Tuesday 28th March 2023 – Today, The Great Escape announces an additional 140 artists for its 2023 edition. The city-spanning Brighton festival promises appearances from some of the most exciting acts on the international circuit. Including, Yonaka, Moonchild Sanelly, VLURE, The Native, Jazmin Bean and many more. Recognised globally as one of the most exciting festivals for new music, the festival will play host to over 450 emerging artists, underground acts and streaming staples. It spans 35+ walkable venues throughout the city and boasting a 3-day conference featuring big music industry names. The Great Escape will take place from 10-13 May 2023. Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £40 for a day ticket and £105 for the weekend. Tickets are on sale here.
Joining over 250 artists already announced for the festival, the new additions range from local Brighton indie rock outfits to breezy Australian punk bands.
Recently announced rock royalty The Pretenders will be joined by a wealth of exciting talent. The line-up also includes Brighton locals and festival stalwarts Yonaka, promising to deliver their blend of punk riffs with pop DNA to their hometown. Globe-trotting South African pop goddess Moonchild Sanelly will also be making an appearance. This will be alongside the formidable Glaswegian electro-punks VLURE and their intense dancefloor anthems. Down the coast in Plymouth, indie rock specialists The Native are cooking up their melancholy anthems for the Brighton crowd. Meanwhile, Jazmin Bean will bring her dark, theatrical pop-metal.
Also joining the line-up is British super-producer Future Utopia (AKA Fraser T. Smith) who has worked with the likes of Dave, DJ Seinfeld, Kojey Radical and poet laureate Simon Armitage to produce soulful British music with a scathing political undertone. Youthful rap prodigy Songer, whose incredible songcraft and freestyle flow has turned heads across the UK is also on the bill. With influences from Bon Iver to Bollywood, songwriter Jasmine Jethwa has also joined the fray, alongside rule-bending alt-psych auteurs TTRRUUCES, who combine Brit-rock influences with opera sensibilities. Also added is Lost Girl, providing an education in garage-infused pop, with flavours of club, reggae and R&B.
In addition to the above, The Great Escape promises to take music fans on a tour of the finest the UK has to offer.
Brighton native math-rock merchants Orchards are set to excite whilst Burnley noisemakers The Goa Express, Isle Of Wight indie act Coach Party, introspective indie pop lovers modernlove. andDublin’s primal guitar heroes Sprints will also perform. The line-up additions continue with Boyish and Tay Iwar, an NYC-based indie rock duo and Nigerian neo-soul savant respectively, joined by a member of London’s NINE8 Collective; Mac Wetha, a DIY pop innovator who’s pushing the envelope of pop expectations.
7EBRA | Albertine Sarges | Astles | Bedroom High Club | Bingo Fury | Boyish | Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard | Coach Party | Cole Bleu | Dirtsharks | Freak Slug | Gena Rose Bruce | Hanya | Holiday | Ghosts | Jasmine Jethwa | Katie Phelan | KIDS | Lael Neale | Lip Filler | Lucky Iris | Mac Wetha | MF Tomlinson | Midnight Rodeo | Minor Conflict | Modern Woman | modernlove. | OMBIGIIZI | Pacific Avenue | Pale Blue Eyes | Picture Parlour | Sophie Jamieson | Sötnos | Spielmann | St Lundi | SUDS | System Olympia | The Broken Islands | The Foxies | The Goa Express | The Kairos | The Native | The Pretenders | The Umlauts | TTRRUUCES | Wax Works | White Flowers | Whitelands
Acid Klaus | Anna B Savage | CATBEAR | Charlotte Plank | eee gee | Ellie Moon | Jessie Marcella | Jo Hill | LVRA | Marina Herlop | Memphis LK | MOON MATES | OROVEGA | Petite Noir | Polite Bureaux | Proteins of Magic | Rose Gray | Saloni | Surya Sen | The Rubens | Valencia Grace | Voya | Wallgrin | Whammyboy
FOLK / AMERICANA / COUNTRY
Baby Cool | Edie Bens | Núria Graham | rainbow frog biscuits | The Dimpker Brothers
GRIME / RAP / HIP-HOP
Abigail Asante | AE | Bricknasty | David GotSound | Debby Friday | Future Utopia | GIRLSofGRIME | HMD | Juice Menace | Lost Girl | Luke RV | Mace the Great | McKinley Dixon | Moonchild Sanelly | NAYANA IZ | REEMUNNII | Songer | YOHVN BLVCK
JAZZ / R&B / SOUL
ADMT | Alana Maria | Becky Sikasa | Benny Atlas | Delilah Holliday | Donna Thompson | Ebi Soda | Ella More | Elmiene | Emiko | Fari Chiketa | Flip Top Head| May | Odreii | Sophie Faith | Tay Iwar | TENN | The Joy | The Scorpios | Thumpasaurus | Toni Sancho