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The Great Escape announce first wave of bands

The Great Escape have announced the first wave of bands for 2017, with fifty bands compiling today’s announcement.

Once again scheduled to take place across various venues in Brighton, the event will see some of the newest movers and shakers play between the 18 and 20 May 2017.

Rapidly rising Rag ‘n’ Bone Man is the first artist to be confirmed as a Spotlight Show headliner, for the first year now open to all festival goers on a first-come-first-served basis. All ticket buyers will be asked to register their interest in the individual Sportlight Shows, followed by information on how to grab entry.

The event has also confirmed a deposit scheme, with an initial payment of £30 securing a three-day ticket.

“TGE continues to break the mould and here we come again with the first 50 bands confirmed to play in 2017 that demonstrate what a unique and diverse festival we are,” Great Escape event manager Kevin Moore announces. “We’re truly delighted to welcome Rag’n’Bone back to the event for our first Spotlight Show, it’s going to be an incredible homecoming performance. It’s our mission to give everyone the opportunity to discover their new favourite artist and with the introduction of our festival ticket deposit scheme, as well as the return of our Young Adult tickets for those aged 16 and 17, the festival is more accessible than ever before. Roll on May!”

The full first 50 bands to be confirmed are:

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 / RAG’N’BONE MAN / 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

Tickets for The Great Escape are available now through our friends at TicketWeb.

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