Brighton’s multi venue festival, The Great Escape has revealed 100 new artists to play over the course of its 3-day duration this year. The event offers the chance to catch a wide range of artists spread across the cities best loved venues. With the likes of up and coming artists like Mura Masa and Oh Wonder already set to descend on Brighton for this year’s festivities things are shaping rather nicely.
New additions to the lineup include desert blues band Songhoy Blues who will be bringing their disctinctive sound to the Old Market venue. Stockpost psych-pop outfit Blossoms will be returning to The Great Escape for their second year. The 5 piece piece established themselves onto the scene over the year which was resulted in taking 4th spot in the BBC sound Of 2016 Poll and will be looking to deliver another stellar performance. With grime firmly back on the map, D Double E will be bringing the east London flavour along with MC’s Frisco and Lady Leshur.
New lineup additions:
A J Tracey / Actor / Alec Benjamin / Alice Phoebe Lou / Anna Meredith / Anna Of The North / Anteros / Anthonie Tonnon / Ariana & The Rose / Astrid S / Avelino / Babe / Band Of Skulls / Banners / Beaty Heart / Black Peaches / Bleached / Blossoms / Bo Rocha / Callum Beattie / Cameron Ag / Catholic Action / Causes / Chastity / Chastity Belt / Cigarettes After Sex / Coves / D Double E / Dead! / Depresno / Diet Cig / Dolores Haze / Dreller / Egyptian Blue / Elf Kid / Elifantree / Fatoumata Diawara / Frisco / George Taylor / Georgie / Grumble Bee / Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic Vhs? / Her / Iglooghost / Inheaven / Jacob Collier / Jain / James Canty / Jammz / Joseph J. Jones / Jr Green / Kate Jackson And The Wrong Moves / Khruangbin / Kiko Bun / K-X-P / Lady Leshurr / Lewis Del Mar / Little Hours / Logan Sama / Lusts / Mabel / Mai Kino / Makeness / Man & The Echo / Matthew Logan Vasquez / Michael Kiwanuka / Mossy / Mumdance / Muncie Girls / Nadia Reid / Nadia Rose / Ouzo Bazooka / Pink Oculus / Postaal / Postiljonen / Rømans / Royce Wood Junior / Ruth Koleva / Ry X / Samm Henshaw / Shannon & The Clams / Songhoy Blues / Søren Juul / Spring King / St Lucia / Stephanie Rainey / Sudakistan / Teleman / Ten Fé / The Big Moon / The Prettiots / Tim Vantol / Transviolet / Type Two Error / Uniiqu3 / Viola Beach / Vitamin / Wesley Gonzalez / William Singe / Willie J Healey / Yorkston Thorne Khan / Youth Club
The Great Escape gets under way on Thursday 19th of May and runs to Saturday 21st of May. Tickets are on sale now.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of Songhoy Blues