The Great Escape adds new fire!
What will you be doing in three weeks’ time? Well, if you have any sense, you’ll be doing exactly the same as us… watching some of the best music on the flipping planet in one of the UK’s most awesome cities. Yup, The Great Escape kicks off very, very soon.
We’ve already brought you a couple of lists of acts that you simply can’t afford to miss, and TGE has announced that the festival will be unleashing some of the hottest upcoming afrobeat, rap, grime, dancehall and bashment artists on Brighton for three days of musical pandemonium.
Adding that extra fire to the line-up is one of the UK’s most lauded rappers, grime trailblazer KANO, who is going to be heading up the third spotlight show and bringing with him a sizzling bunch of friends including Little Simz, Ghetts, Kojo Funds, DJ Maximum and DJ’s Elijah and Skilliam. This show will take place on Friday May 19th at The Old Market.
Kano told us, “I can’t wait to get back onstage with my band, and what makes it even more exciting is that I got some friends with me. And they just so happen to be some of the best in the game today.”
Another incredible addition to the line-up sees the NEW GEN crew coming together for a club night featuring some of the best underground artists from the UK’s grime and rap scenes, including NEW GEN executive producer and rapper Renz and crafty beatmaker and lyricist Jevon.
And there’s more: Irish wordsmith and rapper extraordinaire Rejjie Snow will sweep festival-goers up in his effortless flow, whilst Stefflon Don is ready to cause a stir as she conquers the UK rap scene with her crossover-dancehall, hip-hop, grime and RnB. Rapper, poet and visual artist Kojey Radical will turn heads with his fierce and compelling lyricism. Also look out for (deep breath) Abra Cadabra, Kojo Funds, Ray Blk, Avelino, Raye, 67, Belly Squad, Cosima, Sturla Atlas and Oscar Jerome.
IT’S APPENING SOON
If you are heading to TGE, then you need to download yourself The Great Escape app. It’s an essential tool to help you keep on top of what’s happening. There is so much going on that you need to be organised or run the risk of missing out on some seriously awesome acts. The app is now available and allows you to schedule your own personalised festival programme and get access to exclusive material from both the festival and convention. The Great Escape App can be downloaded for free on IOS and Android. Details here.
The full list of artists announced today is as follows:
67 / ABRA CABRA / AMY BECKER / AVELINO / BELLY SQUAD / COCO / COSIMA / DGS SAMURAI CHAMPS / DJ MAXIMUM / ELIJAH / GHETTS / HARE SQUEAD / JEVON / KANO / KILLASON / KNUCKS / KOJEY RADICAL / KOJO FUNDS / LITTLE SIMZ / MC SNIPER / MUNGO / NEW GEN/ NOT3S / OSCAR JEROME / PAIGE CAKEY / RAG N BONE MAN / RAY BLK / RAYE / REJIIE SNOW / RENZ / RYAN DE LA CRUZ / SAMPA THE GREAT / SHOGUN / SKILLIAM / SLANG / STEFLON DON / STURLA ATLAS / TASH LC / TIZZY & BRANDZ / WALLWORK BSB TSVI / YOUNG T & BUGSEY / YXNG BANE
THE GREAT ESCAPE BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX, UK – 18-20 MAY 2017
Tickets and further information: www.greatescapefestival.com
GREAT ECAPE 2017 FESTIVAL TICKETS – £65
GREAT ESCAPE 2017 DELEGATE PASSES – £250
EARLY BIRD GREAT ESCAPE 2017 YOUNG ADULT TICKETS (16 & 17 YEAR OLDS) – £32
RAG’N’BONE SPOTLIGHT SHOW TICKETS: SOLD OUT
SLAVES PIER PARTY SPOTLIGHT SHOW: SOLD OUT
THURSDAY – SOLD OUT
FRIDAY – SOLD OUT
SATURDAY – £42
FRIDAY & SATURDAY – £54
YOUNG ADULT SATURDAY – £29