One hundred and twenty five new acts have been announced for The Great Escape, which features hundreds of international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at venues all over Brighton from Thursday 18th until Saturday 20th May 2017.
There's also Abra Cadabra, Agar Agar, Alex Cameron, Altameda, Alyss, Amy Becker, Aristophanes, Asgeir, Babeheaven, Bad Pop, Bad Sounds, Bang Bang Romeo, Bantam Lyons, Beliefs, Biuret, Blackwaters, Brent Cobb, Bruce O Yates, Camo Clave, Childhood, Chinah, Code Walk, Colter Wall, Confidence Man, Crimsons, Dakota, Dat Brass, Debrah Scarlet, DGS Samurai Champs, Douglas Dare, Ekali, Estrons, Faith I Branko, FiFi Rong, Fish, Flyte, Folly Rae, Forest of Fools, Frank Gamble, Gardna, Girli, Harrison Brome, Haux, Hazel English, Hearts Hearts, Hello Moth, Hipsters Don't Dance , Honey Lung, Immigrant Swing, Into The Ark, Isaac Gracie, Jack Ladder, Jackdat, Jarami, Jay Som, Jerry Williams, Joe Fox, Jossy Mitsu, Judah & The Lion, Julie Bergan, Killason, King Henry, Knucks, Kovacs, La Jungle, Las Aves, Leo Stannard, Life, Little Hours, Luxury Death, Lyra, Marc O'Reilly, Maria Kelly, Matt Maltese, Mo Kenney, Monico Blonde, Mystic Braves, Mungo, Not3s, Nova Twins, Oscar Jerome, Otzeki, OUTLYA, Overcoats, Paigey Cakey, Parekh & Singh, Paris Youth Foundation, Pavo Pavo, Perturbator, Poor Nameless Boy, Port Cities, Prince Vaseline, Rahh, Raye, Royal Tusk, Sailor And I, Sara Sara, She-devils, Shy Luv, Smerz, Songe, Sons, Tamir Grinberg, Tash LC, Ten Tonnes, Tennyson, The Avulsions, The Blinders, The Brass Funkeys, The Districts, The Monotones, Thomas Azier, Victoria, Wallflower, Wallwork b2b Tsvi, Wild Front, Will Heard, William Prince, Xamvolo, Yxng Bane, Zach Said, and Zak Abel.
In total 400+ bands are expected to be announced, performing in more than 35 venues spread across Brighton over the course of three days, and 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.
Tickets are available priced at £60 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.
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