The second wave of 100 acts have been announced for The Great Escape. They are led by Songhoy Blues who are announced for a spotlight show at Old Market, supported by Fatoumata Diawara. Also announced are Inheaven, Blossoms, Band Of Skulls, Samm Henshaw, Michael Kiwanuka, and Nadia Reid.
The rest of the new additions are A J Tracey, Actor, Alec Benjamin, Alice Phoebe Lou, Anna Meredith, Anna Of The North, Anteros, Anthonie Tonnon, Ariana and The Rose, Astrid S, Avelino, Babe, Banners, Beaty Heart, Black Peaches, Bleached, 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, Frisco, George Taylor, Georgie, Grumble Bee, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, Her, Iglooghost, 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, Mossy, Mumdance, Muncie Girls, Nadia Rose, Ouzo Bazooka, Pink Oculus, Postaal, Postiljonen, Romans, Royce Wood Junior, Ruth Koleva, Ry X, Shannon and the Clams, Soren Juul, Spring King, St. Lucia, Stephanie Rainey, Sudakistan, Teleman, Ten Fe, The Big Moon, The Prettiots, Tim Vantol, Transviolet, Type Two Error, Uniiqu3, Viola Beach, Vitamin, Wesley Gonzalez, William Singe, Willie J Healey, Yorkston / Thorn / Khan, and Youth Club.
They join a line-up of acts already announced including Mystery Jets, Oh Wonder, Mura Masa, KLOE, Shura, Vant, and Will Joseph Cook, plus 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, LCMDF, Methyl Ethel, Natur3, Northeast Party House, Otherkin, Owen Rabbit, Pumarosa, Rukhsana Merrise, Saint Sister, Salute, Slum Sociable, Strange Bones, Tigercub, Timberwolf, Trudy, and Tuff Love.
With the new year comes new developments, one of which this year sees The Great Escape's age limit reduced to 16+ at certain venues, opening the door for an even broader spectrum of music fans.
The Great Escape features international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at venues all over Brighton. The dates are confirmed as Thursday 19th until Saturday 21st May 2016.
In total 400+ bands will be announced, performing in more than 35 venues spread across Brighton over the course of three days.
For more details see The Great Escape line-up page.
In its eleven year history, The Great Escape has quickly established itself as an international platform for new talent, with over 30 countries represented throughout the three-day programme.
Early bird tickets are available priced at £49.50. A 3-day Festival ticket gives you access to the core venues, subject to each venues capacity. As in previous years, a small number of our shows will take place at The Dome in Brighton. The line-up for these shows will be announced early next year. 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.
As well as the live music, there's also a number of "Parkinson" style 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.
Delegate passes are priced at £100. To buy delegates tickets now, click here.
The venues are all a close walk from each other with each venue equipped to an international showcase standard.
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