Mist and MoStack have been unveiled as the first headliners for The Great Escape 2018.
Tickets are on sale now for the Brighton event, which stages its 13th edition in venues across the city from 17-19 May.
Mama Festivals CEO, Rory Bett commented: “The Great Escape is all about championing and celebrating new music and next year we have such an exciting selection of new artists across every music genre to engage with. In our 13th year we are completely focussed on delivering another programme that wholly embodies this ethos, and today we announce the latest helping of the very best emerging talent from around the world plus 2 outstanding spotlight show stoppers.”
Nominated at this year’s MOBO Awards, Birmingham rapper Mist and North Londoner MoStack have been on the rise throughout 2017. Both featured on J Hus’ gold-certified debut album, Common Sense. They will perform the Spotlight Show at Brighton Dome.
Mist said: “I’m excited to play at The Great Escape It's gonna be a madness! Me and MoStack gonna shut the place down. Gang Business.”
MoStack said: “Had such a sick time last year, happy to be coming back to the festival that supports new acts.”
Among the other artists to be added to the bill are Music Week On The Radar stars Pale Waves, Grace Carter, Hak Baker and Ama Lou. View the full list of additions below.
For tickets and more information, go to greatescapefestival.com. Delegate passes are also available now.
This week, TGE’s First Fifty shows take place across London, featuring sets from the first 50 acts announced for next year’s bill.
Announced for TGE 2018 so far are:
Áine Cahill / Ama Lou / Awate / Bad Gyal / Benny Mails / City Calm Down / Coin / Dan Stock / Denzel Himself / Dream State / Ebenezer / Feet / Freak / Fred Well / Girlhood / Grace Carter / Hak Baker / Hotel Lux / Hunter & The Bear / Jerry Williams / Joy Crookes / Katie Von Schleicher / King Nun / Kops / Lewis Capaldi / Love Ssega / Maisie Peters / Mansionair / Mikaela Davis / M.I.L.K / Mist / Moncrieff / Mostack / Naaz / Pale Waves / Partner / Pitou / Promiseland / Ruby Empress / S4u / Sam Fender / Say Sue Me / Sports Team / Stella Donnelly / Stereo Honey / Tamino / Ten Tonnes / The Ninth Wave / The Orielles / Valeras / Wild Front