The Great Escape 2017 news roundup
The Great Escape just got a whole load bigger and better and has revealed the next wave of artists who will be hitting Brighton this May. They are;
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 SCARLETT / 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 / 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 / JULIE BERGAN / JULIE BYRNE / KILLASON / KING HENRY / KNUCKS / KOVACS / KYTES / 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 / TSVI / VICTORIA / WALLFLOWER / WALLWORK / WILD FRONT / WILL HEARD / WILLIAM PRINCE / XAMVOLO / YXNG BANE / ZACH SAID / ZAK ABEL
TGE17 is as strong as ever, with the likes of Slaves, Rag’ n’ Bone Man, Ray BLK, Cabbage, Dan Croll, The Japanese House previously announced. Three-day Saver tickets won’t be around forever so get yours booked today
Ja Ja Ja
A new collaboration has been announced between TGE and long-time friends of the festival Ja Ja Ja.
Ja Ja Ja is the definitive Nordic club night celebrating the very best new music emerging from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The date to add to your calendar is Thursday 30 March, as TGE have joined forces with their Nordic pals to bring along a great selection of artists who they are also championing.
Playing at the March Ja Ja Ja x TGE cub night will be Denmark’s pop gem Soleima (DEN), abstract electro-pop trio aYia (ICE) and sensational singer-songwriter Ronya (FINWe’ll see you at The Lexington on Thursday 30 March.
JA JA JA X THE GREAT ESCAPE PROUDLY PRESENT:
Soleima | aYia | Ronya
Thursday 30 March 2017 – 7:30pm ’til late
The Lexington, Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here
Limited release tickets on sale now
There are less than three months to go until TGE 2017 and Saver tickets are disappearing fast. Fix up, look sharp and get your ticket booked now for THE festival of new music.
The festival has released a limited number of single-day and two-day tickets. These are always in demand so book quickly to avoid missing
The festival has got loads more artists still to be announced and their full schedule is dropping in April. Watch this space for more #TGE17 news.
The TGE Presents shows are back and are kicking off with a banger of a line up. Taking place on Tuesday 28 February at The Old Blue Last The Great Escape 2017 will be bringing hard hitting indie-rock 4-piece, Judas, grit and grunge London trio Honey Lung plus special guests still yet to be announced.
Free tickets for TGE Presents gigs can now be booked here
This gig is 18+, doors open at 7:30pm
Judas have also been announced as playing at this year’s Great Escape. Three-day tickets are now on sale and can be booked here
Spotlight on Slaves at the end of the pier
On Thursday 18 May Slaves will play a Spotlight Show spectacular at the end of the Brighton Palace Pier. This unique show will see the dynamic duo perform a raucous outdoor show on Brighton’s most famous landmark.
Slaves will be bringing plenty of friends along for the ride so expect a disco on the dodgems, a high-powered live show plus unlimited rides for all ticket buyers.
The TGE Spotlight Shows are a series of special standalone gigs that deserve to be highlighted within the programme. To access this year’s Spotlight Shows you can either purchase a standalone gig ticket for guaranteed entry, or if you have purchased a 3-day or single-day festival ticket you can register for a free ticket. Only a limited number of tickets will be made available for each show.
Once registered for a show, you will receive an email the week of The Great Escape revealing where and when tickets will be made available from. The ticket giveaway point will be on site at TGE on the day of the respective Spotlight Show. In order to collect a ticket you must have previously registered your details and have a valid Great Escape wristband for the day of the show.
Tickets will only be available on a first come, first served basis and will be subject to availability. A maximum of 1 ticket will be allocated per person. Each ticket holder wanting to attend this show must register their interest on the link below.
To register for tickets for the Slaves Pier Party head to our Spotlight Show page
100 names to look out for…
Here’s 100 new acts playing The Great Escape 2017. Come party in May and catch the likes of 67, Baloji, Childcare, Dagny, Dan Croll, Dream Wife, HMLTD, Marika Hackman, Stefflon Don, Youngr and The Japanese House, plus a Spotlight Show spectacular from Slaves. The full list of artists added to the line up are
67 /ADAM NAAS / ÁINE CAHILL / AINSLIE WILLS / AVELINO / BABA SHRIMPS / BALOJI / BELLY SQUAD / BETTY WHO / BOKITO / BRYDE / BUSTY AND THE BASS / BUVETTE / CATHERINE MCGRATH / CHARLIE STRAW / CHEAP MEAT / CHILDCARE / CLUB DRIVE / COCOA FUTURES / COSIMA / DAGNY / DAN CROLL / DEAD PRETTIES / DIANE BIRCH / DREAM WIFE / FAZERDAZE / FRANCOBOLLO / FREAK / FROTH / GABRIELLA COHEN / GORDI / HARE SQUEAD / HMLTD / HOMESHAKE / HORSE THIEF / HUSKY LOOPS / ILL / J. BERNARDT / JAKE HOULSBY / JERKCURB / JESSE TERRY / JOHN K. SAMSON / JORDAN MACKAMPA / JUDAS / KANE STRANG / KING NUN / KOJO FUNDS / KOLARS / KUDU BLUE / LIKE A MOTORCYCLE / LISA MITCHELL / LOWLY / MAMMÚT / MARIKA HACKMAN / MAUNO / MC SNIPER / MOLLY / MOSA WILD / MULLALLY / NATIVE DANCER / NOGA EREZ / NORTH DOWNS / OCTOBER DRIFT / ODD BEHOLDER / OFF BLOOM / OLYMPIA / ONE SENTENCE. SUPERVISOR / OUR GIRL / PARCELS / PAULI. / PICTURE THIS / PIXEY / PUMAROSA / ROSBOROUGH / SÄLEN / SAMPA THE GREAT / SHOGUN / SLAVES / SOSHE / STEFFLON DON / STEVE JAMES / STEVIE PARKER / SULTAN OF THE DISCO / SWIMMING TAPES / TENDER / THE BAY RAYS / THE GOON SAX / THE JAPANESE HOUSE / THE MAGIC GANG / THE PARROTS / THE RHYTHM METHOD / THE SANDINISTAS / TIRED LION / TSAR B / WILL JOSEPH COOK / YELLOW DAYS / YOUNGBLOOD / YOUNGR / YOWL / ZEAL & ARDOR
To find out more information on the artists head to the line up page
Deposit ticket scheme
TGE have launched the Great Escape festival ticket deposit scheme to help you secure your TGE ticket without having to pay the full amount upfront. It is now possible to put down a deposit on your TGE ticket and pay the remaining total in April 2017.
The deposit that you put down is only £35 now and then the balance can be paid anytime up until 17th April 2017 via a unique link that you receive on your booking confirmation email. To book your TGE tickets via the deposit scheme CLICK HERE
First 50 names
The first fifty artists selected to play the festival for new music have been officially released and it is a positively sizzling gathering of talent. From post grunge quartet Goat Girl, to Icelandic hip-hop artist Sturla Atlas, post punk gang Cabbage and Swiss multi instrumentalist Sophie Hunger, 2017 is going to be a great year for discovering new talent. The full list of artists announced to day is
ABATTOIR BLUES / ALMA / ANNA STRAKER / BE CHARLOTTE / BRIAN DEADY / CABBAGE / CARYS SELVEY / CASI / CHERRY GLAZERR / CROOX / DRONES CLUB / EAT FAST / FIL BO RIVA / GOAT GIRL / GOLD CLASS / GOTHIC TROPIC / GURR / HANNAH GEORGAS / HUSKY LOOPS / IDER/ INDIGO HUSK / JACQUES / JAMES HERSEY / JAMESZOO / KLANGSTOF / L.A. SALAMI / LOWELL / MARTHAGUNN / MATT MAESON / MIDDLE KIDS / MILES FROM KINSHASA / MOSES / NILÜFER YANYA / PLAITUM / POTÉ / RAY BLK / SAINT PHNX / SARATHY KORWAR / SHAME / SHELLS / SHITKID / SIGRID / SKOTT / SLØTFACE / SOPHIE HUNGER / STURLA ATLAS / THE AGE OF L.U.N.A / THE MOONLANDINGZ / TIGERTOWN / YONAKA
Spotlight on Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
The man of the moment is returning to TGE to captivate The Great Escape audience. Having brought his unique sound to TGE for the past 2 years, working his way up the ranks, this year sees him take to one of TGE’s biggest venues, Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Saturday 20 May.
TGE have announced that Rag ‘n’ Bone Man is the first spotlight show artist to be announced for 2017. Having graced The Great Escape stages for the last two years it’s only right that Rag’n’Bone Man heads up the first Spotlight Show, the singer, whose gravelly blues vocals have been turning heads across the planet, returns to the Brighton Dome Concert Hall for his homecoming session. For the first time, all festival goers will have the opportunity to access the Spotlight Shows for free without needing to buy a top-up ticket by signing up for the ticket giveaway. For more information head to the spotlight show sign up page. Standalone tickets can also now be purchased
Ray BLK has been added as the main support artists for this show.
To register for tickets to see Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at Brighton Dome on 20th May click here
In the New Year TGE will be revealing a further 400+ acts who are set to join the bill on the biggest and best festival for new music in all of Europe.
Switzerland – official partner
The Great Escape, the festival for new music, has announced that Switzerland will be its lead international partner in 2017. Working alongside Swiss Music Export, The Great Escape will be shining a spotlight on Switzerland’s music industry with performances from some of the country’s most prominent rising stars.
The Great Escape is at the forefront of discovering fresh and emerging artists from across the world and is internationally renowned for breaking new talent in the UK. For 12 years the festival’s international partnerships have reinforced this ethos, enabling new artists from diverse music markets to showcase their talents in front of The Great Escape’s eclectic audience of influential industry delegates and festival goers.
As well as an impressive line-up of Swiss artists, the lead country focus will run throughout the festival, with the convention playing host to discussions on the Swiss music industry and The Great Escape’s street party featuring food and drink stalls selling Swiss delicacies.
The Great Escape’s relationship with Switzerland stretches as far back as 2009, when jazz pop songstress Sophie Hunger played a storming set at The Old Market and was booked to play that year’s Glastonbury festival there and then. Since then Swiss artists have continued to bring quality to TGE line-ups with emerging stars such as Evelinn Trouble, BOY, Klaus Johann Grobe, James Gruntz, OY and many more.
Previous lead international partnerships have included the likes of Canada (2006), New Zealand (2009), France (2007) and Latvia and Lithuania (2016), bringing acts such as Alvvays, Broods, Christine and the Queens and Carnival Youth to the UK.
Jean Zuber, Director of Swiss Music Export, commented ‘We are delighted to be the lead international partner at next year’s festival. Since 2013 Swiss Music Export has worked closely with The Great Escape and pushed the development of Swiss artists into the UK market. What could be better than joining forces as lead international partner and giving our emerging artists a wider platform for success.’
Kevin Moore, General Manager of The Great Escape, said ‘We are so pleased to be announcing Switzerland as our lead international partner for The Great Escape 2017. It’s always such a challenge booking the Swiss acts to perform at TGE as the quality of artist just gets better and better, 2017 is going to be the toughest challenge yet! We have had a longstanding partnership with Swiss Music Export so it’s very exciting to finally be shining a light on the country’s incredible music scene and to be able to showcase some of the best emerging talent right now. Bring on TGE 2017!’