The Great Escape features hundreds of international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at venues all over Brighton.
The dates for this the 12th edition are confirmed as Thursday 17th until Saturday 19th May 2018.
The first acts have been announced, which include acts from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, USA, as well as the UK.
For all of the acts announced so far please see the line-up page.
In total 400+ bands are expected to be announced, performing in more than 35 venues spread across Brighton over the course of three days.
Festival tickets are on sale, currently priced at £55 for a 3-day adult ticket.
A 3-day Festival ticket gives you access to the core venues, subject to each venues capacity. A small number of the shows will take place at The Dome in Brighton; to ensure guaranteed access to Dome Shows, attendees will be able to top up their festival wristband for a small fee, or purchase separate gig tickets.
Note: over 18s only.
For 2018, The Netherlands will be the lead international partner.
The Great Escape's lead international partnerships have enabled new and emerging artists from some of the most exciting music markets in the world to showcase their talents in front of the festivals internationally diverse audience of industry and festival goers.
The Great Escape has welcomed previous lead international partners including Switzerland (2017), Latvia and Lithuania (2016), United Kingdom (2015), Finland (2014), Poland (2013), Catalonia & The Balearic Islands (2012), Ireland (2011), Australia (2010), New Zealand (2009), Norway (2008), France (2007) and Canada (2006).
As well as the live music, there's also a number of interviews with luminaries from the world of Music and Media, to show the way in which success is achieved, as well as educational panels, workshops and networking sessions. The UK's premiere music business convention, is a place for music industry professionals from across the world to exchange knowledge, ideas, contacts and business.
More information will be here when available.
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