Brighton’s The Great Escape continues to deliver by adding a further 100 artists to its already-impressive line-up.
As is always the case, there is something for everyone at the festival. London rapper AJ Tracey will follow his sold-out UK academy tour with an appearance. Manchester soul/hip-hop outfit Children Of Zeus also appear.
Elsewhere New Zealand’s The Beths round off their supporting slot for Death Cab For Cutie with a show by the seaside as Elder Island bring their shuffling sound to Sussex. The three-day festival in May will also welcome Norwegian bedroom-pop singer girl in red.
Yves Tumor will perform cuts off his critically-acclaimed 2018 release ‘Safe in the Hands of Love’ in a rare UK appearance. Cardiff-born, Brighton-based Gwenifer Raymond will spellbind those in attendance as she brings her entrancing folk to the festival.
As in previous years, a big attraction resides in the Spotlight Show. Previously hosting Glastonbury headliner Stormzy and local lad Rag’n’Bone Man, this year’s slot is taken by Lewis Capaldi. The Great Escape and Box Plus Network will take over the Brighton Dome as the Scottish singer-songwriter shows his worth. There is also confirmation that Kara Marni and Leicester collective Easy Life will be supporting Capaldi.
With a special performance from up-and-coming Norwegian outfit Fieh on the cards and the slightly contrasting Belgian noise-punk group Cocaine Piss on the cards, this year’s festival is one not to miss.
There are approximately 300 more artists to be announced between now and when it commences on May 9th. Brighton’s largest festival looks set to be the place to be this May.
Tickets are on sale now at The Great Escape’s website: https://greatescapefestival.com/buy-festival-tickets/