The Great Escape looks ahead to 2018
If you are looking for something to get you through the cold, hard winter months, then you can officially start looking forward to Brighton’s Great Escape Festival next May. Why? Because they have already begun announcing some of the acts on next year’s bill!
The Great Escape, internationally renowned for breaking the best and brightest new talent and an industry hotbed for music networking, is now in its 13th year. We’ve been present at many of the previous years and we can’t wait to get back down to the sunny (ok… and often quite rainy) south coast for next year’s instalment.
TGE last week announced that not one but two MOBO nominated headliners will set Brighton Dome ablaze. Arguably one of Birmingham’s biggest rappers, MIST is making waves with his honest and thoughtful lyrics, sell-out UK tour and millions of YouTube views. Joining him is North London MC MoStack whose catchy hooks and Afrotrap sound have been gaining him attention and have led to collaborations with some of the biggest UK rap artists on the scene including Krept N Konan, J Hus and Dave. High energy, intense and with a few surprises along the way, this show will be anything but dull.
Mist says: “I’m excited to play at The Great Escape It’s gonna be a madness! Me and MoStack gonna shut the place down. Gang Business.” Meanwhile MoStack says: “Had such a sick time last year, happy to be coming back to the festival that supports new acts”
Another highlight will be Brighton’s own Grace Carter, who’ll hit up her home crowd fresh off her first tour supporting Dua Lipa. Elsewhere, we’re bang up for catching Jerry Williams (pictured top) who was one of the hits of TGE 2017, while Mansionair will represent good ol’ Straya well.
Sam Fender can often be found working and playing in a 400 year-old Tyneside fishing pub. Now he’ll be taking festival go-ers through a range of emotions with his euphoric and heart-wrenching songs (as supported by BBC Introducing and regularly played on Virgin Radio).
You can also look forward to Hak Baker, duo Girlhood, and Manchester foursome Pale Waves as well as classically trained Ama Lou, who at only eighteen years old is creating smooth RnB sounds with powerful lyrics and perfectly produced electronic beats, whilst Scotland’s Lewis Capaldi will captivate crowds with his honest songwriting, raw soulful vocals and gentle instrumentation. M.I.L.K. from Copenhagen will bring his own brand of RnB-tinged yacht rock to the festival, perfect in the lead up to summer.
Here is the line-up so far. More to follow of course.
ÁINE CAHILL / AMA LOU / AWATE / BAD GYAL / BENNY MAILS / CITY CALM DOWN / COIN / DAN STOCK / DENZEL HIMSELF / DREAM STATE / EBENEZER / FEET / FREAK / FRED WELL / GIRLHOOD / GRACE CARTER / HAK BAKER / HOTEL LUX / HUNTER & THE BEAR / JERRY WILLIAMS / JOY CROOKES / KATIE VON SCHLEICHER / KING NUN / KOPS / LEWIS CAPALDI / LOVE SSEGA / MAISIE PETERS / MANSIONAIR / MIKAELA DAVIS / M.I.L.K / MIST / MONCRIEFF / MOSTACK / NAAZ / PALE WAVES / PARTNER / PITOU / PROMISELAND / RUBY EMPRESS / S4U / SAM FENDER / SAY SUE ME / SPORTS TEAM / STELLA DONNELLY / STEREO HONEY / TAMINO / TEN TONNES / THE NINTH WAVE / THE ORIELLES / VALERAS / WILD FRONT
THE GREAT ESCAPE, BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX, UK – 17-19 MAY 2018
Tickets and further information: www.greatescapefestival.com