Great Escape Fest: Korean Artists


Annual Brighton festival, The Great Escape, showcases over 400 up and coming artists from all over the world across 35 walk-able venues. This year the festival takes place from the 13th to the 16th of May. Manchester-based Aitch is one of this year’s Spolight artists. 

This year three Korean artists are set to take to the stage.


BIBI is an urban R&B/Hip Hop singer-songwriter based in Seoul, South Korea. She was a former contestant on Korean audition TV show, The Fan (SBS, 2019). She made it into the finale of the show and took second place. Her unique voice, soul and aesthetic has been appealing to music listeners from all generations and she is also mentioned by many talented musical artists. She released her debut single “BINU”right after the show in 2019 and has released one more single and an EP. BIBI recently has featured to J.Y. Park’s new single ‘Fever’. BIBI has starred in a horror film that is going to be release in 2020.


A diverse music collective taking their name from the famous Asian tiger balm ointment, Balming Tiger is a self-proclaimed ‘alternative multi-national k-pop band’ with the aim to create a global impact. Balming Tiger’s main creative vision is to reflect and represent today’s younger generation of society, with also having the goal of further popularising Asian culture to the rest of the world. Members include Artists Omega Sapien and Sogumm, Producers San Yawn and Unsinkable, DJ Abyss, Film-maker Jan’qui, creating a group that is both talented and versatile.

From their first mixtape ‘Balming Tiger vol.1 : 虎媄304’, to the most recent release of Balming Tiger, Omega Sapien – POP THE TAG chooses to approach music from a versatile standpoint rather than one recurring genre, taking advantage of the opportunities brought by using the internet as a platform for music distribution.
In particular, their first mixtape ‘Balming Tiger vol.1 : 虎媄304’ acts as a unique fusion between various typica


Samuel Seo’s music is difficult to determine in words. His music crosses genres without making the distinction between rapping and vocal. The first EP was released in 2013, followed by in 2015. His most recent album in 2019 featured 13 tracks that demonstrated his ability as a producer by participating in songwriting, composing and arranging. The artist has won the ‘Best R&B Soul Record Award’ at the 13th Korea Popular Music Awards.

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