150 more acts revealed for The Great Escape

The Joy Formidable, Black Honey, Formation, Craig David's TS5, Eagulls, & more

published: Wed 24th Feb 2016

The Joy Formidable

Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st May 2016
various venues, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
early bird £59.50 for the weekend (+booking fee)
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Wed 20th Apr 2016

The third wave of 150+ acts have been announced for The Great Escape. They are led by The Joy Formidable, Black Honey, Formation, Craig David's TS5, Eagulls, Money, Eska, Porches, and Rag n Bone Man.

Also confirmed is Stormzy who will be headlining the final Spotlight Show for TGE 2016. Playing alongside him on this bill are Wstrn, J HUS, and M.O. Top up tickets and single show tickets can now be purchased for this show, taking place on Saturday 21st May at Brighton Dome Concert Hall.

The rest of the new line-up additions are Aisha Devi, Albin Lee Meldau, Aldous Harding, Alice Jemima, Amber Arcades, Anne Marie, Ardyn, As Lions, Astroid Boys, Atlas Wynd, Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, Black Foxxes, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Bonzai, Boy Jumps Ship, Bry, Cadet, Charley Marley, Ciaran Lavery, Clean Cut Kid, Cloves, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Connie Constance, Cullen Omori, The Cult Of Dom Keller, Day Wave, DBFC, Dressmaker, EERA, Eska, exmagician, Fai Baba, Fakear, Fews, Finn, Frances, Frankie Cosmos, Fufanu, Gaika, Get Inuit, Girl Friend, Go March, Good Foxy, Gordi, Greywind, Guy Andrews, Haiku Salut, Halo Tora, Haus, Highasakite, Holly Macve, Isaiah Dreads, It It Anita, Jalen N'Gonda, Jambinai, James TW, Jesse Mac Cormack, Jodie Abacus, Joe Nolan, John Metcalfe, Jones, Joy Again, Kero Kero Bonito, Kevin Garrett, Keziah, Klyne, Larkin Poe, Lawrence Taylor, Let.s Eat Grandma, Limb, Lisbon, Living Hour, Louis Mattr, M.A Beat!, Mass Gothic, Me And My Drummer, Meilyr Jones, Mieux, Monika, Mothers, Nadine Carina, Nap Eyes, Nessi, NZCA/Lines, Oh Pep!, Oktoba, PAUW, Pixx, Queen City Stoop Kids, Rationale, Reigning Days, Rhys Lewis, Riddles, Riko Dan, Riz La Teef, Rozelle, Shakka, Shvpes, Skinny Girl Diet, Skinny Living, Sly Johnson, Starling, Stephen Kellogg, Strong Asian Mothers, Surf Dads, SWMRS, Tangerines, Telegram, The Hunna, The Invisible, The Island Club, The K, The Rubens, The Sherlocks, The Shimmer Band, The Telermen, The Velveteins, The Wholls, The Wild Feathers, The Zolas, Tiggs Da Author, Tiny Ruins, Tom Misch, Trevor Sensor, Vodun, We Are The City, When Airy Met Fairy, White Miles, White Room, Wyvern Lingo, Yes We Mystic, Yonaka, and Yungen.

In total 400+ bands are expected to be announced, performing in more than 35 venues spread across Brighton over the course of three days.

The second wave of 100 acts are Songhoy Blues, Fatoumata Diawara, Inheaven, Blossoms, Band Of Skulls, Samm Henshaw, Michael Kiwanuka, Nadia Reid, 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, 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, Rømans, Royce Wood Junior, Ruth Koleva, Ry X, Shannon & The Clams, Søren Juul, Spring King, St Lucia, Stephanie Rainey, Sudakistan, Teleman, Ten Fé, The Big Moon, The Prettiots, Tim Vantol, Transviolet, Type Two Error, Uniiqu3, Vitamin, Wesley Gonzalez, William Singe, Willie J Healey, Yorkston Thorne Khan, and Youth Club.

The first acts confirmed are Mystery Jets, Oh Wonder, Mura Masa, KLOE, Shura, Vant, Will Joseph Cook, 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.

buy tickets now >

Early bird tickets are available priced at £59.50. 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.



Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st May 2016
various venues, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
early bird £59.50 for the weekend (+booking fee)
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Wed 20th Apr 2016


latest on this festival

The Great Escape 2018
festival details
last updated: Wed 4th Oct 2017
The Great Escape 2018
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Tue 19th Sep 2017
The Great Escape 2017
festival details
last updated: Tue 9th May 2017
The Great Escape 2017
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Tue 9th May 2017