The Magic Gang, IDLES, Soccer Mommy, Insecure Men & many more for The Great Escape 2018

another 100+ acts announced

published: Thu 5th Apr 2018

Demob Happy

Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th May 2018
various venues, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
currently £70 for a festival ticket
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Thu 19th Apr 2018

Another 100+ acts have been revealed announced for the 12th edition of 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, East Sussex, happening from Thursday 17th until Saturday 19th May 2018.

Highlights in this announcement includes infectious indie-pop from The Magic Gang, Bristol's IDLES, Nashville's Sophie Allison aka Soccer Mommy, twisted pop from Insecure Men, Brighton's own funky electronic rockers Demob Happy (pictured above), Izzie Gibbs, Minneapolis's masters of emo electro-pop Now, Now, gravel-voiced Snail Mail, LA teen garage rockers The RegrettesNaomi Scott aka the Pink Power Ranger, Connie Constance, Edinburgh's Vistas, and Danish rapper K-Phax.

The rest of the new acts today are Aadae, Aivery, Albert Af Ekenstam, Alex Hepburn, Alice Boman, Allana Verde, Anais, Annabel Allum, Ashley Henry, Au/ra, Auour, Avec, Bearcubs, Breathe Panel, Call Me Loop, Carmody, Catherine McGrath, Chappaqua Wrestling, Charles Watson, Chris & Charlie, Club Drive, Conner Youngblood, Cuckoolander, Dancing on Tables, David Keenan, Don't Problem, Drahla, Faers, Flohio, Fontaines DC, Frazer, G Flip, George Taylor, God on my Right, Haley Heynderickx, Hallouminati, Holiday Oscar, Hot Dreams, Hungry Joe, Jealous of the Birds, Joan, Joe Taylor, Kai Whiston, Kalpa, Kawala, Kioko, Koates, Kyle Craft, Lady Sanity, Laurie Mann, Le Motel, Life, Lilly Ahlberg, Lisa Morgenstern, Locks, Love Sick, Luca, Lucie Barat, Mary Miller, Men I Trust, Mina Rose, MMNQNS, Moss Kena, Mother's Cake, Nadia Nair, Naked Elephant, Native Sun, Odd Couple, Onipa, Phantom Isle, Pillow Queens, Polo & Pan, Psychic Markers, Psycho Comedy, REWS, RVG, Saint Raymond, Samana, Sonny, Silverlake, Slugabed, Sophie and the Giants, Sorry, Sportsman, Sunstack Jones, The Nectars, The Night Cafe, The Vryll Society, Towkio, Trillery Banks, Tuvaband, Vida, Voodoo Love Orchestra, Xtrm Tour, Zapatilla, and Zuzu.

Rory Bett, MAMA CEO said: “It’s incredible to bring such a mix of artists together from across the world. The level of talent is undeniably the best this festival has seen and we’re so excited to help break the next generation of musicians.”

The Great Escape will be taking over 60 venues, with 500+ artists and a brand new festival site on Brighton Beach. For all of the acts announced so far please see the line-up page.

Festival tickets are on sale, currently priced at £70 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.



Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th May 2018
various venues, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
currently £70 for a festival ticket
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Thu 19th Apr 2018


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