The Great Escape

The 10 best new acts we saw at The Great Escape 2023

NME spent three days running across Brighton, catching plenty of exciting and intimate sets

Picture Parlour live at The Great Escape: gasp-inducing rock’n’roll thrills

Led by Katherine Parlour's astonishing voice, the four-piece command rapt attention from a feverish festival crowd

The Pretenders debut new songs during intimate gig at The Great Escape

The band kicked off their tour of intimate club venues last night in Brighton

Katie Gregson-Macleod live at The Great Escape: remarkable, clear-eyed truth-telling

This stunning show demonstrates that the 'Complex' songwriter is far from a one hit wonder

Lana Lubany live at The Great Escape: behold a future pop superstar at work

The Palestinian-American artist's debut appearance at the Brighton festival signals the arrival of a formidable new talent

20 essential new acts you need to see at The Great Escape 2023

Get ready to head down to Brighton and discover your favourite new artist this weekend

140 new artists added to The Great Escape 2023 line-up

Yonaka, Coach Party and more are now set to appear at the Brighton festival

90 new names added to The Great Escape 2023 line-up

The Brighton festival returns this May with acts including Big Moon, Sad Night Dynamite, Willie J Healey and Stone on the bill

Budjerah on working with Ed Sheeran: “I was shocked to be picked by him – and that he said my name right!”

On his first ever global tour, Budjerah talks his recent collaboration with Ed Sheeran and hitting the road with Vance Joy

Listen to Alissic’s lively new single ‘Everybody’s Dead Inside’

The track was co-written and produced with BMTH's Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish