The first wave of acts have been announced for next year's line-up for The Great Escape.
The list of acts is led by Mystery Jets, as well as Oh Wonder, Mura Masa, KLOE, Shura, Vant, and Will Joseph Cook, plus 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.
With the new year comes new developments, one of which this year sees The Great Escape's age limit reduced to 16+ at certain venues, opening the door for an even broader spectrum of music fans.
On the new announcements, Event Manager Kevin Moore said, "Over 10 glorious years, TGE has gone from strength to strength, breaking the hottest new bands and providing a monumental platform for emerging artists. 2016 is a big year; we're so excited to come back full throttle, launching a new website as well as a bold new brand to create a fresh face for TGE; we wanted to find a connection to the place, the people, the music and the importance of the event. The introduction of the new 16+ wristband is also huge for The Great Escape as it allows us to welcome a different type of new music fan to the festival."
The Great Escape features international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at venues all over Brighton. The dates are confirmed as Thursday 19th until Saturday 21st May 2016.
In total 400+ bands will be announced, performing in more than 35 venues spread across Brighton over the course of three days.
For more details see The Great Escape line-up page.
In its eleven year history, The Great Escape has quickly established itself as an international platform for new talent, with over 30 countries represented throughout the three-day programme.
Early bird tickets are available priced at £49.50. 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.
As well as the live music, there's also a number of "Parkinson" style 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.
Delegate passes are priced at £100. To buy delegates tickets now, click here.
The venues are all a close walk from each other with each venue equipped to an international showcase standard.
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