Another 150 artists have been added to this year’s Great Escape line up, including Rejjie Snow and Rat Boy.
Having already knocked Kanye West from the top of the iTunes hip-hop chart Rejjie Snow; Irish wordsmith and rapper extraordinaire will be joining the likes of Rag’n’Bone Man and Slaves at the festival.
Joining him are music collective The Fedz, made up of some of the most talented producers, musicians and vocalists in the UK and USA. Kojey Radical will be bringing along his fierce and naturally compelling lyricism.
Liv Dawson, who’s already teamed up with Disclosure, will please the crowds with her soulful voice and dance-licked beats, while Toronto’s Charlotte Day Wilson will enchant with subdued velvety vocals, sensitive instrumentation and sparse melodies.
Jordan Cardy, aka Rat Boy, will be bringing his notorious anarchy, and Rory Wynne will showcase his swagger and gritty guitar pop. Charismatic Brighton-based singer songwriter Daniel Wakeford is a champion for the burgeoning learning disabled music scene and brings his unique brand of ecstatic pop to the festival in ‘The Daniel Wakeford Experience’.
Another keeping the flag flying high for Brighton is newly label-independent Gabrielle Aplin whose fresh material merges her smooth but powerful trademark sound with underlying tropical vibes, whilst Brighton five-piece Fickle Friends will bring in the summer with indie-tinged pop bangers full of catchy hooks, sparky vocals and heavy synths.
Afriquoi / Ailbhe Reddy / Aldous Harding / Alice Jemima / Ama Lou / Anteros / Artificial Pleasure / Astroid Boys / Ayanna Witter-Johnson / Ayia / Azusena / Baby Queens / Beauty Sleep / Becky & The Birds / Bert Miller And The Animal Folk / Bess Atwell / Betti / Bite The Buffalo / Blood Red Shoes / Blue Lab Beats / Callum Beattie / Callum Stewart / Cassels / Champs / Charlotte Day Wilson / Chelou / Coco / Communions / Cosmic Strip / Cosmo Pyke / Cupids / Cut_ / Dan Bettridge / Dan Caplen / Darlia / Dean Lewis / Delaney Davidson / Denai Moore / Dodie / Elder Island / Elizabete Balčus / Emme Woods / Ephemerals / Fickle Friends / Fishbach / Flamingods / Gabrielle Aplin / George Maple / Giant Rooks / Girl Ray / Glassmaps / Goose / Hannah Grace / Happy Accidents / Hejira / Her’s / Honey Hahs / Howl / Hungry Joe / Hyperculte / Inheaven / Isabella Cross / Isobel Anderson / Jacko Hooper / Jade Bird / Jagara / Jnthn Stein / Joe Hertz / John Adams / John Joseph Brill / Julien Gasc / Kamikaze Girls / Kim Janssen / Kojey Radical / Lakuta / Little Club / Liv Dawson / Low Island / Madame Gandhi / Matt Woods / Me + Marie / Mellow Gang / Michael Baker / Mikko Joensuu / Miya Folick / Mome / Monster Florence / Napoleon Gold / Nathan Ball / Orla Gartland / Papooz / Park Hotel / Pixx / Pom Poko / Puma Blue / Raheem Bakaré / Raketkanon / Rat Boy / Redfaces / Rejjie Snow / Rhys Lewis / Robocobra Quartet / Ronya / Rory Wynne / Rosie Carney / Ryan De La Cruz / Sabella / Salute / Shit Girlfriend / Shock Machine / Shout Out Louds / Slang / Soleima / Sonia Stein / Sonny / Spinning Coin / Steaming Satellites / Strandels / Strong Asian Mothers / Témé Tan / Ten Fé / The Daniel Wakeford Experience / The Fedz / The Gift / The Kolin / The Lightning Year / The Masks / The Turbans / The Wooden Sky / This Is The Kit / Tigercub / Tom Adams / Tom Hickox / Tomaga / Tuys / Tvam / Viølets / Weirds / Welshly Arms / White Kite / Wildwood Kin / Wrabel / Wyvern Lingo / Yoke Lore / Young T & Bugsey / Yungblud / Zipper Club
Great Escape Festival 2017 will take place around Brighton in over 30 venues. Over 450 artists are set to play the city between May 18-20. Tickets are available here.