After little glimpses of summer sun in Brighton over the last few weeks we’ve been getting excited for the fine weather to come and, following The Great Escape Festival’s announcement of a further 120 artists on Wednesday, we’re now absolutely desperate for festival season to roll around.
With just over two months until the three-day event kicks off, which sees over 450 new musicians arrive in town to showcase their music across 35 venues, anticipation is reaching fever pitch in the Brightonsfinest office.
With so many incredible artists being added to the festival line-up, there’s too many for us to go into detail on all of them, however, there are plenty that we are firm favourites of here at Brightonsfinest.
One of the first names that jumped out was Anna Calvi, the Domino Records singer/songwriter who released her third album, Hunter, last year, a record in which we said is, “Really throwing off the shackles here, her visceral music acting as the cathartic remedy that is the raison d’etre for so many musical artists to get in this game in the first place.”
Alongside Calvi, there’s the additions of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Amazons, Flamingods, Black Peaks, Our Girl and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.
Other hot prospects we’re excited to catch a glimpse of throughout the festival, which runs from 9th-11th May, include the Brighton-based four-piece Fur, Norwegian punks Pom Poko, rising hip-hop artist Keyah Blu and local indie-punks Gender Roles.
You can book your tickets here: greatescapefestival.com/buy-festival-tickets, with single day tickets now on sale too.
Latest 120 artists added:
404 / 5K HD / A. Swayze & the Ghosts / Aaliyah Esprit / Aaron Smith / Alex Lahey / Amahla / Anna Calvi / Annabel Allum / Another Sky / Arlo Parks / Ava Wild / Awate / Ayy / Bad Child / Balcony / Bang Bang Romeo / beatbaby / Big Society / Big Wild / Bike / Black Peaks / Black Sea Dahu / CAAMP / Charly Bliss / chkbns / Classic Yellow / Conan Gray / Confidence Man / Dead Posey / Doe / Donna Missal / Drinking Boys and Girls Choir / DrowningBoy / Du Blonde / Ellis / EUT / Fata Boom / Ferris & Sylvester / Flamingods / Fogh Depot / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes / FUR / Future Bubblers Sound System / Gaffa Tape Sandy / Gender Roles / GGAllan Partridge / Gia Margaret / Graham Van Pelt / Injury Reserve / Inner Wave / IOTA / itoldyouiwouldeatyou / Jambinai / Jaykae / John J Presley / Julia Bardo / Kayla Painter / KEYAH/BLU / Kiran Leonard / Kobi Onyame / Lady Bird / Leifur James / Leisure / Liam van Ryn / Liela Moss / Liily / Lion / Little Simz / Long Tall Jefferson / Loraine James / Lucidvox / Lyle / M Huncho / MarthaGunn / Mia Blankson / Miink / Mini Mansions / Miraa May / Mosa Wild / Mother Mother / No Party for Cao Dong / NuTribe / Oh Brother / Oh Land / OK Button / Oli Fox / Orchards / Our Girl / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Piroshka / Pixx / Pom Poko / Projector / Rachel Chinouriri / Red Rum Club / Retiree / Rosie Carney / Saint Agnes / Shortparis / Shunaji / SILVA / Snotty Nose Rez Kids / Some Sprouts / Still Woozy / Surfbort / Sydney (Live show) / Ta’Shan / Tebi Rex / Tess Parks / The Amazons / The Dawn of MAY / The Estevans / The Murder Capital / The Mysterines / The Ninth Wave / The Pier / The Rhythm Method / Tourist / Trash Hawks / TrueMendous / Upsahl / Warming / Wovoka Gentle