standalone tickets for the highly anticipated gig are available now via www.greatescapefestival.com.

Alice Razack, Artists Partnership Manager at TikTok said: “We’re excited to partner with The Great Escape for the very first time and bring such breakthrough new musical talent to our Spotlight shows. ArrDee, Dréya Mac, Piri & Tommy, Cassyette and DJ Just Yaz have built huge fanbases on TikTok through their music and video creations and we can’t wait to see them perform live in Brighton.”


Brighton-born ArrDee has exploded onto the UK scene with his unique flow, venting real, relatable issues wrapped up in his “cheeky chappy” sound. Having gone viral featuring on the remix of Tion Wayne and Russ Million’s ‘Body’, which elevated the track to become the UK’s first ever Drill No.1, he has made a habit of converting TikTok success into hits like the garage-influenced ‘Flowers (Say My Name)’ and the irrepressible ‘Oliver Twist’. Now with a swathe of UK Top 10 tracks to his name, it’s clear that the 19 year old has something special.


West London artist and dancer Dréya Mac is working to become one of the biggest names in rap, building on the success of a huge viral collaboration with FelixThe1st for ‘Own Brand Freestyle’, after her famous verse kicked off a worldwide dance challenge. Having graduated from the BRIT School (whose alumni include Adele and Amy Winehouse), she started her career as a dancer and choreographer, landing a role in the video for Stormzy’s seminal ‘Vossi Bop’ video. Turning her attention to music, with an EP and viral success under her belt already, her artistic talent and unique flow are leading her to great things in the world of UK rap.


Real life couple Piri & Tommy have hit upon a flourishing music partnership since meeting through social media, bubbling up in lockdown and starting to make music as a duo. Their vibrant brand of dance has connected with audiences, particularly on social media through TikTok. The platform became an unexpected source of success for them after their breakout hit ‘Soft Spot’ went viral, receiving a major label re-release, amassing more than 11 million hits on Spotify and bringing the duo to the attention of pop trailblazers such as PinkPantheress and Charli XCX.


Essex-born Cassyette is a flamboyant pop provocateur bringing a unique sound, sense of style and feminist sensibility to rock-influenced electro-pop. Having burst onto the scene, she has already made her mark over the last year, with a debut at Download’s pilot festival, where she gave her own performance and joined Frank & the Rattlesnakes for their headline set. Having provided support for Willow in London and now completed her first UK tour, she’s ready to take the scene by storm in 2022.


Manchester based DJ, singer, performer and producer Just Yaz, taught herself to DJ during lockdown. After the world opened up again, Yaz managed to build herself into one of the hottest names on the London and Manchester scene, Regularly DJ-ing at Hotspots Tape and STK amongst others, alongside working with some of the most exclusive brands including YSL, Garnier, Urban Decay, Pioneer. She is putting the final touches on her own music, with a first single due for release this summer and is currently working with some of the UK’s most exciting electronic writers including Tre Jean-Marie (Nathan Dawe, Galantis,Jax Jones), JMB (Majestic, Martin Jensen, Mimi Webb), Katy Tiz (Super-Hi, Martin Jensen) & Tim Powell (MK, Kideko, Karen Harding, Becky Hill).

The Great Escape, the festival for new music, will be kicking off the festival season by playing host to more than 500 up and coming artists and music-led conference across 35 walkable venues from 11-14 May 2022 in Brighton.