The Great Escape is the music festival that takes place at over 30 venues in the city of Brighton, with the aim of showcasing emerging artists from all over the globe in one place, for those in the music industry and for fans of new music to find the next big thing or favourite band.
The Great Escape consists of a number of gigs in Brighton’s most popular music venues, including the Brighton Dome, not to mention secret gigs, club nights and also a convention, where keynote speeches, panels and debates bringing those in the music industry closer together also takes place.
The 11th instalment of The Great Escape will take place on the 19th-21st May and will see the organisers going in harder than ever before. The first line up announcement has just been publicised, with 50 up and coming artists set to appear alongside each other on an already strong bill that can only get better from here.
The line up for The Great Escape so far contains spotlight shows from a trio of British artists that are Oh Wonder, Shura and Mura Masa, all of which will all take place at The All Saints Church.
Full line up announcement:
ALINA ORLOVA / AXEL FLOVENT / BANFF / BANFI / BEACH BABY / BOO SEEKA / CHERIE AND RENNO / CONNER YOUNGBLOOD / DAGNY / DECLAN MCKENNA / DILLY DALLY / DIRTY FRIGS / DORSAL FINS / DRONES CLUB / ELLE EXXE / FENNE LILY / FORT LEAN / FOXTROTT / GIRLI / HOLY ESQUE / ISAAC GRACIE / JACK WATTS / JAMES GRUNTZ / JUNK SON / KLOE / LCMDF / METHYL ETHEL / MURA MASA / MYSTERY JETS / NATUR3 / NORTH EAST PARTY HOUSE / OH WONDER / OTHERKIN / OWEN RABBIT / PUMAROSA / RUKHSANA MERRISE / SAINT SISTER / salute / SHURA / SLUM SOCIABLE / STRANGE BONES / TIGERCUB / TIMBERWOLF / TRUDY / TUFF LOVE / VANT / WILL JOSEPH COOK
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Mystery Jets