The Great Escape 2023 festival introduces a massive new wave of 150 acts to its line-up.

The Great Escape festival, which returns to Brighton this May, is already jam-packed with a whole host of exciting and undiscovered performers ready to take to the stage. The festival have just announced an addition of 150 acts, from cult favourite bands to social media sensations, proving their status as a mecca of new musical artistry.


Back in December, TGE was named the ‘Best Festival for Emerging Talent’ at the Festival Awards – and this lineup proves that the title isn’t going anywhere any time soon. New arrivals are spread across a wide variety of genres, including alt-rock, grime, hip-hop, and soul among others – so there’s truly something for everyone. Notable additions include post-punk band The Murder Capital, singer-songwriter sensations Sophie May and Mae Stephens, and East-London storyteller, Hak Baker.

Alongside the over 500-strong list, the festival is hosting both Arlo Parks and Maisie Peters in already sold-out spotlight shows. While it may be too late to catch the two performers live from Brighton, the festival has further offerings for ticket-holders this year. ‘The Late Escape’ is a free two-night event, which is platforming late-night dance and electronic artists at a number of TGE’s venues.


And, for those outside of Brighton, a week ahead of the big weekend comes ‘The Road to the Great Escape’. Presenting a series of live music performances from artists such as  Taylah Elaine, Ella DHC, and I. Jordan, the festival’s prelude event will take place across various locations in Glasgow and Dublin.


The Great Escape is set to take place in Brighton on 10-13 May, and tickets are on sale here.

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