Calling all new music fans, Brighton’s The Great Escape festival just announced 100 new artists, spanning genre and genesis from grime to garage-punk, neo-soul to indie.
The annual Great Escape festival in Brighton, this year taking place on the 17th to the 19th May, just announced a whopping list of 100 sizzling new artists including the likes of singer/songwriter Alex The Astronaut, Chess Club Records’ newest exciting prospect Bloxx, Bossy Love, Gaffa Tape Sandy, George Glew, Glasgow’s Lucia, five piece indie-disco pioneers The Modern Strangers and Irish garage-rockers Whenyoung, who’ll be joining the already extensive line-up.
To the see the full list of artists, check out the official line-up here.
For the grime fans, the epicenter of Urban culture and fresh UK rap and hip-hop GRM Daily are also making an appearance, bringing in Birmingham’s Mist to the separate Spotlight Show on the 19th May. Joining him are Mostack, Fredo, Ebenezer and super-producer Steel Banglez for what’s sure to be a fire session.
To access the Spotlight Show, you can buy separate tickets or festival ticket holders can register for a chance to win a free ticket here.
Each year, The Great Escape teams up with a selection of the biggest and best music brands to bring in the freshest new music, and for 2018, TGE have also teamed up with Donnington Park’s legendary Download Festival.
Download’s Andy Copping said: “Having a stage at The Great Escape is a no brainer. In the past few years I’ve been bowled over by some of the rock, metal and punk bands across the world that I’ve seen at TGE and Marmozets, The Struts, The Temperance Movement, Creeper, Milk Teeth, Rolo Tomassi and Zeal & Ardor who have been part of The Great Escape will be playing Donnington Park this summer. To be able to curate our own stage is very exciting.”
Also partnering with the festival is Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers, the new talent discovery and development arm of Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Music, stating that “Future Bubblers is about identifying and developing some of the most exciting, left-field, genre blurring music from across the country.”
The Future Bubblers line-up includes singer Yazmin Lacey, Neo soul-influenced Mali Hayes, jazz-based producer Broadstrokes, Sheffield’s warped R’n’B star Nashe xx and even Brighton’s own Elsa Hewitt.
Don’t forget, there’s still a massive 300 artists left to announce, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for more!
Tickets are available to purchase here.