As The Great Escape festival announce a further 100 artists, Getintothis’ Kris Roberts has the lowdown on who you can expect to see.
The Great Escape festival held in Brighton late this spring has announced a huge 100 more acts that we can expect to see over the four-day event.
Taking place over May 13-16, the festival will play host to some of the most hotly tipped break-out artists at the moment including Dorian Electra, Arlo Parks, Nayana Iz, Kokoko! and Bessie Turner, as well as Mercury Award-nominated artist Ghostpoet and The Jezabels’ Hayley Mary.
In total, The Great Escape will be hosting over 500 artists this May, spread out over more than 30 venues across Brighton, and with more than 300 acts still to be announced, festival goers will certainly be getting their money’s worth at £70 a ticket for the entire weekend.
2020 marks the 15th anniversary of the festival, and they are marking this milestone by providing acts of all artistic inclinations from more than 25 countries across the world, including their lead partner country South Korea, as well as Canada, France, Australia, the Netherlands and South Africa.
Rising Manchester rapper Aitch was recently announced as the first spotlight artist for this year’s The Great Escape, and his show has subsequently sold out. He will be appearing at the festival alongside the likes of Master Peace, Sassy 009, Chlobocop, Sons Of Raphael, Layfullstop and Wargasm.
To coincide with the expansive festival, The Great Escape have developed an app for festival goers to make it easier to navigate the event.
With hundreds of acts performing in over 30 venues over four days, the app offers a personalised festival schedule tool to aid visitors in keeping track of who they want to see and where, taking the stress away from potentially missing favourite performers.
Tickets for The Great Escape festival 2020 can be bought at greatescapefestival.com
The newly announced acts performing at this years The Great Escape festival:
Jeremie Albino, Little Quirks, Lixie Reid, Oliver Spalding, Purple Pilgrims, Tay Oskee, Violetta Zironi
Grime, Rap and Hip-Hop
Dam, Dear-God, Howard Kaye, Keedz, Malaki, Nayana Iz, Phfat, Scuti, Shygirl
R&B and Soul
Arlo Parks, Samuel Seo, Talulah Ruby, Winnie Raeder
Pop and Dance
Ama, Anger, April, Bibi, Blanks, Boniface, Cecil, Dorian Electra, Gracey, Hyyts, L’Imperatrice, Luna, Mottron, Oklou, Porches, Pyra, Rakky Ripper, Richard Fairlie, Ryan McMullan, Thomas Headon, Your Smith
Alt and ‘Indie’
Abbie Ozard, Ali Barter, Alicia Edelweiss, Allman Brown, Andrew Cushin, Bamily, Banangun, Beauty Sleep, Bessie Turner, Chartreuse, Dana Gavanski, Eve Owen, Far Caspian, Fay Wildhagen, Feng Suave, Global Network, Hayley Mary, Holly Humberstone, Lime Cordiale, Lucia and the Best Boys, Lucifour M, Mabes, Matilda Mann, People Club, Rosehip Teahouse, Silly Boy Blue, Sonny Winnebago, Spacey Jane, Taylor Janzen, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, The Goa Express, The Lazy Eyes, Thelma Plum, Vaives, Walt Disco, Zulu Zulu
Punk, Rock and Metal
Conjuror, Belako, Chroma, Happyness, Ithaca, Kid Kapichi, Shvpes, Strange Bones, Static Dress, Svalbard, The Hara, The Pale White, The Uma
District Five, Emma-Jean Thackray
And beyond classification
Ghostpoet, Kokoko!, Laksa, Mehtola, Prestige Pak