It’s the most exciting weekend in Brighton’s musical year and The Great Escape looks like being every bit as cutting edge and interesting as ever before. They’re filling more than 30 venues with bands as diverse as the dreamy Unknown Mortal Orchestra, neo-r&b outfit AlunaGeorge and the euphoric synth pop of Chvrches. Bastille are the first of the big Dome shows announced – quite a rise for a band still to release their debut LP. Elsewhere King Krule, Tom Odell and How To Dress Well will entertain the 16,000 wristband holders between 16th-18th May. See below for the line-up so far announced, how many do you know?
Full line-up in alphabetical order:
The 1975 / Allah-Las / Alunageorge / Awaken I Am / Bastille / Bear’s Den / The Black Heart Rebellion / Blackeye / Blaudzun / Brodka / 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 / Mø / The Naturals / The Neighbourhood / Neighbourhood Youth / Nick Mulvey / 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