It’s March, which can only mean one thing… Brighton’s iconic The Great Escape Festival is just over one month away and, with everything beginning to fall into place in terms of the line-up, anticipation is higher than ever before. In fact, the final batch of artists that will be gracing Brighton’s premiere music festival this summer has just been announced with 150 new additions.
Fresh from debuting new single Revolution as last night’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ with Mista Jam on BBC Radio 1, Chelmsford’s finest Rat Boy was announced among the acts for The Great Escape this morning. Although there is no release date in place for his album, Jordan Cardy (the mastermind behind Rat Boy) has indicated that the record will be out sooner rather and later and, with a headline UK tour in May prior to The Great Escape, exciting things seem to be in the pipeline.
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Anteros are currently back on the road, this time supporting Blaenavon across the UK and it is fair to say that there haven’t been many busier bands in 2017 than the London four-piece. Fronted by Laura Hayden, Anteros have toured with Two Door Cinema Club and White Lies across Europe and in the midst of this have released new single ‘Drunk’. They’ve hardly had time to stop and take breath and this morning their touring schedule became even more hectic. Also announced for The Great Escape, the band will be looking to further their somewhat incredible rise that they have enjoyed this year.
Speaking of bands that have endured an excellent year thus far, INHEAVEN are set for a trip to Brighton in May too. Currently on tour with Circa Waves, INHEAVEN are Great Escape veterans having also played the festival last year and serve as a prime example of the exposure that it can bring. As well as Circa Waves, the band accrued an impressive following by supporting Blossoms last year the South London four-piece return to Brighton this May with an established presence about them.
Other notable additions include Cosmo Pyke, Darlia, Fickle Friends, Gabrielle Aplin and Rory Wynne.
Saver tickets for The Great Escape are nearly sold out, so if you want to head down to Europe’s most prestigious festival for new music at a reduced price, head over to their website now.
For the full list of new additions, see the list below.
AFRIQUOI / AILBHE REDDY / ALDOUS HARDING / ALICE JEMIMA / AMA LOU / ANTEROS / ARTIFICIAL PLEASURE / ASTROID BOYS / AYANNA WITTER-JOHNSON / AYIA / AZUSENA / BABY QUEENS / BEAUTY SLEEP / BECKY & THE BIRDS / BERT MILLER AND THE ANIMAL FOLK / BESS ATWELL / BETTI / BITE THE BUFFALO / BLOOD RED SHOES / BLUE LAB BEATS / CALLUM BEATTIE / CALLUM STEWART / CASSELS / CHAMPS / CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON / CHELOU / COCO / COMMUNIONS / COSMIC STRIP / COSMO PYKE / CUPIDS / CUT_ / DAN BETTRIDGE / DAN CAPLEN / DARLIA / DEAN LEWIS / DELANEY DAVIDSON / DENAI MOORE / DODIE / ELDER ISLAND / ELIZABETE BALČUS / EMME WOODS / EPHEMERALS / FICKLE FRIENDS / FISHBACH / FLAMINGODS / GABRIELLE APLIN / GEORGE MAPLE / GIANT ROOKS / GIRL RAY / GLASSMAPS / GOOSE / HANNAH GRACE / HAPPY ACCIDENTS / HEJIRA / HER’S / HONEY HAHS / HOWL / HUNGRY JOE / HYPERCULTE / INHEAVEN / ISABELLA CROSS / ISOBEL ANDERSON / JACKO HOOPER / JADE BIRD / JAGARA / JNTHN STEIN / JOE HERTZ / JOHN ADAMS / JOHN JOSEPH BRILL / JULIEN GASC / KAMIKAZE GIRLS / KIM JANSSEN / KOJEY RADICAL / LAKUTA / LITTLE CLUB / LIV DAWSON / LOW ISLAND / MADAME GANDHI / MATT WOODS / ME + MARIE / MELLOW GANG / MICHAEL BAKER / MIKKO JOENSUU / MIYA FOLICK / MOME / MONSTER FLORENCE / NAPOLEON GOLD / NATHAN BALL / ORLA GARTLAND / PAPOOZ / PARK HOTEL / PIXX / POM POKO / PUMA BLUE / RAHEEM BAKARÉ / RAKETKANON / RAT BOY / REDFACES / REJJIE SNOW / RHYS LEWIS / ROBOCOBRA QUARTET / RONYA / RORY WYNNE / ROSIE CARNEY / RYAN DE LA CRUZ / SABELLA / SALUTE / SHIT GIRLFRIEND / SHOCK MACHINE / SHOUT OUT LOUDS / SLANG / SOLEIMA / SONIA STEIN / SONNY / SPINNING COIN / STEAMING SATELLITES / STRANDELS / STRONG ASIAN MOTHERS / TÉMÉ TAN / TEN FÉ / THE DANIEL WAKEFORD EXPERIENCE / THE FEDZ / THE GIFT / THE KOLIN / THE LIGHTNING YEAR / THE MASKS / THE TURBANS / THE WOODEN SKY / THIS IS THE KIT / TIGERCUB / TOM ADAMS / TOM HICKOX / TOMAGA / TUYS / TVAM / VIØLETS / WEIRDS / WELSHLY ARMS / WHITE KITE / WILDWOOD KIN / WRABEL / WYVERN LINGO / YOKE LORE / YOUNG T & BUGSEY / YUNGBLUD / ZIPPER CLUB