Following the first acts announced for The Great Escape's spin off 'First Fifty' another 20 acts have been announced to appear at Brighton next year.They are (in alphabetical order) Alma, Anna Straker, Casi, Cherry Glazerr, Croox, Goat Girl, Gold Class, Gurr, Jacques, Lowell, Middle Kids, Rag n Bone Man, Ray BLK, Shame, Sigrid, Slotface, Sophie Hunger, Turla Atlas, The Moonlandingz, and Yonaka.
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 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 18th until Saturday 20th May 2017.
The first acts announced were James Hersey, The Age Of L.U.N.A, Hannah Georgas, Be Charlotte, Tigertown, Jameszoo, Pote, Drones Club, Indigo Husk, L.A. Salami., Cabbage, Shitkid, Gothic Tropic, Plaitum, Ider, Ray BLK, Miles From Kinshasa, Klangstof, Nilufer Yanya, Skott, Shells, Fil Bo River, Matt Maeson, MarthaGunn, Sarathy Korwar, Moses, St Phnx, Abattoir Blues, Hisky Loops, Eats Fast, Brain Deady, and Carys Selvey.
This year The Great Escape's lead country will be Switzerland’s music industry with performances from some of the country’s most prominent rising stars.
For the first time, all festival goers will have the opportunity to access Spotlight Shows for free without needing to buy a top-up ticket. An allocation of tickets will be set aside for each Spotlight Show for anyone who has bought a 3-day or single day festival ticket. Any ticket buyers interested in attending a Spotlight Show will then have the chance to register their interest via a pre-registration page. All those who sign-up will then receive a message the day before the show with instructions on where they can pick up tickets in Brighton on a first come, first served basis. To guarantee entry, separate Spotlight Show tickets will also be available.
Kevin Moore, Event Manager said, "TGE continues to break the mould and here we come again with the first fifty bands confirmed to play in 2017 that demonstrate what a unique and diverse festival we are. We’re truly delighted to welcome Rag’n’Bone back to the event for our first Spotlight Show, it’s going to be an incredible homecoming performance. It’s our mission to give everyone the opportunity to discover their new favourite artist and with the introduction of our festival ticket deposit scheme, as well as the return of our Young Adult tickets for those aged 16 and 17, the festival is more accessible than ever before. Roll on May!"
Early bird festival tickets tickets are available priced at £55 for adults and £32 for young adults (aged 16-17 years). 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 the 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.
Early bird delegate passes are available priced at £165 (+booking fee). To buy delegates tickets now, click here.
A Great Escape delegate pass gets you access to all the core strands of the convention, including insight sessions, panels, conversations, networking events and parties, plus priority access into all festival venues subject to capacity. There are available for over 18s only.
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