May 17th at the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton sees iluvlive team up with The Great Escape Festival to showcase a selection of exciting news acts they are working with on their development programme, plus local talent Libby Whitehouse.
This year iluvlive celebrates 15 years of events with previous performers including Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Chip, Emeil Sande, Naughty Boy, Professor Green, Ray Blk, Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Katy B, Shakka, Kano, Krept & Konan, Izzy Bizu and Wretch 32 to name but a few. 
 
iluvlive also run an annual artist development programme and have a record label and management arm (Izzy Bizu, Jords and Emmavie).
iluvlive have a whole series of exciting new initiatives for 2018 alongside The Alternative Great Escape showcase including three dates at The Jigsaw Festival in Camden in August, The BBC Fringe Festival the launch of ILUVLIVE+ and iluvlive presents as well as annual initiatives, ILUVLIVE Fusion (extra networking element), the ILUVLIVE Hotlist and Industry Special.
ILUVLIVE MD Rachael Bee said “Its incredible to be entering our 15th year and with the success of Izzy Bizu and so many artists that have emerged via our platform, we feel immensely proud of the work we do. It’s particularly exciting to bring together for the first time some of the artists we have worked with on the development programme. We are looking forward to the next 15 years and all the future success stories we will be a part of”
Click here for more insight into ILUVLIVE or watch the 15th year celebration video here Featuring exclusive new footage of Rak Su, Ray Blk, Tom Grennan, Yxng Bane & Nadia Rose.

iluvlive @ The Great Escape
Date: Thursday 17th may 2018
Venue: The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Tickets: Free with TGE delegate pass or £5 advance: http://www.iluvlive.co.uk
 
Performances from: 
Emmavie is a self-taught singer/songwriter, producer and DJ from London. Specialising in what she describes as "limitless,
soulful, future RnB", her music is anamalgamation of 90s RnB influences and her love for digital audio experimentation. She has an album coming out this summer on US indie Soulection and recently supported Masego on his European tour. Her headline show on 30th April in London is sold out.
 
Laura White
Laura White is a grammy nominated singer-songwriter and soulstress from Manchester. Signed to Peer Publishing she wrote Rita Ora’s ‘NY Raining’ but is now focused on her own music.With an extraordinary vocal range , she is one of the few artists who is even better live than on record.
She has a single coming in June on Joat/ Universal  featuring Ms Banks , with further singles and an album to follow and two headline shows in London (22nd June Camden Assembly) and Manchester 27th June Night and Day Café.
 
Jords, 
a rapper/songwriter from South London, has earned his stripes by combining clever lyrics with raw emotion and thought provoking concepts His debut album in 2016 led to sessions For Sofar Sounds and Mahogany, as well as performing at St. Paul’s Cathedral and a sold-out headline show at Camden Assembly in early 2017. He released an EP on iluvlive records in summer 17 and has a new EP on Kobalt dropping on May 11th as well as headline show at Nottinghill Arts Club on May 2nd.
 
Anjelo Disons, 
left the Brit School last year and is a singer/songwriter producer and multi-instrumentalist.
His debut EP released on 25th June is a masterful piece of soul music,
sprinkled with heart-warming melodies, guitar riffs and a jazzy hint of scatting.
At 16, with his overwhelming charm and confidence, Anjelo sang alongside legend, Teedra Moses with his own version of “Just Wanna Be Your Girl” sweeping her off her feet and capturing hearts across the net.
 
Tobi Sunmola 
is a 24 year old artist, producer and visual curator from Manchester via Nigeria. At 18 he received support from Adidas winning the opportunity of a session with Wretch 32, at 21 he performed his first ever London show at the Royal Albert Hall at 22 he was selected to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at The BBC Big Weekend and was picked up by Kobalt who released his debut EP in 2017 to critical acclaim. He is now putting the finishing touch’s to his new EP due shortly.
 
Libby Whitehouse
, is a 17-year old music artist from Brighton, who despite her young years is making industry waves bigger than those you’ll find off the coast of her iconic seaside hometown. She recently held a position in the Top 30 of the ‘Spotify UK Viral Chart’, Number #1 and #2 in the Brighton Spotify chart for sixty consecutive days, and a combined total of 300,000 streams show the music is doing the talking for this Brighton singer-songwriter.