The Great Escape 2017: the lineup in full and how you can be there

If SXSW is a bit out your price range (and roughly 5,000 miles out the way), don’t fret, we have our very own new music bonanza here in the UK which might prove more economical. 

The Great Escape music festival takes place in Brighton in May as some of Europe and beyond’s finest rising acts converge on the South Coast. So far, over 200 acts have been announced and expect there to be plenty more as new music enthusiasts converge on city for a weekend of excellent new music.

Here’s everything you need to know, from the full mammoth lineup to ticket details.

When is the Great Escape?

The Great Escape will take place from May 18-20 2017.

Where is the Great Escape?

The festival takes place in a variety of locations in Brighton. Take a look here for the full list of venues taking part.

Who’s playing The Great Escape?

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Abattoir Blues

Abra Cadabra

Adam Naas

Afriquoi

Agar Agar

Ailbhe reddy

Áine Cahill

Ainslie Wills

Alameda

Aldous Harding

Alex Cameron

Alice Jemima

ALMA

Alyss

Ama Lou

Amy Becker

Anna Straker

Anteros

Aristophanes貍貓

Artificial Pleasure

Ásgeir

Astroid Boys

Avelino

Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Ayia

Azusena

Baba Shrimps

Babeheaven

Baby Queens

Bad Pop

Bad Sounds

Baloji

Bang Bang Romeo

Bantam Lyons

Be Charlotte

Beauty Sleep

Becky & The Birds

Beliefs

Belly Squad

Bernardt

Bert Miller and The Animal Folk

Bess Atwell

Betti

Betty Who

Bite The Buffalo

Biuret 뷰렛

Blackwaters

Blood Red Shoes

Blue Lab Beats

Bokito

Brent Cobb

Brian Deady

Bruce O Yates

Bryde

Busty and the bass

Buvette

CABBAGE

Callum Beattie

Callum Stewart

Camo Clave

Carys Selvey

Casi

Cassels

Catherine McGrath

Champs

Charlie Straw

Charlotte Day Wilson

Cheap Meat

Chelou

Cherry Glazerr

Childcare

Childhood

CHINAH

Club Drive

Coco

Cocoa Futures

Code Walk

Colter Wall

Communions

Confidence Man

Cosima

Cosmic strip

Cosmo pyke

Crimsons

Croox

Cupids

Cut_

Dagny

Dakota

Dan Bettridge

Dan Caplen

Dan Croll

Darlia

Dat Brass

Dead Pretties

Dean Lewis

Debrah Scarlet

Delaney davidson

Denai Moore

DGS Samurai Champs

Diane Birch

Dodie

Douglas Dare

Dream Wife

Drones Club

EAT FAST

Ekali

Elder Island

Elizabete Balčus

Emme Qoods

Ephemerals

Estrons

Faith i Branko

Fazerdaze

Fickle Friends

Fifi Rong

Fil Bo Riva

Fish

Fishbach

Flamingods

Flyte

Folly Rae

forest of fools

Francobollo

Frank Gamble

FREAK

Froth

Fuck Art, Let’s Dance!

Gabriella Cohen

Gabrielle Aplin

Gallops

Gardna

George Maple

Giant Rooks

Girl Ray

GIRLI

Glassmaps

Goat Girl

Gold Class

Goose

Gordi

Gothic Tropic

GURR

H Hawkline

Hannah Georgas

Hannah Grace

Happy Accidents

Hare Squead

Harrison Brome

Haux

Hazel English

Hearts Hearts

Hejira

Hello Moth

Her’s

Hipsters Dont Dance

HMLTD

Homeshake

Honey Hahs

Honey Lung

Horse Thief

Howl

Hungry Joe

Husky Loops

Hyperculte

Ibibio Sound Machine

IDER

Ill

Immigrant Swing

Indigo Husk

InHeaven

Into The Ark

Isaac Gracie

Isabella Cross

Isobel Anderson

Jack Ladder

Jackdat

Jacko Hooper

Jacques

Jade bird

Jagara

Jake Houlsby

James Hersey

Jameszoo

Jamie Isaac

Jane Weaver

Jarami

Jay Som

Jerkcurb

Jerry Williams

Jesse Terry

Jnthn Stein

Joe Fox

Joe Hertz

John Adams

John Hoseph Brill

John K. Samson

Jordan Mackampa

Jossy Mitsu

Judah and The Lion

Judas

Julie Bergan

Julie Byrne

Julien Gasc

Kamikaze Girls

Kane Strang

KillASon

Kim Janssen

King Henry

King Nun

Klangstof

Knucks

Kojey Radical

Kojo Funds

Kolars

Kovacs

Kudu Blue

Kytes

L.A. Salami

La Jungle

Lakuta

Las Aves

Leo Stannard

Life

Like A Motorcycle

Lisa Mitchell

Little Cub

Little Hours

Liv Dawson

Low Island

Lowly

Luxury Death

LYRA

Madame Gandhi

Mammút

Marc O’Reilly

Maria Kelly

Marika Hackman

MarthaGunn

Matt Maeson

Matt Maltese

Matt Woods

Mauno

Mc sniper

Me + Marie

Mellow Gang

Michael Baker

Middle Kids

Mikko Joensuu

Miles from Kinshasa

Miya Folick

Mo Kenney

Molly

Mome

Monico Blonde

Monster Florence

Mosa Wild

MOSES

Mullally

Mungo

Mystic Braves

Napoleon Gold

Nathan Ball

Native Dancer

Nilüfer Yanya

Noga Erez

North Downs

Not3s

Nova Twins

October Drift

Odd Beholder

off Bloom

Olympia

One Sentence. Supervisor

Orla Gartland

Oscar Jerome

Otzeki

Our Girl

Outllay

Overcoats

Paigey Cakey

Papooz

Parcels

Parekh & Singh

Paris Youth Foundation

Park Hotel

PAULi.

Pavo Pavo

Perturbator

Picture This

Pixey

Pixx

Plaitum

Pom Poko

Poor Nameless Boy

Port Cities

Poté

Prince Vaseline

Puma Blue

Pumarosa

Raheem Bakaré

Rahh

Raketkanon

Rat Boy

Ray BLK

Raye

Redfaces

Rejjie Snow

Rhys Lewis

Robocobra quartet

Ronya

Rory Wynne

Rosborough

Rosie Carney

Royal Tusk

Ryan de la Cruz

Sabella

Sailor and I

Saint PHNX

Sälen

SaluteS

Sampa The Great

SARA SARA

Sarathy Korwar

Shame

She-Devils

SHELLS

Shit Girlfriend

ShitKid

Shock Machine

Shogun

Shout Out Louds

Shy Luv

Sigrid

Skott

Slang

Sløtface

Smerz

Soleima

SÔNGE

Sonia Stein

Sonny

SONS

Sophie Hunger

SoShe

Spinning Coin

Steaming Satellites

Stefflon Don

Steve James

Stevie Parker

Strandels

Strong Asian Mothers

Sturla Atlas

Sultan of the Disco

Superfood

Swimming Tapes

Tamir Grinberg

Tash LC

Témé tan

Ten Fé

Ten Tonnes

TENDER

Tennyson

The Age of L.U.N.A

The Amazons

The Avulsions

The Bay Rays

The Blinders

The Brass Funkeys

The Daniel Wakeford Experience

The Districts

The Fedz

The Gift

The Goon Sax

The Japanese House

The Kolin

The LaFontaines

The Lightning Year

The Magic Gang

The Masks

The Monotones

The Moonlandingz

The Parrots

The Rhythm Method

The Sandinistas

The Turbans

The Van T’s

The Wooden Sky

This is The Kit

Thomas Azier

Tigercub

Tigertown

Tired Lion

Tom Adams

Tom Grennan

Tom Hickox

Tomaga

Tsar B

Tuys

Tvam

Victoria

Viølets

Wallflower

Wallwork B2B TSVI

Weirds

Welshly Arms

White Kite

Wild Front

Wildwood Kin

Will Heard

Will Joseph Cook

William Prince

Wrabel

Wyvern LIngo

XamVolo

Yellow Days

Yoke Lore

Yonaka

Young T & Bugsey

Youngr

YOWL

Yungblud

Yxng Bane

Zach Said

Zak Abel

Zeal & Ardor

Zipper Club

So there’s a lot of acts, but here a quick five you can’t afford to miss

Sigrid

The 20-year-old Norwegian made a barnstorming arrival with her debut single ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ and this will prove to be a first chance for many to catch her brand of uplifting pop.

Stefflon Don

Last year’s ‘Real Ting’ mixtape introduced to rising grime MC Stefflon Don in furious fashion, and having sold out her first ever headline show in a matter of minutes, her set will no doubt be one of the hottest events over the weekend.

Kane Strang

Later this year the New Zealand wonderkid will be releasing his second album and judging by lead single ‘Oh So You’re Off I See’, it could be a gigantic and ambitious rock affair.

Kane Strang – Oh So You’re Off I See by Dead Oceans

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Tsar B

The Belgian’s eponymous debut EP was an off-kilter electro pop delight – and this appearance will give many their first chance to be enchanted by the prospective pop star.

Avelino

Don’t show up to my show if you’ve got no energy” says the Tottenham rapper on his barnstorming Stormzy and Skepta collaboration ‘Energy’. So, you know, if you’re going to head down to his likely raucous show – make sure you’re in the mood to get lively.

How do I buy tickets?

There are a limited amount of tickets available for the event – but you can buy them from here.