The Great Escape, Europe’s leading festival for new music, has added over 100 artists to the initial lineup. News of the additional acts was released today following the initial announcement that Slaves and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man would play exclusive ‘Spotlight Shows’ with the likes of Cabbage, Ray BLK and The Magic Gang making up the rest of the extremely exciting bill.
Today’s influx of new talent once again included a range of musical and cultural diversity which is becoming increasingly important with the current landscape of mainstream music in the position that it finds itself in. Stormzy, who performed at last year’s festival, saw his debut album go to number one and has no doubt been an inspiration to many of the urban acts at The Great Escape. 18-year-old RAYE, south London’s newest and most exciting talent, has been making quite the impression after her collaborations with Charli XCX and she was among the newest artists announced to the lineup this morning.
The Amazon’s have burst on to the scene this year with their raw, riffy sound heard on singles ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Little Something’ and will also be making an appearance this year. Among the more household names are Superfood, Estrons and Zak Abel – who has been receiving a lot of attention on BBC Radio 1 recently after his track ‘Unstable’ was made one of their ‘tracks of the week’.
The extremely diverse range of countries being represented at The Great Escape was further increased today with the first Indian act on the bill being announced in the form of Parekh and Singh, a pop duo inspired by their mother’s cassette collection which included Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder and even Geri Halliwell.
Tickets are still available for the festival, but are selling quickly so grab them while you can.
The full announcement of new acts can be seen below:
ABRA CADABRA / AGAR AGAR / ALEX CAMERON / ALTAMEDA / ALYSS / AMY BECKER / ARISTOPHANES貍貓 / ÁSGEIR / BABEHEAVEN / BAD POP / BAD SOUNDS / BANTAM LYONS / BELIEFS / BIURET 뷰렛 / BLACKWATERS / BRENT COBB / BRUCE O YATES / CAMO CLAVE / CHILDHOOD / CHINAH / CODE WALK / COLTER WALL / CONFIDENCE MAN / CRIMSONS / DAKOTA / DAT BRASS / DEBRAH SCARLET / DGS SAMURAI CHAMPS / DOUGLAS DARE / EKALI / ESTRONS / FAITH I BRANKO / FIFI RONG / FISH / FLYTE / FOLLY RAE / FOREST OF FOOLS / FRANK GAMBLE / FUCK ART,LET’S DANCE! / GALLOPS / GARDNA / GIRLI / H HAWKLINE / HARRISON BROME / HAUX / HAZEL ENGLISH / HEARTS HEARTS / HELLO MOTH / HIPSTERS DON’T DANCE / HONEY LUNG / HONEY LUNG / IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE / IMMIGRANT SWING / INTO THE ARK / ISAAC GRACIE / JACK LADDER / JACKDAT / JAMIE ISAAC / JANE WEAVER / JARAMI / JAY SOM / JERRY WILLIAMS / JOE FOX / JOSSY MITSU / JUDAH AND THE LION / JULIE BERGAN / JULIE BYRNE / KILLASON / KING HENRY / KNUCKS / KOVACS / LA JUNGLE / LAS AVES / LEO STANNARD / LIFE / LITTLE HOURS / LUXURY DEATH / LYRA / MARC O’REILLY / MARIA KELLY / MATT MALTESE / MO KENNEY / MONICO BLONDE / MYSTIC BRAVES / MUNGO / NOT3S / NOVA TWINS / OSCAR JEROME / OTZEKI / OUTLYA / OVERCOATS / PAIGEY CAKEY / PAREKH & SINGH / PARIS YOUTH FOUNDATION / PAVO PAVO / PERTURBATOR / POOR NAMELESS BOY / PORT CITIES / PRINCE VASELINE / RAHH / RAYE / ROYAL TUSK / SAILOR AND I / SARA SARA / SHE-DEVILS / SHY LUV / SMERZ / SÔNGE / SONS / SUPERFOOD / TAMIR GRINBERG / TASH LC / TEN TONNES / TENNYSON / THE AMAZONS / THE AVULSIONS / THE BRASS FUNKEYS / THE DISTRICTS / THE LAFONTAINES / THE MONOTONES / THE VAN T’S / THOMAS AZIER / VICTORIA / WALLFLOWER / WALLWORK B2B TSVI / WILD FRONT / WILL HEARD / WILLIAM PRINCE / XAMVOLO / YXNG BANE / ZACH SAID / ZAK ABEL