IIRIS to perform at The Great Escape festival in UK
Iiris at TMW HUH showcase, Von Krahl, 26th of March 2011. Photo: Tõnu Tunnel
On the 12th of May, Iiris will give two performances at one of the leading music showcase festivals in Europe – The Great Escape. Taking place in Brighton from 12th to 14th of May this year, The Great Escape started in 2006 and has previously hosted acts like Bat For Lashes, Klaxons, Glasvegas, Mumford & Sons, Kasabian, The xx, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding etc. From this year's line-up one can find Little Dragon, Friendly Fires, Yuck and The Vaccines. The event is visited by more than 4000 delegates
from all over the world.
For Iiris, who got a lot of positive feedback and Skype „Go Change The World“ Award at Tallinn Music Week 2010, such festivals are nothing new – last year she performed at Popkomm in Germany and at „Musiikki & Media“ festival in Finland.
„The fact that Iiris has been able to take part of those events shows how well Tallinn Music Week really works and how important it is to local artists. TMW, Popkomm and Musiikki & Media have all given us new
supporters, contacts and have helped us to take another step forward,“ explains Iiris' manager Toomas Olljum.
In the beginning of this year, Iiris was chosen to be the artist of the week in MTV Iggy blog: „A depressingly few amount of bands have “it. ”In fact, I’m pretty sure I didn’t know what “it” was, until I
listened to Estonian singer/songwriter/pianist IIRIS. IIRIS has the eclecticism, the smarts, the innovation, the pop sound, not to mention the adorable/pretty image to become a huge mega mega mega star.“
IIRIS has already been confirmed to a number of festivals in France, Poland, Finland, Russia and Latvia this year.