UK: The festival for new music, The Great Escape, will return to Brighton from May 18 – 20 2017. Now entering its 12th year and globally renowned for producing some of the most exciting and diverse festival line-ups out there, The Great Escape has announced the first 50 artists who will be performing over the three-day festival of new music discovery.
Having graced The Great Escape stage for the last two years Rag’n’Bone Man will head up the first Spotlight Show. Also joining the line-up will be Goat Girl, Skott, Shame, Sturla Atlas, ALMA, Anna Straker, Ray BLK, L.A. Salami, Cabbage, and Nilufer Yanya.
Working alongside Swiss Music Export, The Great Escape will be shining a spotlight on Switzerland’s music industry with performances from some of the country’s most prominent rising stars, including multi-instrumentalist Sophie Hunger who navigates seamlessly between folk, jazz and blues.
For the first time, all festivalgoers will have the opportunity to access Spotlight Shows for free without needing to buy a top-up ticket. An allocation of tickets will be set aside for each Spotlight Show for anyone who has bought a three-day or single day festival ticket. Any ticket buyers interested in attending a Spotlight Show will then have the chance to register their interest via a pre-registration page. All those who sign-up will then receive a message the day before the show with instructions on where they can pick up tickets in Brighton on a first come, first served basis. To guarantee entry, separate Spotlight Show tickets will be available, as always.
Following the success of their introduction in 2016, Young Adult tickets are available once again, giving 16 – 17 year olds the chance to experience the festival.
New to 2017, The Great Escape will be launching a deposit scheme for festival tickets, allowing three-day tickets to be secured for an initial payment of £30.
Kevin Moore, Event Manager of The Great Escape, said: “TGE continues to break the mould and here we come again with the first fifty bands confirmed to play in 2017 that demonstrate what a unique and diverse festival we are. We’re truly delighted to welcome Rag’n’Bone back to the event for our first Spotlight Show, it’s going to be an incredible homecoming performance. It’s our mission to give everyone the opportunity to discover their new favourite artist and with the introduction of our festival ticket deposit scheme, as well as the return of our Young Adult tickets for those aged 16 and 17, the festival is more accessible than ever before. Roll on May!”
The full list of artists announced today is as follows:
ABATTOIR BLUES / ALMA / ANNA STRAKER / BE CHARLOTTE / BRIAN DEADY / CABBAGE / CARYS SELVEY / CASI / CHERRY GLAZERR / CROOX / DRONES CLUB / EAT FAST / FIL BO RIVA / GOAT GIRL / GOLD CLASS / GOTHIC TROPIC / GURR / HANNAH GEORGAS / HUSKY LOOPS / IDER/ INDIGO HUSK / JACQUES / JAMES HERSEY / JAMESZOO / KLANGSTOF / L.A. SALAMI / LOWELL / MARTHAGUNN / MATT MAESON / MIDDLE KIDS / MILES FROM KINSHASA / MOSES / NILÜFER YANYA / PLAITUM / POTÉ / RAG’N’BONE MAN / RAY BLK / SAINT PHNX / SARATHY KORWAR / SHAME / SHELLS / SHITKID / SIGRID / SKOTT / SLØTFACE / SOPHIE HUNGER / STURLA ATLAS / THE AGE OF L.U.N.A / THE MOONLANDINGZ / TIGERTOWN / YONAKA