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Great Escape Festival is the SXSW of the UK. TGE showcases over 400 up and coming artists from all over the world across 35 walk-able venues every May in Brighton.

The festival is famous for championing rising stars in a huge range of genres, from rock and indie to grime, hip-hop, and experimental electronic music.

The iconic coastal city of Brighton is taken over by the festival, as music venues, theatres, pubs, bars, pop-up stages and street corners play host to all manner of live music shows.

In addition to the live music shows, there is also a large industry presence at the festival with conferences and conventions attended by representatives from a variety of music publications, companies and labels.

Festival dates: 18 – 20 May 

Tickets for The Great Escape Festival 2017 on sale now.



Review :: Uncovering Tomorrow’s Headliners at The Great Escape 2017

With 450 performances held across forty venues; for 20,000 festival goers and delegates – navigating The Great Escape festival in Brighton is no small task. Check out the official highlights video below.

The Great Escape plays a vital and relevant role in forecasting future trends in music business, and more importantly, uncovering tomorrow’s headliners. Read on for the five main acts from this year’s festival we’re tipping as future headliners.

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The Great Escape 2017 :: Mount Kimbie Headline Secret Show

With only days to go before The Great Escape kicks off, more exciting additions join the festival’s killer line-up.

Opening The Secret Show, hosted by SoundCloud Go, is Kojey Radical, a London-based musician, spoken word poet, and visual artist with a bold aesthetic vision and compelling lyricism.

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The Great Escape 2017 :: Ones to Watch

The Great Escape promises to be an outstanding introduction to 2017’s festival season. This year’s international line up is jam-packed with emerging acts from every corner of the music industry.

With only two weeks to go until Brighton’s biggest music event officially kicks off a long, festival-filled summer, we’ve chosen 17 “must see” acts performing at The Great Escape 2017.

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JAGARA

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The Great Escape 2017 :: Swiss Artists

The country maybe small, but it’s music scene is mighty with 9 acts ready to make their mark at The Great Escape as Switzerland takes centre stage as the focus country. This is a music scene worth delving deeper into as some of the artists may just surprise you.

Here’s a list of some of the talent you can expect to see from Switzerland at The Great Escape Festival 2017.

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Baba Shrimps

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The Great Escape 2017 :: LINE UP :: Liv Dawson, Fickle Friends…

With just 7 weeks until The Great Escape kicks off festival season, another 150 artists have been added to the already kaleidoscopic line up with over 450 artists performing in 30+ venues across Brighton.

Added today is Rejjie Snow, music collective The Fedz, grime poet Kojey Radical, Disclosure collaborator Liv Dawson, neo-soul singer Charlotte Day Wilson,  Rat Boy, Gabrielle Aplin, Brighton five-piece Fickle Friends, Dan Caplen, Darlia, Jagara and loads more.

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The Great Escape 2017 :: LINE UP :: Zak Abel, Raye, Mullally…

More acts announced for The Great Escape 2017, taking over Brighton from 18 – 20 May. Favourites include Alyss, Flyte, Douglas Dare, Frank Gamble, Isaac Gracie, Leo Stannard, Girli, Paris Youth Foundation, Raye, Will Heard and Zak Abel. Tickets on sale now.

Today’s newly announced acts join spotlight headliners Rag n Bone Man and Slaves (sold out), plus other favourites Ray BLK, Cabbage, Cherry Glazerr, L.A. Salami, Yonaka, The Japanese House, Dan Croll, Mullally, Parcels, Stefflon Don, Stevie Parker, Swimming Tapes and Tom Grennan.

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The Great Escape 2017 :: LINE UP :: Rag N Bone Man, Ray BLK…

Entering its twelfth year, The Great Escape returns to Brighton 18th – 20th May 2017. Today, organisers announced the first fifty artists performing over the 3-day festival of new music discovery.

Having graced The Great Escape stage for the last two years, Rag’n’Bone Man heads up the first Spotlight Show of The Great Escape 2017.

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