The Great Escape 2015

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th May 2015
various venues, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£54 for the weekend (+booking fee)
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Wed 6th May 2015

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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 10th edition are confirmed as Thursday 14th until Saturday 16th May 2015.


Alabama Shakes, Soak, Tobias Jesso Jr, Slaves, Dan Bodan, Django Django, 1987, 36?, Acollective, Adam French, Admiral Fallow, Ak/Dk, All Tvvins, Alo Wala, Andrea Balency, Andy Shauf, Apes, April Towers, Aquilo, Aurora, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Bad Breeding, Bad//Dreems, Banoffee, Bella Figura, JME and Skepta, The Cribs, Gaz Coombes, Tropics, The Strypes, Lloyd Yates, Lonely The Brave, A.O.S.O.O.N, Acid Arab, Ady Suleiman, Afrikan Boy, Akcadamy, Al Bairre, Allusondrugs, Andreas Moe, Arborist, Astronomyy, Baby Queens, Bad Weed, Baxter Dury, Beach Baby, Bill Ryder Jones, Blanck Mass, Blaue Blume, Bonkaz, Brika, Bristol, C. Duncan, Cape Cub, Casi, C.C. Smugglers, Chilli And The Whalekillers, Ciaran Lavery, Daisy Victoria, Dan Owen, Daudi Matsiko, DJ Nature, Duke Garwood, Elias, Empress Of, English Heretic, Fekky, Feverist, Fickle Friends, Float Fall, Francisco The Man, FURS, Gabi, Georgia, Get Inuit, Gramotones, Hannah Lou Clark, Hein Cooper, Ho99o9, Hollysiz, Hooton Tennis Club, Hyena, Indigo Face, Jack Robert Hardman, Jamie Lawson, Jane Weaver, Jeanne Added, Jeremy?, Jerry Williams, Jesse Sheehan, Joe Dolman, Jpnsgrls, Julia Marcell, Junius Meyvant, K.I.D, Kelvin Jones, Klara Ketelaars, Klo, Kuenta i Tambu, LandShapes, Liberto Wolf, Lily Rendle-Moore, Lion Babe, Loris, Miamigo, Mick Jenkins, Mile Me Deaf, Model Aeroplanes, Mugwump, Nah, Neon Saturdays, New City Kings, Ngod , Ocean Wisdom, Okmalumkoolkat, Olah Bliss, Oliver Daldry, Olivier Heim, Optical, P.H. Fat, Palace, Plastic Mermaids, Queen Kwong, Raye, Rebecca Clements, Rhodes, Ria Mae, Rob Finlay, Robyn Sherwell, Rory Indiana, Sabella, Sasha Siem, Say Yes Dog, Saycet, Scarlet Rascal, SG Lewis, Shopping, Slug, Sonar Soul, Spring King, Stal, Sunflower Bean, Sykes, Tama Sumo, The Academic, The Accidentals, The Big Bluff, The Mispers, The Moon, The One Hundred, The Vryll Society, Thor Rixon, Tkay Maidza, Tor Miller, Tora, Triana Park, Tusks, Versus You, Warm Graves, Whilk and Misky, White, Wyles & Simpson, Yorke, Young Kato, Young Romance, Yung, Zak Abel, Zibra, Ωracles,Black Honey, Black Peaks, Boothroyd, Bully, C.A.R., Cairobi, Charles Howl, Charlie Straw, Chelou, Choir Of Young Believers, Clarence Clarity, Close Talker, Cosmo Sheldrake, Creeper, Creepoid, Dark Moon, Demob Happy, Dutch Uncles, Elder Island, Ewert And The Two Dragons, Fantasma, Fismoll, Flo Morrissey, Flyying Colours, Kate Tempest, Lawson, Mew, Susanne Sundfor, Seafret, Steve'n'Seagulls, Intergalactic lovers, The Posterz, 18+, Aldous Harding, Arkells, Asylums, Birth of Joy, Blaenavon, Blossoms, Boxed In, Broods, Bulbul, Cairo, Cash+David, Cold Fronts, Common Tongues, Cristobal and the Sea, Cuckoo Lander, Dark Waves, Delta Rae, DMA's, Dope D.O.D., Dornik, Dralms, Ekkah, Fist City, Flight Brigade, Freeweights, Garbanotas Bosistas, George Maple, Ghost Culture, Heat, Habitats, Hector Bizerk, High Tyde, HIGHS, Holy Holy, Jack and Eliza, Jeremy Loops, Joyce Manor, K.Flay, Kadebostany, Kali Uchis, Kanzi, Kate Boy, Kelela, Knights, LA Priest, Lake Komo, Leaf Rapids, Louis Baker, M.O, Mountain Bike, Mr. Peter Hayden, Mumdance & Novelist feat. The Square, Nao, Neon Waltz, Nimmo, No Joy, Noah Kin, Nothing But Thieves, Oscar, Pinkshinyultrablast, Pity Sex, Playground Zer0, Pollyanna, Port Isla, Prose, Puts Marie, Redder, Rival Consoles, Rukhsana Merrise, Shamir, Shannon Saunders, Soley, Sons of Bill, Stormzy, Sudakistan, Sun Club, Sundara Karma, Swim Deep, Tears & Marble, Tenterhook, The Beach, The Flavr Blue, The Indien, The Posies, The Well, Todd Dorigo, Turtle, Vaults, Vok, Vukovi, Wand, We Are Shining, Forever Pavot, Formation, Fraser A Gorman, Freddie Dickson & The Guard, From Indian Lakes, Gabrielle Papillon, Gengahr, Girl Band, Groenland, H.Hawkline, Hælos, Happyness, Honne, Human Hair, Ibeyi, Ivy & Gold, Jack Garratt, Jagaara, Jasmine Thompson, Jordan Klassen, Jp Cooper, Kagoule, Kevin Devine, Kiko Bun, Klaus Johann Grobe, Lake Malawai, Lapsley, Laura Doggett, Lazytalk, Le Galaxie, Lee Bains Iii & The Glory Fires, Les Big Byrd, Life, Little Mary, Little Simz, Louis Berry, Louis Mttrs, Low Roar, Loyle Carner, Lubomyr Melnyk, Mapei, Meat Wave, Menace Beach, Monica Heldal, Moumoon, Mt Wolf, My Baby, Nick Brewer, Oceaán, Orla Gartland, Osca, Oscar & The Wolf, Passepied, Pierce Brothers, Pins, Popstrangers, Pretty Vicious, Prom, Rag N Bone Man, Rat Boy, Real Lies, Remi, Rolls Bayce, Saint Motel, Saskwatch, Seinabo Sey, Shelter Point, Silences, Single Mothers, Songhoy Blues, Sunset Sons, Sway Clarke Ii, Tei Shi, Thabo & The Real Deal, The Bohicas, The Garden, The Hearts, The Lytics, The Magic Gang, The Merrylees, The Picturebooks, The Riptide Movement, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, The Young Benjamins, This Be The Verse, Thomston, The Thurston Moore Band, Tops, Tor Miller, Turbowolf, Twerps, Twin Wild, Usa Nails, Vérité, Vilde Tuv, Vodun, Vogue Dots, Walking On Cars, Ward Thomas, Yak, Yosi Horikawa, and Zun Zun Egui.

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

For the line-up details as available see the The Great Escape line-up page.


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Tickets are available priced at £54. 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 soon.

Skepta and JME appear at the Brighton Dome on Saturday 16th May. Tickets have sold out for Alabama Shakes on Friday 15th May. Kate Tempest, with support from George The Poet, and Hollie McNish will perform on Thursday 14th May. Access to the Show can be done by topping up a festival wristband for £8 or by purchasing separate gig tickets priced at £16.

International partner

The festival will cast the spotlight on the United Kingdom at this year’s tenth event.

The Convention

As well as the live music, there's also a number of 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.

The industry event will focus on four key topics: Music Licensing – Explained At Last!’, ’Music Marketing Is Broken – Let’s Fix It’, ‘How To Sell Out Gracefully – Better Brand Partnerships’ and ‘What's The Point Of A Record Label Anyway?’.

SpotifyÂÂÂÂÂ’s Director of Label Relations Will Hope will kick start a full-day convention strand exploring how music marketing is evolving for the digital age


These divisive topics will be explored in depth via a series of panels, presentations, debates and keynote speakers. The speakers for these events, plus the series of In Conversation sessions, are still to be announced.

More information will be here when available.

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th May 2015
various venues, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£54 for the weekend (+booking fee)
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Wed 6th May 2015

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