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Lewis Capaldi announced for The Great Escape

The singer-songwriter heads to Brighton in May.

The Great Escape have confirmed Lewis Capaldi as the first spotlight act to play the 2019 edition of the award-winning festival.

Lewis is added to a jam-packed line-up of over 50 artists already announced for the festival.

The Great Escape Festival runs from 9 – 11 May 2019 in Brighton, taking over 35 venues across the city.

Lewis Capaldi has had a phenomenal 12 months. The upcoming star, who performed on one of the smaller stages last year saw his self-released single Brusies be streamed over 25 million times and saw the young singer-songwriter complete a European arena tour supporting Sam Smith.

Many will know the singer for his track Grace, which has received extensive support from BBC Radio 1. Watch the video for the tune below:

Talking about the announcement Lewis said: “Absolutely over the moon to come back and play The Great Escape this year! Had an amazing show last time and hopefully, things will be the same this time around!”

Alongside the announcement, The Great Escape have also confirmed that last year’s popular The Beach site is returning, featuring three-live music venues, food stalls and pop up performance spaces.

Here’s the full list of artists announced for The Great Escape Festival 2019 so far:

ALLYSHA JOY, ASKJELL, bea1991, blackwave., Bobbie Johnson, BODY TYPE, Briet, CABLE TIES, Casey Lowry, Chappaqua Wrestling, Connie Constance, Crack Cloud, Dayo Bello, Dboy, Duendita, Ed The Dog, Emerson Snowe, Emily Burns, Fontaines D.C, Fuzzy Sun, Himalayas, Indoor Pets, JC Stewart, Jeffe, Jockstrap, Juniore, JVCK JAMES, Kara Marni, Kawala, Krush Puppies, Kwengface, L Devine, Lucia, Mathilda Homer, Millie Turner, Nia Wyn, Penelope Isles, Pip Blom, PSYCHEDELIC PORN, CRUMPETS, Radiant Children, Rebecca Garton, Ren, Sam Tompkins, Self Esteem, shey baba, Sick Joy, SKYND, SONS OF EAST, Squid, Steam Down, The Howl and The Hum, Tiana Major9, TROPICAL FUCK STORM, Walt Disco, Wooze, ZUZU

400 acts are still to be announced for the festival.

Tickets for The Great Escape Festival are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk 

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