Another 150 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.
Also new are Ailbhe Reddy, Aldous Harding, Alice Jemima, Ama Lou, Anteros, Artificial Pleasure, Astroid Boys, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Ayia, Azusena, Baby Queens, Beauty Sleep, Becky & The Birds, Bert Miller and the Animal Folk, Bess Atwell, Betti, Bite The Buffalo, Blood Red Shoes, Blue Lab Beats, Callum Beattie, Callum Stewart, Cassels, Champs, Charlotte Day Wilson, Chelou, Coco, Communions, Cosmic Strip, Cosmo Pyke, Cupids, Cut_, Dan Bettridge, Dan Caplen, Darlia, Dean Lewis, Delaney Davidson, Denai Moore, Dodie, Elder Island, Elizabete Bal?us, Emme Woods, Ephemerals, Fishbach, Flamingods, George Maple, Giant Rooks, Girl Ray, Glassmaps, Goose, Hannah Grace, Happy Accidents, Hejira, Her's, Honey Hahs, Howl, Hungry Joe, Hyperculte, Inheaven, Isabella Cross, Isobel Anderson, Jacko Hooper, Jade Bird, Jagara, Jnthn Stein, Joe Hertz, John Adams, John Joseph Brill, Julien Gasc, Kamikaze Girls, Kim Janssen, Kojey Radical, Lakuta, Little Club, Low Island, Madame Gandhi, Matt Woods, Me + Marie, Mellow Gang, Michael Baker, Mikko Joensuu, Miya Folick, Mome, Monster Florence, Napoleon Gold, Nathan Ball, Orla Gartland, Papooz, Park Hotel , Pixx, Pom Poko, Puma Blue, Raheem Bakare, Raketkanon, RedFaces, Rhys Lewis, Robocobra Quartet, Ronya, Rory Wynne, Rosie Carney, Ryan De La Cruz, Sabella, Salute, Shit Girlfriend, Shock Machine, Shout Out Louds, Slang, Soleima, Sonia Stein, Sonny, Spinning Coin, Steaming Satellites, Strandels, Strong Asian Mothers, Teme Tan, Ten Fe, The Daniel Wakeford Experience, The Fedz, The Gift, The Kolin, The Lightning Year, The Masks, The Turbans, The Wooden Sky, This Is The Kit, Tigercub, Tom Adams, Tom Hickox, Tomaga, Tuys, TVAM, Viølets, Weirds, Welshly Arms, White Kite, Wildwood Kin, Wrabel, Wyvern Lingo, Yoke Lore, Young T and Bugsey, Yungblud, and Zipper Club .
There's already more than 600 bands 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 list of confirmed acts please see the Great Escape line-up page.
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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