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The Great Escape Festival 2018

  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 17-19 May 2018
  • Alternative
  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop
  • +5

Championing unsigned and underground artists

The Great Escape is the UK's biggest new music showcase, championing unsigned and underground artists from a range of genres, including rock, indie, hip-hop, grime and electronic music. 

Split across multiple venues in Brighton, the hip south-coast city, The Great Escape is your chance to catch rising stars and mix with industry professionals, such as publications, companies and labels, who will be imparting their knowledge at the variety of conferences and conventions throughout the festival.

Now renowned around the UK and beyond as the place-to-be if you're in the music business, the diverse festival brings one of the UK's most famous cities to life, reverberating through its music venues, theatres, pubs, bars, pop-up stages and street corners.

Lineup

  • Áine Cahill
  • Awate
  • Bad Gyal
  • Benny Mails
  • City Calm Down
  • Coin
  • Dan Stock
  • Daniel OG
  • Denzel Himself
  • Ebenezer
  • Feet
  • Freak
  • Fred Well
  • Hotel Lux
  • Hunter & The Bear
  • Jerry Williams
  • Joy Crookes
  • Katie von Schleicher
  • King Nun
  • Kops
  • Love Ssega
  • M.I.L.K.
  • Maisie Peters
  • Mansionair
  • Mikaela Davis
  • Moncrieff
  • Naaz
  • Pitou
  • Promiseland
  • Rahh
  • Ruby Empress
  • S4U
  • Sam Fender
  • Sports Team
  • Stella Donnelly
  • Stereo Honey
  • Tamino
  • Ten Tonnes
  • The Ninth Wave
  • The Orielles
  • Wild Front
  • Ama Lou
  • Dream State
  • Girlhood
  • Hak Baker
  • Grace Carter
  • Pale Waves
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Say Sue Me
  • Partner
  • Valeras
  • Alex the Astronaut
  • Alexander Biggs
  • Aquaserge
  • Bakar
  • Big Tobz
  • Billy Lockett
  • Bloxx
  • Bobii Lewis
  • Boniface
  • Børns
  • Bossy Love
  • Boy Azooga
  • Broadstrokes
  • Crimer
  • Crooked Teeth
  • D.A.N.
  • Daysormay
  • Declan Welsh and the Decadent West
  • Durand
  • Durand Jones & The Indications
  • Easy Life
  • Elsa Hewitt
  • Eves Karydas
  • Figure Walking
  • Fine
  • Fine Creatures
  • Freak Heat Waves
  • Freya Ridings
  • Gaffa Tape Sandy
  • George Glew
  • Gus
  • Gus Dapperton
  • Halo Mud
  • Happy Meals
  • Hatchie
  • Hello Delaware
  • Her's
  • Hero Fisher
  • Hillsburn
  • Hockey Dad
  • Ida Mae
  • Iguana Death Cult
  • Jack Vallier
  • Jaz Karis
  • Joshua
  • Burnside
  • JoyCut
  • Kamaal Williams
  • Kate NV
  • Kid Katharsis
  • Kirill Richter
  • Kofi Stone
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
  • Last Train
  • Leah Dou
  • Lion
  • Lo Moon
  • Louis Baker
  • Lucia
  • Magic Island
  • Mahalia
  • Mali Hayes
  • Malory
  • Manu Crooks
  • Mavi Phoenix
  • Megan
  • Nash
  • Michael Jablonka
  • Nashexx
  • Nêhiyawak
  • Nikhil D'Souza
  • Noah Kahan
  • Olympia
  • Only the Poets
  • Paceshifters
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Peach Pit
  • Poppy Ajudha
  • Raheem Bakaré
  • Rascalton
  • River Matthews
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
  • Rosemary & Garlic
  • Sado Opera
  • Sassy 009
  • Shiners
  • Skegga
  • Skinny Pelembe
  • Suzi Wuthe Creases
  • The Modern Strangers
  • The Psychotic Monks
  • The Saxophones
  • The Vegan Leather
  • Three Body Trio
  • Tors
  • Touts
  • Tshegue
  • Underwater Boys
  • Warmduscher
  • Wet Red
  • whenyoung
  • WWWater
  • Wyvern Lingo
  • Yazmin Lacey
  • Yukon Era
  • 23 Unofficial
  • 77 : 78
  • 808INK
  • Adoy
  • All Our Exes Live In Texas
  • Amyl And The Sniffers
  • Anna Burch
  • Bad Sounds
  • Basement Revolver
  • Billy Carter
  • Blessed
  • Blueprint Blue
  • Bodega
  • Brass Rave Unit
  • Canshaker Pi
  • Charley And The Lesbians
  • Chase Atlantic
  • Delaney Davidson
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Devarrow
  • Dizzy
  • DJ Flugvel Og Geimskip
  • Dylan Cartlidge
  • Emily Cappell
  • Erol Alkan
  • Esther Joy
  • Fanny Andersen
  • Gaika
  • Gender Roles
  • Giant Party
  • Giant Swan
  • Goat Girl
  • Great News
  • Harrow Fair
  • Helena Deland
  • Himalayas
  • Hollow Coves
  • Honey Lung
  • Iman
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Jordan Mackampa
  • Josin
  • Let's Eat Grandma
  • Nelson Can
  • Nervus
  • Nilüfer Yanya
  • Noya Rao
  • Octavian
  • Pale Grey
  • Peaness
  • Phobophobes
  • Puma Blue
  • Raleigh
  • Respectfulchild
  • Riley Pearce
  • Sam Evian
  • Samm Henshaw
  • Sea Girls
  • Shadowlark
  • Sheafs
  • Skrapz
  • Sleep Token
  • Slowthai
  • Sons of Kemet
  • Superorganism
  • Team Picture
  • Teeks
  • Teischa
  • The Beaches
  • The Faim
  • The Ganjas
  • The Homesick
  • The Kite String Tangle
  • The Night Café
  • The Spook School
  • The Surrenders
  • The Wandering Hearts
  • Tim Chadwick
  • Tirzah
  • Tom Grennan
  • Tom Tripp
  • Tom Walker
  • Trampolene
  • Tyne
  • Vissia
  • Vuélveteloca
  • Walrus
  • Willow
  • Wowh
  • Yellow Days
  • Yussef Dayes
  • 3rd Line Butterfly
  • 47Soul
  • A Festival, A Parade
  • Æ MAK
  • Aeris Roves
  • AK/DK
  • Albuquerque
  • Alma
  • Amaroun
  • Apre
  • Ari Roar
  • Art School Girlfriend
  • BC Camplight
  • Benin City
  • Black Futures
  • Black Midi
  • Blanco White
  • Blind Butcher
  • Blossom Caldarone
  • Brigitte Laverne
  • Brooke Bentham
  • Bruno Major
  • Bülow
  • Cari Cari
  • Cassia
  • Che Lingo
  • Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5
  • Crewel Intentions
  • Day Fly
  • Declan J Donovan
  • Deep Throat Choir
  • Delgres
  • Delilah Montagu
  • Didirri
  • Ecca Vandal
  • Fabrizio Cammarata
  • Forever Cult
  • Franc Moody
  • Gentle Stranger
  • Gideön
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Gizmo Varillas
  • Haiku Hands
  • Hammer
  • Hangmans Chair
  • Harvey Causon
  • Hatis Noit
  • Hello Piedpiper
  • Högni
  • Homebound
  • The Howl and the Hum
  • Husky Loops
  • Ilgen-Nur
  • Jack River
  • Janice
  • Jimothy Lacoste
  • K Trap
  • Kirke Karja Solo
  • Kojey Radical
  • Lady Bird
  • Le Boom
  • Lilla Vargen
  • Lily Moore
  • Little Destroyer
  • Lotto Boyzz
  • Luke Marzec
  • Luna Bay
  • Maddy Storm
  • Malena Zavala
  • Marsicans
  • Max Frost
  • Mellah
  • Milk Teeth
  • Mr Bongo x Discojuice
  • Ms Banks
  • Murphy
  • Nana Adjoa
  • Nia Wyn
  • Nina Nesbitt
  • Noble Jacks
  • Odette
  • Orchards
  • Pale Seas
  • Pip Blom
  • Plaza
  • Polo
  • Pretty Vicious
  • Puppy
  • PVMNTS
  • Queen Zee
  • Rina Sawayama
  • Ross From Friends [live]
  • Ruthanne
  • Scuffle
  • Self Esteem
  • ShadowParty
  • Simone Tang
  • Soham De
  • Stevie Appleton
  • Sun Acarna
  • SuperParka
  • Suspect
  • Swimming Girls
  • Teleman
  • Ten Fé
  • The Beat Escape
  • The Eskies
  • The Garrys
  • The Gentle Good
  • The Go! Team
  • The Rhythm Method
  • The Teskey Brothers
  • Trixie Whitley
  • Veronica Fusaro
  • White Room
  • Whyte Horses
  • Xavier Darcy
  • Yusufla
  • Aadae
  • Aivery
  • Albert af Ekenstam
  • Alex Hepburn
  • Alice Boman
  • Allana Verde
  • Anais
  • Annabel Allum
  • Ashley Henry
  • AU/RA
  • Avec
  • Bearcubs
  • Breathe Panel
  • Call Me Loop
  • Carmody
  • Catherine McGrath
  • Chappaqua Wrestling
  • Charles Watson
  • Chris & Charlie
  • Club Drive
  • Conner Youngblood
  • Connie Constance
  • Cuckoolander
  • Dancing on Tables
  • David Keenan
  • Demob Happy
  • Don't Problem
  • Drahla
  • Faers
  • Flohio
  • Fontaines DC
  • G Flip
  • George Taylor
  • God On My Right
  • Haley Heynderickx
  • Hallouminati
  • Holiday Oscar
  • Hot Dreams
  • Hungry Joe
  • Idles
  • Insecure Men
  • Izzie Gibbs
  • Jealous of the Birds
  • Joan
  • Joe Taylor
  • Kai WhistonKalpa
  • Kawala
  • Kioko
  • Koates
  • K-Phax
  • Kyle Craft
  • Lady Sanity
  • Laurie Mann
  • Le Motel
  • Life Lilly
  • Ahlberg
  • Lisa Morgenstern
  • Locks
  • Love Sick
  • Luca
  • Lucie Barat
  • Mary Miller
  • Men I Trust
  • Mina Rose
  • MNNQNS
  • Moss Kena
  • Mother & Cake
  • Nadia Nair
  • Naked Elephant
  • Naomi Scott
  • Native Sun
  • Odd Couple
  • Onipa
  • Phantom Isle
  • Pillow Queens
  • Polo & Pan
  • Psychic Markers
  • Psycho Comedy
  • Rews
  • RVG
  • Saint Raymond
  • Samana
  • Sonny
  • Silverlake
  • Slugabed
  • Snail Mail
  • Soccer Mommy
  • Sophie and the Giants
  • Sorry
  • Sportsman
  • Sunstack Jones
  • The Magic Gang
  • The Nectars
  • The Regrettes
  • The Vryll Society
  • Towkio
  • Trillary Banks
  • Tuvaband
  • Vida
  • Vistas
  • Voodoo Love Orchestra
  • XTRM Tour
  • Zapatilla
  • Zuzu
  • Now, Now

The festival takes over Brighton for the weekend, as venues across the city play host to events of all sizes, in dedicated venues such as the iconic Brighton Dome, pubs and bars, and pop-up stages across the city streets.


Address

Various Venues, Brighton, United Kingdom

FAQs

BY PLANE: London Gatwick is the closest airport, trains regularly run from Gatwick to Brighton, taking around half an hour.

BY TRAIN: Brighton is easily accessible by train from across the UK. Most routes will take you via either London or Southampton.

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