The next wave of artists plus the newest addition to the festival, an event site on Brighton Beach, have just been announced, as we gear up for the 13th The Great Escape Festival (17th-19th May), a showcase of exciting new music from around the globe. With more event partners and stage hosts than ever this year, TGE is going from strength to strength, re-affirming its position as the best event of its kind in Europe.
Amongst the 80 artists announced this week are Superorganism, Tom Grennan, Nilufer Yanya, Goat Girl, Puma Blue, Yellow Days, Anna Burch, Tom Tripp, Japanese Breakfast, Sons of Kemet, and Brighton’s Gender Roles.
Adding to the festival’s family of 30 venues, the brand new 2,000 capacity festival site on Brighton beach, located adjacent to Madeira Drive, will be home to two new venues. Beach partners include the legendary Island Records (who in recent years have nurtured the likes of Sigrid, JP Cooper, Dizzee Rascal and Sean Paul), Dr Martens and AWAL (Artists Without A Label).
Rory Bett, MAMA Festivals CEO said, “With demand and drive for new music and an ever-expanding festival, 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.”
Also just announced is the partnership with Brighton-based charity FoodShare Sussex. They prevent perfectly good food from ending up in landfill by redistributing surplus from the food industry to over 100 charities and community groups, delivering ten tonnes of food every week to those who need it most.