The full list of new acts announced today are as follows: A TRIBE CALLED RED / AA WALLACE / ANDY SHAUF / ARCANE ROOTS / ATLAS GENIUS / BABE / THE BALCONIES / BEACH FOSSILS / BIG WAVE RIDERS / BLUE HAWAII / BROOKE CANDY / CAIRO PYTHIAN / CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT / CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN / [CHAMPAGNE] / CONCRETE KNIVES / DANIEL DRUMZ / DEEP SEA ARCADE / DIANE / DIIV / THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER / ELISAPIE / EYE EMMA JEDI / FARAO / FIMBER BRAVO / FINDLAY / GIRLS IN HAWAII / GOLDEN FABLE / HACKTIVIST / HIGHASAKITE / HOUNDMOUTH / THE HOUNDS BELOW / HUSKY RESCUE / IGGY AZALEA / INDIANA / IS TROPICAL / JACKIE ONASSIS / JAGWAR MA / JENNY HVAL / JOE BANFI / KAMP! / KIMBERLY ANNE / KINS / KODALINE / LITTLE GREEN CARS / LONDON GRAMMAR / LORD HURON / LOSTALONE / LOWELL / MARIKA HACKMAN / MAUSI / MAZES / MEL PARSONS / THE MIDNIGHT BEAST / MIKAL CRONIN / MO KENNEY / MONOPHONA / MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY / MURDER BY DEATH / MURMANSK / NO CEREMONY /// / AN ON / ONLY REAL / OWLLE / PARLOUR / PARQUET COURTS / PHANTOM / PINKUNOIZU / PLASTER / RAH RAH / REBEKKA KARIJORD / RUBIK / RUEN BROTHERS / SAINT MICHEL / SARAH MACDOUGALL / SAY YES DOG / SHARKS / STEVIE NEALE / STORY BOOKS / SUSANNE SUNDFR / SYRON / TALL SHIPS / TEMPLES / DANCING YEARS / THE ELWINS / THE GRISWOLDS / THE OTHER TRIBE / THE STRYPES / THREE TRAPPED TIGERS / THUMPERS / TODDLA T SOUND / TRIPWIRES / TROUMACA / UNNO / WARM MYTH / WHITE FENCE / WOODS / YAN WAGNER / YOUR FAVOURITE ENEMIES with many more to be announced soon.
We are thrilled to announce that the legendary BILLY BRAGG* will play the Brighton Dome during TGE. Billy Bragg's impassioned outlook has inspired countless audiences and artists alike in his 30-year career. Says Billy, "It's brilliant to be invited to play at The Great Escape alongside such a great roster of new acts. I'm really looking forward to coming back to the Brighton Dome too – I've always had such a brilliant time there.", well we're excited too Billy…
To gain access to the Billy Bragg show at the Brighton Dome, attendees can top up their festival wristband for only £7 per show, or purchase a separate gig ticket for £17.50. Click here to buy. We can't wait to welcome the lyrical veteran for his first performance at The Great Escape, and armed with his new band, things are sure to be explosive when Bragg takes to the stage this May.
This year we've increased the number of shows that are accessible to under 18s. We've added an unmissable all ages matinee which will take place at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 18th May featuring pop culture rap satirists THE MIDNIGHT BEAST + guests. In addition our Brighton Dome Shows featuring BASTILLE and BILLY BRAGG are both 14+. And if that wasn't enough all three nights at Concorde 2 presented by Rocksound are 14+ too. The Rocksound shows so far feature; TITLE FIGHT,SHARKS, CHAMPAGNE, THREE TRAPPED TIGERS,TALL SHIPS with further artists to be added soon.