The Great Escape has today announced 120 more acts to play this year’s internationally renowned festival, including massive break-out artists such as Conan Gray, Confidence Man, Du Blonde, Leisure,, Little Simz, Mini Mansions, The Amazons and Tourist as well as Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Anna Calvi, Black Peaks, Lady Bird, Our Girl and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs who will play at Fender’s all-new home at The Old Market.

The festival for new music, The Great Escape will be kicking off the summer season by playing host to over 450 up and coming artists and a music-led conference across 35 walkable venues across Brighton & Hove, on Weds 8 – Sat 11 May.

Now in its third year of partnership with The Great Escape, guitar giant Fender’s presence at the festival will be bigger and louder than ever before – taking over the 500-capacity, grade-II listed The Old Market music venue for three nights of electrifying music. Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes and Anna Calvi will both headline the ‘Fender Next’ stage over the weekend, with Black Peaks, Lady Bird, Our Girl, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and many more to be announced supporting – promising a mix of the best emerging and established guitar talent in Europe today.

Some artists from the previous FirstFifty and Australian lead country partnership announcements include immense new music makers – AJ Tracey, Crack Cloud, Connie Constance, Easy Life, girl in red, Indoor Pets, Jockstrap, Kara Marni, Kawala, Maisie Peters, Pip Blom, Self Esteem, SKYND and Yves Tumor.

 

Acts added today are:

FOLK

AVA WILD  |  BLACK SEA DAHU  |  CAAMP  |  ELLIS  |  FERRIS & SYLVESTER  |  GIA MARGARET  |  RACHEL CHINOURIRI  |  ROSIE CARNEY  |  WOVOKA GENTLE

Folk fanatics will be treated to a host of new talent including the charming Canadian storyteller Ava Wild, emotionally charged Black Sea Dahu, electronically embellished folk singer Gia Margaret, plus many more…

GRIME / RAP / HIP-HOP

ARLO PARKS  |  AWATE  |  AYY  |  FATA BOOM  |  INJURY RESERVE  | JAYKAE  | KEYAH/BLU  |  KOBI ONYAME  |  LITTLE SIMZ  |  M HUNCHO  |  NU TRIBE  |  SHUNAJI  |  SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS  |  TEBI REX  |  TRUEMENDOUS

The Great Escape is ecstatic to reveal brand new music from massively up and coming neo-soul grime player Little Simz, hip-hop beatmaker and MC Shunaji, Birmingham’s grime artist Jaykae, Scottish sonically rich rapper Kobi Onyame, plus many more…

R&B / SOUL

AALIYAH ESPRIT  | BEATBABY  |  JOHN J PRESLEY  |  LEISURE  |  MIA BLANKSON  |  MIINK  |  MIRAA MAY  |  TA’SHAN

The Great Escape will bring you the soulful sounds of culturally encompassing Ta’Shan, Algeria’s sultry singer Miraa May, the sweltering raw vocals of Aaliyah Esprit, Auckland five-piece Leisure, plus more…

POP / DANCE

404  |  AMAHLA  |  AARON SMITH  |  BALCONY  |  BIG WILD  |  CHARLY BLISS  |  CONAN GRAY  |  CONFIDENCE MAN  |  FUTURE BUBBLERS SOUND SYSTEM  |  GGALLAN PARTRIDGE  |  JULIA BARDO  |  KAYLA PAINTER  |  LONG TALL JEFFERSON  | LORAINE JAMES  |  OH LAND  |  OLI FOX  |  SHORTPARIS  |  STILL WOOZY  | THE PIER

The Great Escape brings together breakout pop and dance acts such as the playfully ethereal Oh Land, carefully crafted popstar Oli Fox and decadent Russian dance hit maker Shortparis, plus many more…

ALT / INDIE

ANNA CALVI  |  ANOTHER SKY  |  BIG SOCIETY  |  BIKE  |  CHKBNS  |  DOE  |  DONNA MISSAL  |  DROWNINGBOY  |  EUT  |  FLAMINGODS  |  GAFFA TAPE SANDY  |  GENDER ROLES  |  GRAHAM VAN PELT  |  INNER WAVE WAVES  |  IOTA  |  ITOLDYOUIWOULDEATYOU  |  KIRAN LEONARD  |  LIELA MOSS  |  LIILY  |  LION  |  LUCIDVOX  |  MARTHAGUNN  |  MINI MANSIONS  |  MOSA WILD  |  MOTHER MOTHER  |  NO PARTY FOR CAO DONG  |  OK BUTTON  |  ORCHARDS  |  PIROSHKA  |  PIXX  |  POM POKO  |  PROJECTOR  |  RED RUM CLUB  |  RETIREE  |  SILVA  |  SOME SPROUTS  |  TESS PARKS  |  THE ESTEVANS  |  THE MURDER CAPITAL  |  THE RHYTHM METHOD  |  UPSAHL  |  WARMING

The indie offering includes infectiously forlorn indie group Pixx, Taiwanese rock band No Party for Cao Dong, Mancunian quartet Big Society, supergroup Mini Mansions, London duo The Rhythm Method, dreamy synth girl band SILVA, plus more…

PUNK / ROCK / METAL

SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS  |  ALEX LAHEY  |  ANNABEL ALLUM  |  BAD CHILD  |  BANG BANG ROMEO  |  BLACK PEAKS  |  CLASSIC YELLOW  |  DEAD POSEY  |  DRINKING BOYS AND GIRLS CHOIR  |  DU BLONDE  |  FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES  |  FUR  |  JAMBINI  |  LADY BIRD  |  LYLE  |  OH BROTHER  |  PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS  |  SAINT AGNES  |  SURFBORT  |  THE AMAZONS  |  THE MYSTERINES  |  THE NINTH WAVE  |  TRASH HAWKS

The Great Escape brings heavy hitters to Brighton with the Brooklyn-based punk ragers Surfbort, math rock band Black Peaks, the heavily atmospheric Oh Brother, riff-digging The Amazons, Korean avant-rock Jambinai, the ferocious four-piece Saint Agnes, plus many more…

JAZZ

5K HD  |  FOGH DEPOT  |  LEIFUR JAMES

Emerging names in the world of jazz are brought to the line-up with modern jazz infusionist Leifur James, Austrian experimental artist 5K HD and nu-jazz trio Fogh Depot.

OTHER

LIAM VAN RYN  |  SYDNEY  |  THE DAWN OF MAY  |  TOURIST

Additionally, genre-crossover artists announced on the line-up include British Grammy Award winning electronic musician Tourist, intriguingly enigmatic The Dawn of MAY, the electronic experimentalist Liam van Ryn, plus more.

The Great Escape comes to venues across Brighton & Hove, on Weds 8 – Sat 11 May 2019

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