The Great Escape 2018 launches new festival site on Brighton beach


The Great Escape Festival has launched its very own 2000 capacity festival site – right on Brighton beach, debuting in 2018. Adding to the festivals family of 30 venues, the brand new festival site will be home to two music venues to watch the very best new artists. Watch this space for more news soon.

Rory Bett, MAMA Festivals CEO said: “Creating our first, very own festival site on the beach is the most exciting news in TGE’s history and we couldn’t have a more perfect spot than right on the seafront. The Beach will become a magnet for music lovers during the festival and we can’t wait to open the doors.”


Curated by the greatest music tastemakers around, the beach site will be jam-packed with the most sought after upcoming artists. Island Records’ heavyweight artist roster has a reputation second to none, from nurturing the likes of Sigrid and JP Cooper to Nicki Minaj, Dizzee Rascal and Sean Paul, the beach will undoubtedly be buzzing with the next generation of label talent.

Other beach partners include AWAL and Dr. Martens, with many more to be announced very soon. All artists TBA but be sure to expect a few surprises.

Plus more artists have been announced for The Great Escape 2018; everyone is talking about Superorganism one of the most intriguing bands around, who formed only last year. Tom Grennan is returning for his second festival, with his distinctive soulful voice and indie flair. Also returning to the festival is Nifuler Yanya, who turned heads at SXSW earlier this year.

Limited tickets and delegate passes for the Great Escape Festival 2018 are on sale now.