The Great Escape has added over 80 new and rising artists to their 2018 line-up – as well as announcing its own new mini festival on Brighton Beach.
Joining the huge bill for the legendary new music showcase are the likes of Tom Grennan, Japanese Breakfast, Superorganism, Tom Walker, Fanny Andersen and many more.
Many of the new additions and those already announced were listed among The NME 100 of the best new artists to keep an eye on in 2018. As well as hailing the “freaky synthpop that balances OTT samples with blasé vocals” of Superorganism, we also tipped singer-songwriter Tom Grennan – who has already received praise from Dave Grohl and announced a huge show at O2 Academy Brixton.
While Japanese Breakfast received huge acclaim for their second album ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’, Fanny Andersen is tipped to follow in similar footsteps to fellow Norwegian Sigrid.
“[This is] electro-pop that lures you in with its slick charm, before the countless hooks and the magnetism of her performance entrap you in dance,” wrote NME after catching Andersen at Vill Vill Vest last year. “Expect her to be bothering the charts over here in no time.”
The full list of new additions to the line-up is below. Check out the full line-up here.
23 UNOFFICIAL / 77 : 78 / 808INK / ADOY / ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS / AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS / ANNA BURCH / BAD SOUNDS / BASEMENT REVOLVER / BILLY CARTER / BLESSED / BLUEPRINT BLUE / BODEGA / BRASS RAVE UNIT / CANSHAKER PI / CHARLEY AND THE LESBIANS / CHASE ATLANTIC / DELANEY DAVIDSON / DERMOT KENNEDY / DEVARROW / DIZZY / DJ. FLUGVEL OG GEIMSKIP / DYLAN CARTLIDGE / EMILY CAPPELL / EROL ALKAN / ESTHER JOY / FANNY ANDERSEN / GAIKA / GENDER ROLES / GIANT PARTY / GIANT SWAN / GOAT GIRL / GREAT NEWS / HARROW FAIR / HELENA DELAND / HIMALAYAS / HOLLOW COVES / HONEY LUNG / IMAN / JAPANESE BREAKFAST / JORDAN MACKAMPA / JOSIN / LET’S EAT GRANDMA / NELSON CAN / NERVUS / NILÜFER YANYA / NOYA RAO / OCTAVIAN / PALE GREY / PEANESS / PHOBOPHOBES / PUMA BLUE / RALEIGH / RESPECTFULCHILD / RILEY PEARCE / SAM EVIAN / SAMM HENSHAW / SEA GIRLS / SHADOWLARK / SHEAFS / SKRAPZ / SLEEP TOKEN / SLOWTHAI / SONS OF KEMET / SUPERORGANISM / TEAM PICTURE / TEEKS / TEISCHA / THE BEACHES / THE FAIM / THE GANJAS / THE HOMESICK / THE KITE STRING TANGLE / THE NIGHT CAFÉ / THE SPOOK SCHOOL / THE SURRENDERS / THE WANDERING HEARTS / TIM CHADWICK / TIRZAH / TOM GRENNAN / TOM TRIPP / TOM WALKER / TRAMPOLENE / TYNE / VISSIA / VUÉLVETELOCA / WALRUS / WILLOW / WOWH / YELLOW DAYS / YUSSEF DAYES
Not only that, but The Great Escape have also announced ‘The Beach’ – a new 2000 capacity festival site on Brighton beach.
The Great Escape returns to Brighton from May 17-19. For tickets and more information, visit here.