The Great Escape 2016

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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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 11th edition are confirmed as Thursday 19th until Saturday 21st May 2016.


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 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.

They join The Joy Formidable, Black Honey, Formation, Craig David's TS5, Eagulls, Money, Eska, Porches, Rag n Bone Man, Stormzy, Wstrn, J HUS, M.O, Aisha Devi, Albin Lee Meldau, Aldous Harding, Alice Jemima, Amber Arcades, Anne Marie, Ardyn, As Lions, Astroid Boys, Atlas Wynd, Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, Black Foxxes, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Bonzai, Boy Jumps Ship, Bry, Cadet, Charley Marley, Ciaran Lavery, Clean Cut Kid, Cloves, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Connie Constance, Cullen Omori, The Cult Of Dom Keller, Day Wave, DBFC, Dressmaker, EERA, Eska, exmagician, Fai Baba, Fakear, Fews, Finn, Frances, Frankie Cosmos, Fufanu, Gaika, Get Inuit, Girl Friend, Go March, Good Foxy, Gordi, Greywind, Guy Andrews, Haiku Salut, Halo Tora, Haus, Highasakite, Holly Macve, Isaiah Dreads, It It Anita, Jalen N'Gonda, Jambinai, James TW, Jesse Mac Cormack, Jodie Abacus, Joe Nolan, John Metcalfe, Jones, Joy Again, Kero Kero Bonito, Kevin Garrett, Keziah, Klyne, Larkin Poe, Lawrence Taylor, Let.s Eat Grandma, Limb, Lisbon, Living Hour, Louis Mattr, M.A Beat!, Mass Gothic, Me And My Drummer, Meilyr Jones, Mieux, Monika, Mothers, Nadine Carina, Nap Eyes, Nessi, NZCA/Lines, Oh Pep!, Oktoba, PAUW, Pixx, Queen City Stoop Kids, Rationale, Reigning Days, Rhys Lewis, Riddles, Riko Dan, Riz La Teef, Rozelle, Shakka, Shvpes, Skinny Girl Diet, Skinny Living, Sly Johnson, Starling, Stephen Kellogg, Strong Asian Mothers, Surf Dads, SWMRS, Tangerines, Telegram, The Hunna, The Invisible, The Island Club, The K, The Rubens, The Sherlocks, The Shimmer Band, The Telermen, The Velveteins, The Wholls, The Wild Feathers, The Zolas, Tiggs Da Author, Tiny Ruins, Tom Misch, Trevor Sensor, Vodun, We Are The City, When Airy Met Fairy, White Miles, White Room, Wyvern Lingo, Yes We Mystic, Yonaka, and Yungen.

The second wave of 100 acts are 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, and Youth Club.

The first acts confirmed are Mystery Jets, Oh Wonder, Mura Masa, KLOE, Shura, Vant, Will Joseph Cook, Alina Orlova, Axel Flovent, Banff, Banfi, Beach Baby, Boo Seeka, Cherie and Renno, Conner Youngblood, Dagny, Declan McKenna, Dilly Dally, Dirty Frigs, Dorsal Fins, Drones Club, Elle Exxe, Fenne Lily, Fort Lean, Foxtrott, Girli, Holy Esque, Isaac Gracie, Jack Watts, James Gruntz, Junk Son, LCMDF, Methyl Ethel, Natur3, Northeast Party House, Otherkin, Owen Rabbit, Pumarosa, Rukhsana Merrise, Saint Sister, Salute, Slum Sociable, Strange Bones, Tigercub, Timberwolf, Trudy, and Tuff Love.


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Early bird tickets are available priced at £59.50. A young person (aged 16 and 17 years) 3 day festival ticket is priced at £45. 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.

International partner

Latvia and Lithuania are this year's lead country partners.

The Great Escape's lead international partnerships have enabled new and emerging artists from some of the most exciting music markets in the world to showcase their talents in front of the festivals internationally diverse audience of industry and festival goers. The Great Escape has welcomed previous lead international partners including United Kingdom (2015), Finland (2014), Poland (2013), Catalonia & The Balearic Islands (2012), Ireland (2011), Australia (2010), New Zealand (2009), Norway (2008), France (2007) and Canada (2006).

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.

Convention programme centres on four full-day ‘insights strands’ exploring data, transparency, CDs & merch, YouTube, video content, diversity and health with guest speakers Benji Rogers, Sammy Andrews, Andy Edwards, Brittney Bean, Tom Connaughton, Rebecca Lammers, Claire Mas, Chloé Julien, Chris Cooke, Jen long John ‘00’ Fleming, Richard Robinson, Sally Gross, Alex Hoffman, Ellie Giles, NoLay, Hannah Trigwell, and Noodlerella.

More information will be here when available.

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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