The Great Escape 2017, Thurs 18th – Sat 20th May

The line-up for this year’s Great Escape festival is almost complete, with a big hometown show from Rag’n’Bone Man and Slaves’ Brighton Palace Pier party among the highlights.

Now into its second decade, The Great Escape’s city-wide takeover needs little introduction. The hundreds of artists playing across town in May include local favourites Yonaka, Our Girl and The Magic Gang, rising newcomers Girli, Cabbage and Shame and international visitors Sløtface, Klangstof and The Goon Sax. See the growing line-up below.

Slaves return to The Great Escape following the release of their Mike D produced second record ‘Take Control’, and take over the Pier on Thursday 18th for a sold-out Spotlight Show where fans get free goes at making themselves sick on the fairground in between moshing to the Kent duo’s punk blasts.

Following his Great Escape appearance at Coalition last year, 2017’s first major breakthrough act Rag’n’Bone Man (AKA local lad Rory Graham) headlines Saturday night at the Dome, with support from Ray BLK. Unsurprisingly, the huge success of ‘Human’, the song and the album, means standalone tickets for the bluesman’s gig are sold-out but, like Slaves’ Pier show, festival ticket-holders can apply online for free entry (lucky winners will be emailed by The Great Escape in the week of the festival).

The Great Escape 3-day tickets are currently on sale, priced £60 (Saver Pass) and available from Brighton Source via our Gigantic ticket page here.

The line-up (more to be announced):

67 / Abattoir Blues / Abra Cadabra / Adam Naas / Afriquoi / Agar Agar / The Age Of L.U.N.A / Ailbhe Reddy / Áine Cahill / Ainslie Wills / Aldous Harding / Alex Cameron / Alice Jemima / Alma / Altameda / Alyss / Ama Lou / The Amazons / Amy Becker / Anna Straker / Anteros / Aristophanes / Artificial Pleasure / Ásgeir / Astroid Boys / Avelino / The Avulsions / Ayanna Witter-Johnson / Ayia / Azusena / Baba Shrimps / Babeheaven / Baby Queens / Bad Pop / Bad Sounds / Baloji / Bang Bang Romeo / Bantan Lyons / The Bay Rays / Beauty Sleep / Be Charlotte / Becky & The Birds / Beliefs / Belly Squad / Bert Miller And The Animal Folk / Bess Atwell / Betti / Betty Who / Bite The Buffalo / Biuret / Blackwaters / The Blinders / Blood Red Shoes / Blue Lab Beats / Bokito / The Brass Funkeys / 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 / The Daniel Wakeford Experience / Darlia / Dat Brass / Dead Pretties / Dean Lewis / Debrah Scarlet / Delaney Davidson / Denai Moore / DGS Samurai Champs / Diane Birch / The Districts / Dodie / Douglas Dare / Dream Wife / Drones Club / Eat Fast / Ekali / Elder Island / Elizabeth Balčus / Emme Woods / Ephemerals / Estrons / Faith I Branko / Fazerdaze / The Fedz / 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 Rocks / The Gift / Girli / Girl Ray / Glassmaps / Goat Girl / Gold Class / The Goon Sax / 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 Don’t 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 / J. Bernardt / Jack Ladder / Jackdat / Jacko Hooper / Jacques / Jade Bird / Jagara / Jake Houlsby / James Hersey / Jameszoo / Jane Weaver / The Japanese House / Jarami / Jay Son / Jerkcurb / Jerry Williams / Jesse Terry / Jnthn Stein / Joe Fox / Joe Hertz / John Adams / John Joseph 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 / The Kolin / Kovacs / Kudu Blue / The LaFontaines / La Jungle / Lakuta / L.A. Salami / Las Aves / Leo Stannard / Life / The Lightning Year / Like A Motorcycle / Lisa Mitchell / Little Club / Little Hours / Liv Dawson / Lowell / Low Island / Lowly / Luxury Death / Lyra / Madame Gandhi / The Magic Gang / Mammút / Marc O’Reilly / Maria Kelly / Marthagunn / The Masks / Matt Maeson / Matt Maltese / Matt Woods / Me + Marie / Mellow Gang / Michael Baker / Middle Kids / Mikko Joensuu / Miles From Kinshasa / Miya Folick / Mo Kenney / Mome / Monico Blonde / The Monotones / Monster Florence / The Moonlandingz / Moses / Mystic Braves / Mungo / Napoleon Gold / Nathan Ball / Native Dancer / Nilüfer Yanya / Not3s / Noga Erez / North Downs / Nova Twins / October Drift / Odd Beholder / Off Bloom / Olympia / One Sentence. Supervisor / Orla Gartland / Oscar Jerome / Otzeki / Our Girl / Outlya / Overcoats / Paigey Cakey / Papooz / Parcels / Parekh & Singh / Paris Youth Foundation / Park Hotel / The Parrots / Pauli. / Pavo Pavo / Perturbator / Picture This / Pixey / Pixx / Plaitum / Pom Poko / Poor Nameless Boy / Port Cities / Poté / Prince Vaseline / Puma Blue / Pumarosa / Rag‘n’Bone Man / Raheem Bakaré / Rahh / Raketkanon / Rat Boy / Ray BLK / Raye / Redfaces / Rejjie Snow / Rhys Lewis / The Rhythm Method / Robocobra Quartet / Ronya / Rory Wynne / Rosborough / Rosie Carney / Royal Tusk / Ryan De La Cruz / Sabella / Sailor And I / Saint Phnx / Sälen / Salute / Sampa The Great / The Sandinistas / Sara Sara / Sarathy Korwar / Shame / She-Devils / Shells / Shit Girlfriend / Shitkid / Shock Machine / Shogun / Shout Out Louds / Shy Luv / Sigrid / Skott / Slang / Slaves / 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 / Tender / Ten Fé / Ten Tonnes / Tennyson / This Is The Kit / Thomas Azier / Tigercub / Tigertown / Tired Lion / Tom Adams / Tom Grennan / Tom Hickox / Tomaga / Tsar B / The Turbans / Tuys / TVAM / The Van T’s / Victoria / Viølets / Wallflower / Wallwork B2B TSVI / Weirds / Welshly Arms / White Kite / Wild Front / Wildwood Kin / Will Heard / Will Joseph Cook / Williams Prince / The Wooden Sky / Wrabel / Wyvern Lingo / Xamvolo / Yellow Days / Yoke Lore / Yonaka / Young Blood / Youngr / Young T & Bugsey / Yowl / Yungblud / Yxng Bane / Zach Said / Zak Abel / Zeal & Ardor / Zipper Club

Buy tickets through SOURCE

Various venues, Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th May 2017

Rag‘n’Bone Man photo: Dean Chalkley

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Stuart Huggett

Stuart Huggett grew up in Hastings, publishing fanzines and writing blogs about the town’s underground music scene. He is a regular contributor to SOURCE, NME, The Quietus, Bowlegs and more. His huge archive of magazines, flyers and vinyl is either an invaluable research tool or a bloody pain. He occasionally runs tinpot record label Dizzy Tiger, DJs sporadically and plays live even less.

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