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120 more artists added to The Great Escape Festival

See the full list of bands confirmed to date for the new music showcase festival.

The Great Escape have announced another 120 artists who will take to stages across Brighton when the new music extravaganza reaches the city in May. The additions join a huge number of previously announced acts, including spotlight show headliner Lewis Capaldi.

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

Leading today’s announcement are underground London rockers Fat White Family, who will perform on the Saturday at this year’s festival.

The latest round of additions also features emerging artists such as black midi, Flohio, Laura Misch, Los Bitchos, SL, and Yung Fume.

Renowned BBC Radio 2 presenter Whispering Bob Harris will also bring his curated Under The Apple Tree line-up to The Great Escape for the first time ever on Thursday 9 May 2019. The bill features emerging country and Americana artists such as Eleanor Nelly, Foreign Affairs, Katie Pruitt and Ruston Kelly.

The full festival line-up is expected to include over 450 artists, taking to the new music showcase.

They all join Spotlight Show headliner Lewis Capaldi, who – at the time of writing – is sitting at No.1 on the Official UK Singles Chart with his track Someone You Loved. 

Talking about this year’s festival 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!”

The Great Escape hosts an eclectic line-up, covering a huge range of sounds and styles. Folk fans can enjoy raw Irish ballads courtesy of Lisa O’Neill, while hip-hop lovers can experience the sounds of rapidly rising star AJ Tracey.

Greentea Peng, Biig Piig and more offer RnB and soul, with pop delivered by the likes of New Zealand four-piece Drax Project.

Sport Team bring the guitars, with alternative sounds available courtesy of bedroom-pop star girl in red. Punk, rock and metal fans can delight at post-punks Viagra Boys and DIY inspired rio grrrl lovers Big Joanie.

Faraj Suleiman promise a dose of jazz and world sounds, with neo-classical pianist Alexandra Stréliski and experimental electro artist Yves Tumor also appearing.

Here is The Great Escape line-up in full:

404 | 5K | SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS | AALIYAH ESPRIT | AARON SMITH | AITCH | AJ TRACEY | AK PATTERSON | ALEX LAHEY | ALEXANDRA STRÉLISKI | ALFFA | ALFIE TEMPLEMAN | ALLYSHA JOY | ALTOPALO | AMAHLA | AMANDA TENFJORD | AMY MAY ELLIS | ANNA CALVI | ANNABEL ALLUM | ANOTHER SKY | ANY OTHER | APRE | ARCHIE FAULKS | ARLO PARKS | ASKJELL | AVA WILD | AWATE | AYY | BAD ANIMAL | BAD CHILD | BAILEN | BALCONY | BANG BANG ROMEO | BARNEY FLECTHER | BE FOREST | BEA1991 | BEATBABY | BELLE MT. | BESS ATWELL | BIG JOANIE | BIG SOCIETY | BIG WILD | BIIG PIIG | BIKE | BILK BITCH FALCON | BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD | BLACK MIDI | BLACK PEAKS | BLACK SEA DAHU | BLACKOUT PROBLEMS | BLACKWAVE. | BLITHE | BOBBIE JOHNSON | BODY TYPE | BRIET | BROEN | BROTHER MAY & LULLY (LIVE) | BRUNSWICK | BRUTUS | BUZZARD BUZZARD BUZZARD | BYOB | CAAMP | CABLE TIES | CALLUM PITT | CAN’T SWIM | CASEY LOWRY | CELESTE | CHAI | CHAPPAQUA WRESTLING | CHARLY BLISS | CHILDREN OF ZEUS | CHINA BEARS | CHKBNS | CLASSIC YELLOW | CLOTH | COCAINE PISS | CONAN GRAY | CONFIDENCE MAN | CONNIE CONSTANCE | COUNTY LINE RUNNER | CRACK CLOUD | CREATURES | CRUMPETS | DAN D’LION | DARKSTAR WITH LONDON | CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA | DAYO BELLO | DBOY | DEAD POSEY | DELILAH MONTAGU | DIRTY RADIO | DOBBY | DOE | DONNA MISSAL | DR!FTWOOD | DRAX PROJECT | DRINKING BOYS AND GIRLS CHOIR | DROWNINGBOY | DRINKING BOYS AND GIRLS CHOIR | DU BLONDE | DUENDITA | DUSKY GREY | EASY LIFE | ED THE DOG | ELDER ISLAND | ELEANOR NELLY | ELLIS | EMERSON SNOWE | EMILIE ZOÉ | EMILY BURNS | EUT | EVERYONE YOU KNOW | FARAJ SULEIMAN | FAT WHITE FAMILY | FATA BOOM | FEET FERNANDO MILAGROS | FERRIS & SYLVESTER | FIEH | FINN ANDREWS | FLAMINGODS | FLOHIO | FLOR | FOGH DEPOT | FOREIGN AFFAIRS | FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES | FUR | FUTURE BUBBLERS SOUND SYSTEM | FUZZY SUN | GAFFA TAPE SANDY | GENDER ROLES | GENTLY TENDER | GEORGIA | GGALLAN PARTRIDGE | GIA MARGARET | GIANT ROOKS | GIRL IN RED | GIUNGLA | GLOWIE | GRAHAM VAN PELT | GREENTEA PENG | GUCCIHIGHWATERS | GWENIFER RAYMOND | HAELOS | HAGGARD CAT | HAND HABITS | HANDSTAND PARADE | HATIS NOIT | HAZE | HEAVY BEAT BRASS BAND | HIMALAYAS | HONEY HARPER | HORROR MY FRIEND | HOT MILK | IB101 | INDOOR PETS INJURY RESERVE | INNER WAVE | IOTA | IRIS | ISHI VU | ITALIA 90 | ITOLDYOUIWOULDEATYOU | JACK PERRETT | JAKE GERMAIN | JAMBINAI | JARREAU VANDAL (LIVE) | JAYKAE | JAZZ MORLEY | JEFFE | JESS AJOSE (DJ SET) | JOCKSTRAP | JOY CROOKES| JULIA BARDO | JUNGLE GIANTS | JUNIORE | JUST MUSTARD | JVCK JAMES | KADIATA (DJ) | KARA MARNI | KATIE PRUITT | KAWALA | KAYLA PAINTER | KEYAH/BLU | KIAN | KIDSMOKE | KINGSWOOD | KIRAN LEONARD | KITT PHILIPPA | KIZZY CRAWFORD | KOBI ONYAME | KOJAQUE | KRUSH PUPPIES | KWENGFACE |L DEVINE | LADY BIRD | LAURA MISCH | LAZY DAY | LEIFUR JAMES | LEISURE | LEONIE PERNET | LEWIS CAPALDI | LEWSBERG | LIAM VAN RYN | LIELA MOSS | LIFE | LIILY | LION | LISA O’NEILL | LITTLE SIMZ | LIZA OWEN | LONG TALL JEFFERSON | LORAINE JAMES | LOS BITCHOS | LUCIA | LUCIDVOX | LUCINDA CHUA | LYLE | M HUNCHO | MAIFERSONI | MAISIE PETERS | MALIHINI | MALIK DJOUDI | MALPHINO | MARGED (LIVE) | MARTHAGUNN | MATHILDA HOMER | MEGA | MELLOW GANG | MELLT | MIA BLANKSON | MICAH ERENBERG | MICHAEL BAKER | MIESHA & THE SPANKS | MIINK | MILLIE TURNER | MILLION MILES’ | MINI MANSIONS | MIRAA MAY | MONTY TAFF | MOSA WILD | MOTHER MOTHER | MOTHERHOOD | MURKAGE DAVE | MX WORLD (LIVE) | MYSTIC PEACH | NIA WYN | NICE BISCUIT | NO PARTY FOR CAO DONG | NUTRIBE | OH BROTHER | OH LAND | OHN J PRESLEY | OHTIS | OK BUTTON | OLI FOX | OLIVIA NELSON | ORCHARDS | OUR GIRL | PAGAN | PAT DAM SMYTH | PATRICK JONSSON | PEARL CHARLES | PEEPING DREXELS | PENELOPE ISLES | PETROL GIRLS | PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS | PIP BLOM | PIROSHKA | PIXX | PIZZAGIRL | PLANET | PLASTIC MERMAIDS | POM POKO | PONGO | PORRIDGE RADIO PORTLAND | POTTERY | PRAA | PRATEEK KUHAD PREGOBLIN | PRESS CLUB | PRIESTS | PROJECTOR | PSYCHEDELIC PORN | RACHEL CHINOURIRI | RADIANT CHILDREN | RAINBOW MANIAC | RAOUL VIGNAL | REBECCA GARTON | RED RUM CLUB | REN | RETIREE | RICH AUCOIN | RINA MUSHONGA | ROBINSON | ROSIE CARNEY | RUBIO | RUSTON KELLY | SAINT AGNES | SAM TOMPKINS | SCALPING | SELF ESTEEM | SHADED | SHEY BABA | SHORTPARIS | SHUNAJI | SICK JOY | SILVA | SKINT & DEMORALISED | SKYND | SL | SNAPPED ANKLES | SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS | SOAKED OATS | SOME SPROUTS | SONS OF EAST | SPORTS TEAM | SQUID | STEAM DOWN | STILL WOOZY | STONEFIELD | SULLII | SUN | SUN SILVA | SUNY, ZOEE & JULIA STAR (LIVE) | SUPERLOVESURFBORT | SYDNEY (LIVE SHOW) | THOMASON | TA’SHAN | TALK SHOW | TALOS | TAMZENE | TAWIAH | TEBI REX | TESS PARKS | THE AMAZONS | THE BETHS | THE DAWN OF MAY | THE ESTEVANS | THE FEDZ | THE HOWL AND THE HUM | THE INTERGALACTIC REPUBLIC OF KONGO | THE KICKLIPS | THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND | THE MURDER CAPITAL | THE MYSTERINES | THE NINTH WAVE | THE NUDE PARTY | THE PIER | THE RHYTHM METHOD | THE SNUTS | THE VAN T’S | THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES | THIRD LUNG | TIANA MAJOR9 | TIM ATLAS | TOURIST | TRASH HAWKS | TRIPLE ONE | TROPICAL FUCK STORM | TRUEMENDOUS | UNKNOWN T | UPSAHL | VIAGRA BOYS | VULPYNES | WALT DISCO | WARMING | WASUREMONO | WEIRD MILK | WESTERMAN | WETTER | WHENYOUNG | WHISPERING SONS | WINSTON SURFSHIRT (SOLO) | WOOZE | WORKING MENS CLUB | WOVOKA GENTLE | YESEO | YUNG FUME | YVES TUMOR | ZOONI | ZUZU

Many more 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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