FESTIVAL GUIDE: The Great Escape 2017

Name: The Great Escape – The Festival For New Music

Where: 300+ venues, Brighton

When: 18th – 20th May, 2017

Headliners: Slaves, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man & Kano

Also Featuring: 450+ artists, including: Abbatoir Blues, Adam Naas, Anteros, Blood Red Shoes, Be Charlotte, Baby Queens, Chelou, Dream Wife, Darlia, Dead PrettiesEstrons, Fazerdaze, FREAK, Girl Ray, Girli, Goat Girl, GURR, HMLTD, INHEAVEN, Isaac Gracie, JUDAS, L.A. SalamiLIFE, Marika Hackman, MOLLY, Noga Erez, Nova Twins, Our Girl, Raye, RatBoy, Sampa The Great, SHAME, Sorry, Shit Girlfriend, ShitKid, The Big Moon, The Districts, The Japanese House, The Rhythm Method, The Van T’s, Tigercub, Tired Lion, Trampolene, WEIRDS.

A Brief History: Founded in 2006, The Great Escape is a major three day festival designed to showcase the talent of emerging artists from around the globe. It’s the ideal place to discover new music talent.

How To Get There: Southeastern rail services to Brighton, or by car.

Gigslutz Top Tip: Download the Festival App to keep track of your favourite artists and to receive updates about secret shows and venue changes.

Memorable Moments/What We Said Last Year: There’s a lot to choose from (read our 2016 highlights), but we’re certain that Slaves’ Party at the end of Brighton Pier this year will be a gig to remember.

Did You Know? The Alternative Escape runs alongside the core festival programme, and the line-up is equally as impressive. Manchester post-punks PINS will be making an appearance at Bitchcraft’s ‘Grl Escape’ this year, and Brighton psych-rockers Strange Cages are hosting a Deadbeat Disco at The Globe. Details about other events happening across the weekend can be found here.

How To Get Tickets: Day passes have already sold out, but a few weekend passes are still available. Visit the official website to get yours.

The Playlist:

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Assistant Editor for Gigslutz (2015-2017) Now Co-Founder, Co-Host & Features Editor for @getinherears