Kano leads the latest batch of artist announcements for May's The Great Escape in Brighton.
The rapper (pictured) heads up the festival's third spotlight show – presented by YouTube - and will be joined by acts including Little Simz, Ghetts, Kojo Funds, DJ Maximum and DJ’s Elijah and Skilliam. The show will take place on Friday, May 19 at The Old Market.
Other artists announced include the New Gen crew, Renz, Jevon, Rejjie Snow, Stefflon Don, Kojey Radical, Abra Cadabra and Kojo Funds.
The Great Escape event manager Kevin Moore said: “With only three weeks to go, this year’s festival is shaping up to be the most exciting in the history of The Great Escape. We’ve worked very hard to get it right. Brighton will be buzzing with over 450 artists performing across 30 venues from noon to late and we’ve still got some surprises up our sleeves.”
Other highlights include Ray Blk on the Box Fresh stage, Avelino, Raye, 67, Belly Squad, Cosima, Sturla Atlas and Oscar Jerome.
The new music festival, which is entering its 12th year, returns to various venues across Brighton from May 18-20. Slaves and Rag’N’Bone Man will also play spotlight shows, while other previously announced artists include Goat Girl, Skott, Shame, Sturla Atlas, Alma, Anna Straker, L.A. Salami, Cabbage and Nilufer Yanya.
The Great Escape app is available now and can be downloaded for free from the App Store.