over 100 new acts for The Great Escape 2018

Brighton's 'Festival of New Music'

By Neil Greenway | Published: Wed 31st Jan 2018

The Great Escape 2018 - Bossy Love
Photo credit: Karen Williams

The Great Escape 2018

Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th May 2018
various venues, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
currently £70 for a festival ticket
Daily capacity: 15,000

Over 100 more acts have been revealed for the 12th edition of The Great Escape, which will feature hundreds of international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at venues all over Brighton, East Sussex, happening from Thursday 17th until Saturday 19th May 2018.

Joining the 'Spotlight Show' show - which can be accessed with a guaranteed-access standalone ticket (as well as with a festival ticket, but not guaranteed access) - of Mist and Mostack at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Saturday 19th May will be Steel BanglezFredo, and Ebenezer.

The festival has new partnerships, including with Download festival who will curate some heavier acts on the line-up, while Gilles Peterson's 'Future Bubblers' will do similar for acts of a lighter sound.

For the rest of the bill, there's all of these: Alex the Astronaut, Alexander Biggs, Aquaserge, Bakar, Big Tobz, Billy Lockett, Bloxx, Bobii Lewis, Boniface, Bossy Love (pictured above), Boy Azooga, Broadstrokes, Borns, Crimer, Crooked Teeth, D.A.N., Daysormay, Declan Welsh and The Decandent West, Durand Jones & The Indications, Easy Life, Elsa Hewitt, Eves Karydas, Figure Walking, Fine Creatures, Freak Heat Waves, Freya Ridings, Gaffa Tape Sandy, George Glew, Gus Dapperton, Halo Maud, Happy Meals, Hatchie, Hello Delaware, Her's, Hero Fisher, Hillsburn, Hockey Dad, Ida Mae, Iguana Death Cult, Jack Vallier, Jaz Karis, Joshua Burnside, Joycut, Kamaal Williams, Kate NV, Kid Katharsis, Kirill Richter, Kofi Stone, Kyary Pamyu Pamyus, Last Train, Leah Dou, Lion, Lo Moon, Louis Baker, Lucia, Magic Island, Mahalia, Mali Hayes, Malory, Manu Crooks, Mavi Phoenix, Megan Nash, Michael Jablonka, Nashexx, nehiyawak, Nikhil D'Souza, Noah Kahan, Olympia, Only The Poets, Paceshifters, Peach Pit, Phoebe Bridgers, Poppy Ajudha, Raheem Bakare, Rascalton, River Matthews, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Rosemary & Garlic, Sado Opera, SASSY 009, Shiners, Skeggs, Skinny Pelembe, Suzi Wu, The Creases, The Modern Strangers, The Psychotic Monks, The Saxophones, The Vegan Leather, Three Body Trio, Tors, Touts, Tshegue, Underwater Boys, Warmduscher, Wet Red, Whenyoung, WWWater, Wyvern Lingo, Yazmin Lacey, and finally, Yukon Era.

The new acts join those previously confirmed, who include Aine Cahill, Bad Gyal, Benny Mails, COIN, Daniel OG, Denzel Himself, Ebenezer, Feet, Hotel Lux, Hunter and The Bear, Jerry Williams, Joy Crookes, Katie Von Schleicher, King Nun, KOPS, Maisie Peters, Mikaela Davis, Moncrieff, Naaz, Promiseland, Ruby Empress, Sam Fender, Sports Team, Stereo Honey, Ten Tonnes, The Ninth Wave, The Orielles, and many more.

In total around 400 bands are expected to be announced, performing in more than 35 venues spread across Brighton over the course of three days. For all of the acts announced so far please see the line-up page.

Festival tickets are on sale, currently priced at £65 for a 3-day adult ticket.

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A 3-day Festival ticket gives you access to the core venues, subject to each venues capacity. A small number of the shows will take place at The Dome in Brighton; 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.

Note: over 18s only.

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