Billy Bragg, The Strypes, Jagwar Ma, Temples and more added to Great Escape line-up

100 acts added to the Brighton festival line-up today

Billy Bragg, The Strypes, Jagwar Ma, Temples and more added to Great Escape line-up

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Billy Bragg is among the list of 100 new artists today (March 5) announced as additions to this year's The Great Escape festival in Brighton.

Bragg, who will appear at the Brighton Dome, says: “With my new band and new sounding record, I feel as excited now as I did when my first album 'Life's A Riot with Spy vs Spy' came out all those years ago, so 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."

Regularly boasting one of the year's finest collections of new bands, this year will be no different with Billy Bragg, The Strypes, Jagwar Ma, Temples, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Iggy Azalea and Parquet Courts announced to play live in the coastal town between May 16 to 18. Bragg is be one of a handful of acts playing live at Brighton venue The Dome, which non-wristband holding fans will be able to attend on a one-off basis.

Speaking about the line up, The Great Escape's Kat Morris says: "The core aim of TGE is to champion new music, and it’s great to be in a position where we can give festival goers an exciting cross-section of new artists to engage with. In our eighth year we are completely focussed on delivering another programme that wholly embodies this ethos, and our initial line-up is full of promise for this year to be one of our best to date."

Super early bird tickets for the festival have now sold out but Early Bird tickets priced £45 can be purchased via the official website for The Great Escape.

The newly announced acts are:

A Tribe Called Red
AA Wallace
Andy Shauf
Arcane Roots
Atlas Genius
Babe
The Balconies
Beach Fossils
Big Wave Riders
Billy Bragg
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 Sundfor
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


Previously announced acts include:

The 1975
Allah-Las
AlunaGeorge
Awaken I Am
Bastille
Bear's Den
The Black Heart Rebellion
Blackeye
Blaudzun
Brdoka
Caitlin Park
Charlie Straight
Childhood
Christine and The Queens
Chvrches
Cloud Boat
Cousins
Cub Scouts
Dan Croll
Darkstar
David Rodigan
Del Barber
Dingus Khan
Dinosaur Pile-Up
Drenge
Dune
Eagulls
Echo and The Empress
Eddi Front
Ed Harcourt
Eliza and The Bear
Fist City
Foam Lake
Gallops
How To Dress Well
Humans
Hungry Kids of Hungary
Indians
Jacco Gardner
King Krule
Lab Coast
Lawrence Arabia
Lewis Watson
Luke Sital-Singh
Mac Demarco
Made In Japan
Marmozets
Mo
The Naturals
The Neighbourhood
Neighbourhood Youth
Nick Nulvey
Night Engine
Phosphorescent
Portasound
Rainy Milo
Royal Canoe
Ryan Keen
San Zhi
Skaters
Skip & Die
Sleepmakewaves
Snakadaktal
Soak
Spectres
Stonefield
Superfood
Sweet Baboo
Swim Deep
Teleman
To Kill A King
Tom Odell
Tomorrow's World
Towns
Tres B
The Trouble with Templeton
The Upskirts
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Velcro Hooks
Velociraptor
Wall
Wolf Alice
Young Rival


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