100 more acts for The Great Escape

Izzy Bizu, SG Lewis, Loyle Carner, Zak Abel, Thomas Cohen, Gilligan Moss, & more

published: Wed 30th Mar 2016

Izzy Bizu

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

100 more acts have been added to the line-up for this year's The Great Escape.

The latest additions are 808Ink, Amy Yon, Ary, Barbarella's Bang Bang, Barns Courtney, Bayonne, Beasts, Bishop, Blaenavon, Blick Bassy, Cakes da Killa, Carnival Youth, Cash+David, Chiara Hunter, City Calm, Dave, Down, Coleman Hell, Condor Avenue, Cortes, Cupids, Danielle Lewis, Desert Mountain Tribe, Doomsquad, Eyre Llew, Franko Fraize, Fronteers, Gang of Youths, Gilligan Moss, Gina Kushka, Glass, Hardwicke Circus, Hidden Charms, HMS Morris, Holy Oysters, Howling Owl, Hyphen Hyphen, Idles, Island, Izzy Bizu, Jelani Blackman, Johnny Lloyd, Jordan Allen, Julia Jacklin, Kelly Lee Owens, Kim Churchill, Kiwi, Kojey Radical, Kudu Blue, Leatherette, Leyya, Liss, Love Ssega, Loyal, Loyle Carner, Lyza, Mahalia, Man of Moon, Margo Price, Masayoshi Fujita, Max Graef + Glenn Astro, Milk And Bone, Milk Teeth, Mmoths, Mostack, Nimmo, Oliver Coates, Pleasure Beach, Prose, Red Axes, Rejjie Snow, Reuel Elijah, RevilO, Rews, Roughion, Rozi Plain, Rysy, Science Fiction Army, Sea Bed, Seazoo, Sego, Seramic, SG Lewis, Shift Work, Siska, Sway Clarke, Tempesst, The Anchoress, The Hearing, The Lounge Kittens, The Manor, The Ramona Flowers, The Sisterhood, Thomas Cohen, Throwing Shade, Tibet, Tom Walker, Toothless, Vallis Alps, View, Vladimir, Vulgarians, Vynce, Warhaus, White, Without Letters, Wolffe, and Zak Abel.

The this new strand will expand the bill even further of a line-up which already includes The Joy Formidable, Mystery Jets, Oh Wonder, Mura Masa, KLOE, Shura, Vant, Will Joseph Cook, Black Honey, Formation, Craig David's TS5, Eagulls, Money, Eska, Porches, Rag n Bone Man, Stormzy, 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, Youth Club, and many more 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.

Event Manager Kevin Moore said, "It's wonderful to be able to announce another 100 artists who will be taking part in The Great Escape 2016. We wanted to make sure this year’s line up was as exciting and as diverse as ever, championing emerging artists from as many genres as possible and I really do feel we’ve got something for every type of new music fan, no matter what you’re into. The addition of our Young Adult wristbands for those aged 16 – 17, along with our Late Escape programming has opened the festival to new attendees and fans. I can’t wait to see everyone in Brighton very soon."

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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


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