A further 140 acts including Fontaines D.C., Nasty Cherry, Gang Of Youths, Ashnikko, Blanco Brown, and many more have been revealed for the 15th edition of new music multi-venue festival The Great Escape, which will feature over 450 international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at around 60 different venues all over Brighton, East Sussex, and taking place from Wednesday 13th until Saturday 16th May 2020.
Conveniently broken down by genre, the new acts are:-
Folk / Americana / Country
Altamesa, Blanco Brown, Danielle Bradbery, Junior Brother, Kathryn Legendre, Moving Panoramas, Pet Deaths, Pocket Sounds, Robbie Cavanagh, Robert J Hunter, The Sisterhood Band, V3co.
Fans of Country and Americana will be treated to a host of rising new talent, including rap and country hybrid andThe Git Uphitmaker Blanco Brown and Texan country pop talent Danielle Bradbery. Folk fanatics can expect to see Irish singer songwriter Junior Brother and enchanting London duo Pet Deaths. Also confirmed are Noah and the Whale founding member Matt Owens, Pocket Sounds, Kathryn Legendre, Moving Panoramas, V3C0, The Sisterhood Band, Robbie Cavanagh, Robert J Hunter and Demi Marriner.
Grime / Rap / Hip-hop
404, Alyona Alyona, An Alien Called Harmony, Ashnikko, Daughters Of Reykjavík, HMD, Iman Houssein, Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn, PA Salieu.
The Great Escape is excited to showcase some of the grime, rap and hip-hop scene’s hottest new artists.The enigmatic Ashnikko will bring her anime and video-game-influenced rap,alongside Somalian/Mancunian rapper HMD with his mash up of R&B and old school hip-hop, and Ukrainian rap star Alyona Alyona. Also announced is Iran-born Iman Houssein who fuses neo soul with laid back hip-hop beats, Icelandic rap collective Daughters Of Reykjavík, Brighton rap and producer duo Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn, Manchester poet and rapper Kinkai, riotous five-pieceLondon based hip-hop outfit 404, London-based duo An Alien Called Harmony, and last, but by no means least, Coventry rapper Pa Salieu who masterfully blends African melodies with the raw sound of UK rap.
R&B / Soul
Alesia Lani, Altin Gun, Blooms Corda, Chiiild, Ego Ella May, Forest Law, Gaidaa, Joe Armon-Jones, July 7, Kiddus, Milan Ring, Norman, Pip Millett, Remi Wolf, Quko, Santino Le Saint, Toshin.
For those who like their music super smooth, South London’s neo soul artist Ego Ella May will appear at The Great Escape, with hotly tipped US duo Chiiild and South London R&B sensation Santino Le Saint. Brimming with identity, Altin Gün will perform their unique breed of Turkish folk, infused with psychedelic funk. Dutch soul pop protégé Gaidda and jazz and soul hybrid Joe Armon-Jones are also confirmed, alongside July 7, Remi Wolf, Milan Ring, Kiddus, Alesia Lani, Forest Law, Blooms Corda, Nina Cobham, Norman, Quko, Pip Millett andMotown revivalists Toshin.
Babyjake, Beatrich, Birthh, Bree Runway, Caroline Rose, Charlotte, Chef'Special, Conrad, Ghostly Kisses, Gracie Abrams, Hunger Moon, Ivy Flindt, JP Saxe, Lola Young, Lyra, Julia Bardo, Martha Hill, Nasty Cherry, Otta, Red Moon, Rika, Soda Blonde, Teddy Swims, Yeule.
Pop fans can expect colossal performances from the likes of Charli XCX-endorsedgirl gang and Netflix successstory Nasty Cherry, rising Florida solo artist Babyjake, emerging and fierce singer songwriter Lola Young, infectiousVermont vocalist Caroline Rose, Lithuanian songstress Beatrich and emotive alt pop duo Hunger Moon, as well as self dubbed ‘Fourth Generation Goth’ Yeule, who merges ambient and glitch with Southeast Asian post-pop.Hamburg’s Ivy Flint will perform her haunting pop, alongside Toronto R&B pop artist JP Saxe, Hull singer songwriter Charlotte, Hackney DIY rapper and singer Bree Runway, London singer songwriter RIKA,electronic pop artist Lyra and French Canadian melancholic pop talent Ghostly Kisses all joining the line up.
Akiko Haruna, Batu, Camilla Sparksss, DJ Plead, Fauzia, Foex & Paulopulus, i-sha, Lynks Afrikka, LSDXOXO, Merry Lamb Lamb, Metrist, Monumental Men, Nina Las Vegas, TSVI.
This year’s electronic artists include experimental artist Akiko Haruna, Batu - a staple in Bristol’s dance scene,Chilean dance duo Foex & Paulopulus, 90s rave & queer culture inspired artist Lynks Afrikka, New York’s LGBTQ+ scene’s influential DJ LSDXOXO, Hong Kong electronic heavyweight Merry Lamb Lamb, Brighton-native techno head Metrist, London-based dark bass DJ i-sha as well as TSVI, who will showcase his unique electronic sound mixing Middle Eastern rhythms with dancehall, tarraxo and trance, plus genre defying Swiss singer-songwriter Camilla Sparksss.
Alt / Indie
Alfie Templeman, Baby Brave, Chanka, Conchur White, Deep Tan, Demob Happy, Disq, Friedberg, Gang of Youths, Good Wilson, Indigos, Josiah & The Bonnevilles, Junodream, Katy J Pearson, Keg, Kennyhoopla, Kiwi Jr, Kynsy, Los Bitchos, Love'n'Joy, The Magic Gang, Marie White, Melts, Mobs, Mr Ben & The Bens, Otto, Pace, Planet, Pva, Rats, Shards, The Snuts, Sparkling, The Stroppies, Tim Burgess, Worldcub, Wunderhorse.
Indie and alternative fans can expect a host of exciting new talent, including Bedford singer songwriter Alfie Templeman, North Wales new wave noise pop 4-piece Baby Brave, singer songwriter Marie White, Dublin post-punks Melts, Scots The Snuts, Hong Kong’s atmospheric alt-pop artist Chanka, Austria’s Good Wilson, electro alt pop trio PVA, German electro indie act Sparkling and acoustic alt-pop songstress Katy J Pearson. Newcastle alternative rock trio Demob Happy will make their return to TGE, alongside Brighton indie pop band The Magic Gang, London psych quintet Los Bitchos, East London art-rockers PACE, Wisconsin power pop indie band DISQ, The Charlatansfounder Tim Burgess, self-dubbed ‘Rat Disco’ act Keg, the enigmatic WUNDERHOURSE, as well as Aussie alt bands Gang of Youths, Planet, San Cisco and Friedberg
Punk / Rock / Metal
ARXX, Bambara, Best Coast, Chubby & The Gang, Delaire The Liar, Dream Nails, Egyptian Blue, Elephant Tree, Fontaines D.C., Hardwicke Circus, Haunt the Woods, Miss June, Poder Fantasma, Prune Deer, Qlowski, The Scratch, Talk Show.
For those who like their music heavier, Dublin punks Fontaines D.C. and Brighton garage rock duo Arxx are announced, alongside infectious post-punk Bambara, US rock outfit Best Coast, and full-throttled punks Chubby & The Gang. Alternative rock trio Delaire The Liar will perform, as will self-dubbed‘punk witches’ Dream Nails, NZ alt rock band Miss June, Brighton post-punk band Egyptian Blue and Cornwall’s Haunt The Woods. In addition, Chilean techno punks Poder Fantasma will perform alongside Hong Kong’s instrumental-rock act Prune Deer, and Italian twee punks Qlowski.
Neue Grafik Ensemble.
French artist Neue Grafik Ensemble is set to bring his eclectic mix of jazz, house and hip hop to The Great Escape.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £70 for a 3-day adult ticket. A 3-day Festival ticket gives you access to the core venues, subject to each venues' capacity.
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