The Great Escape adds 100 acts to line-up
Having already announced 50 artists for their 2017 festival, including Rag’ n’ Bone Man, Ray BLK, Cabbage and Nilüfer Yanya, The Great Escape has now dropped another 100 names to make you wish it was May already. Check this out.
Slaves return to TGE for their ‘Slaves Pier Party’ a Spotlight Show Spectacular, completely taking over Brighton Palace Pier and fairground. This will be one of the most unique shows ever staged at TGE. Ticket holders will be able to enjoy the fairground delights at the end of the pier as part of their entry to the show with ride tokens included as part of their ticket. Festival goers will be able to register for the chance to receive free tickets for this unmissable spotlight show. Standalone tickets can also be purchased to guarantee entry.
Other acts added to the line-up include Stefflon Don who is currently conquering the UK rap scene with her effortless crossover between dancehall, hip-hop, grime and RnB, and Tottenham lyricist Avelino, whose warm tone, smart wordplay and intricate productions have garnered praise from the likes of DJ Semtex and Stormzy.
We’re particularly looking forward to catching Sampa The Great, who is obviously well known to our Australian readers, as are punk-rockers Tired Lion and the amazing Lisa Mitchell and Gordi. Meanwhile, Brightonians might already know locals The Magic Gang, who craft soulful, pop-driven songs with a 60s feel.
Elsewhere, Cosima’s rich, soulful sound stirs audiences with its honesty and intimacy. Amber Bain comes to The Great Escape with brand new project The Japanese House and rolk-rock sensation Marika Hackman will showcase tracks from her hotly anticipated upcoming album. Native Dancer use acoustic instruments, synthesizers and samplers to fuse elements of pop, soul, jazz and electro funk.
Having started out as an art project, Dream Wife have garnered attention for their bold aesthetic, distinctive alt-grunge sound and immersive shows, while HMLTD will bombard the senses with their experimental punk, outlandish visuals and chaotic live shows.
Synth-pop trio Off Bloom from Copenhagen have been splitting their time between studios in Denmark and London creating catchy electronic tracks with the likes of AlunaGeorge and Two Inch Punch, whilst Salen offer infectious pop tracks with sugary sweet vocals, light instrumentation and dark lyrics, and Tom Grennan has already provided vocals for Chase and Status and is making a name for himself with his bluesy, soulful tone.
Working alongside this year’s international partner Swiss Music Export, The Great Escape have also picked out some of the hottest artists from Switzerland too. So you won’t be short of acts to see over three epic days of awesomeness.
Here’s the full line-up:
67 /ADAM NAAS / ÁINE CAHILL / AINSLIE WILLS / AVELINO / BABA SHRIMPS / BALOJI / BELLY SQUAD / BETTY WHO / BOKITO / BRYDE / BUSTY AND THE BASS / BUVETTE / CATHERINE MCGRATH / CHARLIE STRAW / CHEAP MEAT / CHILDCARE / CLUB DRIVE / COCOA FUTURES / COSIMA / DAGNY / DAN CROLL / DEAD PRETTIES / DIANE BIRCH / DREAM WIFE / FAZERDAZE / FRANCOBOLLO / FREAK / FROTH / GABRIELLA COHEN / GORDI / HARE SQUEAD / HMLTD / HOMESHAKE / HORSE THIEF / HUSKY LOOPS / ILL / J. BERNARDT / JAKE HOULSBY / JERKCURB / JESSE TERRY / JOHN K. SAMSON / JORDAN MACKAMPA / JUDAS / KANE STRANG / KING NUN / KOJO FUNDS / KOLARS / KUDU BLUE / LIKE A MOTORCYCLE / LISA MITCHELL / LOWLY / MAMMÚT / MARIKA HACKMAN / MAUNO / MC SNIPER / MOLLY / MOSA WILD / MULLALLY / NATIVE DANCER / NOGA EREZ / NORTH DOWNS / OCTOBER DRIFT / ODD BEHOLDER / OFF BLOOM / OLYMPIA / ONE SENTENCE. SUPERVISOR / OUR GIRL / PARCELS / PAULI. / PICTURE THIS / PIXEY / PUMAROSA / ROSBOROUGH / SÄLEN / SAMPA THE GREAT / SHOGUN / SLAVES / SOSHE / STEFFLON DON / STEVE JAMES / STEVIE PARKER / SULTAN OF THE DISCO / SWIMMING TAPES / TENDER / THE BAY RAYS / THE GOON SAX / THE JAPANESE HOUSE / THE MAGIC GANG / THE PARROTS / THE RHYTHM METHOD / THE SANDINISTAS / TIRED LION / TOM GRENNAN / TSAR B / WILL JOSEPH COOK / YELLOW DAYS / YOUNG BLOOD / YOUNGR / YOWL / ZEAL & ARDOR
The Great Escape takes place between 18-20 May across various venues in Brighton. For tickets and further information, visit: www.greatescapefestival.com.