Returning to Brighton this May (14th -16th), The Great Escape have completed their line-up for its 10th birthday festival.
In just over six weeks, Europe’s biggest festival for new music will take over 30+ venues across the city, bringing 18,000 music lovers with it.
With over 400 of the best up and coming artists now on the line-up and with a number of special guests still to be announced, The Great Escape will once again give festival-goers an unrivalled opportunity to explore an international circuit of future sounds.
Completing the triptych of special 10th birthday shows are Skepta & JME*. Two of the original pioneers of the Grime genre, Skepta is currently leading the scene’s resurgence onto a global platform with his warm welcome into the highest levels of the Hip Hop universe.
With his fourth studio album ‘Konnichiwa’ soon to drop, Skepta will take to the Brighton Dome Concert Hall, the festival’s biggest stage, on Saturday 16th May, alongside his brother JME, the founding pillar of the notorious Boy Better Know Collective.
Skepta and JME join Alabama Shakes* (now sold out) and Kate Tempest*, with support from Hollie McNish and George The Poet on playing the festival’s biggest stages across the three days.
Amongst those joining the line-up today are TGE 2006 alumni The Cribs, who have just released their sixth studio album ‘For All My Sisters’, Supergrass frontman turned solo musician Gaz Coombes, who first played TGE in 2012, Australia’s beat-heavy Singer/Rapper Tkay Maidza, South London Grime MC Afrikan Boy, alt-grunge five-piece Hyena, atmospheric multi-instrumentalist Tropics, French actress and singer Cécile Crochon, aka Hollysix, and the Lower East Side soul-infused, R&B duo Lion Babe, who have just collaborated with Pharrell on latest release ‘Wonder Woman’.
Bringing an eclectic mix of emerging talent to Brighton this May The Great Escape also welcomes Chicago rapper and Joey Bada$$ collaborator Mick James, heavy guitars from LA-based Queen Kwong, Cambridge rock outfit Lonely The Brave, the solo venture from one half of ‘Fuck Buttons’ Blanck Mass, acoustic blues artist Dan Owen, captivating singer-songwriter Rhodes, rap-rock band The One Hundred and left-field singer-songwriter Jane Weaver.
The Arts Council England supported Great Day Out, a new multi-venue underage mini festival programmed especially for a 14+ audience, and today welcomes Get Inuit, K.Flay, NEw City Kings, Klara Ketela and Optical to the line-up.
Looking to embrace younger music fans, it will take place on Saturday 16th May at Komedia and Komedia Studio Bar.
The full list of artists announced are as follows:
A.O.S.O.O.N / ACID ARAB / ADY SULEIMAN / AFRIKAN BOY / AKCADAMY / AL BAIRRE / ALLUSONDRUGS / ANDREAS MOE / ARBORIST / ASTRONOMYY / BABY QUEENS / BAD WEED / BAXTER DURY / BEACH BABY / BILL RYDER JONES / BLANCK MASS / BLAUE BLUME / BONKAZ / BRIKA / BRISTOL / C. DUNCAN / CAPE CUB / CASI / CC SMUGGLERS / CHILLI AND THE WHALEKILLERS / CIARAN LAVERY / DAISY VICTORIA / DAN OWEN / DAUDI MATSIKO / DJ NATURE / DUKE GARWOOD / ELIAS / EMPRESS OF / ENGLISH HERETIC / FEKKY / FEVERIST / FICKLE FRIENDS / FLOAT FALL / FRANCISCO THE MAN / FURS / GABI / GAZ COOMBES / GEORGIA / GET INUIT / GRAMOTONES / HANNAH LOU CLARK / HEIN COOPER / HO99O9 / HOLLYSIZ / HOOTON TENNIS CLUB / HYENA / INDIGO FACE / JACK ROBERT HARDMAN / JAMIE LAWSON / JANE WEAVER / JEANNE ADDED / JEREMY? / JERRY WILLIAMS / JESSE SHEEHAN / JME / JOE DOLMAN / JPNSGRLS / JULIA MARCELL / JUNIUS MEYVANT / K.I.D / KELVIN JONES / KLARA KETELAARS / KLO / KUENTA I TAMBU / LANDSHAPES / LIBERTO WOLF / LILY RENDLE-MOORE / LION BABE / LLOYD YATES / LONELY THE BRAVE / LORIS / MIAMIGO / MICK JENKINS / MILE ME DEAF / MODEL AEROPLANES / MUGWUMP / NAH / NEON SATURDAYS / NEW CITY KINGS / NGOD / OCEAN WISDOM / OKMALUMKOOLKAT / ÓLAH BLISS / OLIVER DALDRY / OLIVIER HEIM / OPTICAL / P.H. FAT / PALACE / PLASTIC MERMAIDS / QUEEN KWONG / RAYE / REBECCA CLEMENTS / RHODES / RIA MAE / ROB FINLAY / ROBYN SHERWELL / RORY INDIANA / SABELLA / SASHA SIEM / SAY YES DOG / SAYCET / SCARLET RASCAL / SG LEWIS / SHOPPING / SKEPTA / SLUG / SONAR SOUL / SPRING KING / STAL / SUNFLOWER BEAN / SYKES / TAMA SUMO / THE ACADEMIC / THE ACCIDENTALS / THE BIG BLUFF / THE CRIBS / THE MISPERS / THE MOON / THE ONE HUNDRED / THE STRYPES / THE VRYLL SOCIETY / THOR RIXON / TKAY MAIDZA / TOR MILLER / TORA / TRIANA PARK / TROPICS / TUSKS / VERSUS YOU / WARM GRAVES / WHILK AND MISKY / WHITE / WYLES & SIMPSON / YORKE / YOUNG KATO / YOUNG ROMANCE / YUNG / ZAK ABEL / ZIBRA / ΩRACLES
KATE TEMPEST, ALABAMA SHAKES, DJANGO DJANGO, IBEYI, GENGHAR, DUTCH UNCLES, LAURA DOGGETT, SLAVES, TEI SHI, THE THURSTON MOORE BAND, LÅPSLEY, LA PRIEST, GHOST CULTURE, GEORGE THE POET, NAO, KELELA, MEW, SHANNON SAUNDERS, STROMZY, SWIM DEEP, MUMDANCE & NOVELIST
Three-day festival passes which give access to all core TGE gigs over weekends are on sale now for just £54.00 + booking fees. 1 and 2 day TGE tickets are now on sale from £25.00 + booking fees. Delegate passes, which give additional access to all TGE convention events and priority access to live shows, are available at the saver price of £175.00
For tickets and further information, visit www.greatescapefestival.com