Organisers of The Great Escape have announced the first 50 artists confirmed to perform at the 2017 event.
The new music festival, which is entering its 12th year, will return to various venues across Brighton from May 18-20. Brighton-born singer Rag’n’Bone Man (pictured) heads up the first Spotlight Show at Brighton Dome, while other artists are set to include Goat Girl, Skott, Shame, Sturla Atlas, ALMA, Anna Straker, Ray BLK, L.A. Salami, Cabbage and Nilufer Yanya.
“TGE continues to break the mould and here we come again with the first 50 bands confirmed to play in 2017 that demonstrate what a unique and diverse festival we are," said event manager Kevin Moore. "We’re truly delighted to welcome Rag’N’Bone back to the event for our first Spotlight Show, it’s going to be an incredible homecoming performance."
Working alongside Swiss Music Export, The Great Escape will also a spotlight on Switzerland’s music industry with performances from some of the country’s most prominent rising stars, including multi-instrumentalist Sophie Hunger.
For the first time, all festival goers will have the opportunity to access Spotlight Shows for free without needing to buy a top-up ticket. An allocation of tickets will be set aside for each Spotlight Show for anyone who has bought a three-day or single day festival ticket. Young Adult tickets are also available once again, giving 16-17 year olds the chance to experience the festival.
"It’s our mission to give everyone the opportunity to discover their new favourite artist and with the introduction of our festival ticket deposit scheme, as well as the return of our Young Adult tickets for those aged 16 and 17, the festival is more accessible than ever before," added Moore.
New to 2017, The Great Escape will be launching a deposit scheme for festival tickets, allowing three-day tickets to be secured for an initial payment of £30.
The full list of artists announced is as follows:
ABATTOIR BLUES / ALMA / ANNA STRAKER / BE CHARLOTTE / BRIAN DEADY / CABBAGE / CARYS SELVEY / CASI / CHERRY GLAZERR / CROOX / DRONES CLUB / EAT FAST / FIL BO RIVA / GOAT GIRL / GOLD CLASS / GOTHIC TROPIC / GURR / HANNAH GEORGAS / HUSKY LOOPS / IDER/ INDIGO HUSK / JACQUES / JAMES HERSEY / JAMESZOO / KLANGSTOF / L.A. SALAMI / LOWELL / MARTHAGUNN / MATT MAESON / MIDDLE KIDS / MILES FROM KINSHASA / MOSES / NILÜFER YANYA / PLAITUM / POTÉ / RAG’N’BONE MAN / RAY BLK / SAINT PHNX / SARATHY KORWAR / SHAME / SHELLS / SHITKID / SIGRID / SKOTT / SLØTFACE / SOPHIE HUNGER / STURLA ATLAS / THE AGE OF L.U.N.A / THE MOONLANDINGZ / TIGERTOWN / YONAKA