Judas at Liverpool Sound City 2016
Indie rock band Judas are one of the latest additions for The Great Escape 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

The lineup for The Great Escape 2017 has swelled rapidly, with over 100 extra names newly confirmed for this year’s event.

The UK’s tastemaking festival – which features new bands from across the globe – has added Dream Wife, The Japanese House and Will Joseph Cook to the lineup.

Slaves are confirmed as a marquee headliner for a special spotlight show on Brighton Pier, taking over the city’s iconic fairground.

Dan Croll, PumarosaJudas and The Magic Gang are other highlights from the wealth of new additions.

The Great Escape had already confirmed, back in September, numerous top announcements for the 2017 event, including Cabbage and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.

Pumarosa at The Great Escape 2016
Pumarosa on stage at Komedia Brighton during The Great Escape 2016. Photo: Katy Blackwood

The festival is an annual showcase of bands that could break big, and takes place across Brighton’s venues from 18-20 May.

As a popular industry event, The Great Escape is packed with delegates and faces from the music business and press, and in many ways is the UK’s answer to SXSW.

There’s also secret sets from major artists, street performances and a packed festival fringe.

Regular admission tickets are £60 at present, with delegate passes – which are close to selling out, but allow access to special events and priority entry to venues – £195.

The Slaves show is ticketed separately, at £22.50.

For tickets and more information, visit www.greatescapefestival.com.

The full A-Z list of new additions for The Great Escape 2017:

  • 67
  • Adam Naas
  • Áine Cahill
  • Ainslie Wills
  • Avelino
  • Baba Shrimps
  • Baloji
  • Belly Squad
  • Betty Who
  • Bokito
  • Bryde
  • Busty and the Bass
  • Buvette
  • Catherine McGrath
  • Charlie Straw
  • Cheap Meat
  • Childcare
  • Club Drive
  • Cocoa Futures
  • Cosima
  • Dagny
  • Dan Croll
  • Dead Pretties
  • Diane Birch
  • Dream Wife
  • Fazerdaze
  • Francobollo
  • Freak
  • Froth
  • Gabriella Cohen
  • Gordi
  • Hare Squead
  • HMLTD
  • Homeshake
  • Horse Thief
  • Husky Loops
  • Ill
  • J. Bernardt
  • Jake Houlsby
  • Jerkcurb
  • Jesse Terry
  • John K. Samson
  • Jordan Mackampa
  • Judas
  • Kane Strang
  • King Nun
  • Kojo Funds
  • Kolars
  • Kudu Blue
  • Like A Motorcycle
  • Lisa Mitchell
  • Lowly
  • Mammút
  • Marika Hackman
  • Mauno
  • MC Sniper
  • Molly
  • Mosa Wild
  • Mullally
  • Native Dancer
  • Noga Erez
  • North Downs
  • October Drift
  • Odd Beholder
  • Off Bloom
  • Olympia
  • One Sentence. Supervisor
  • Our Girl
  • Parcels
  • Pauli.
  • Picture This
  • Pixey
  • Pumarosa
  • Rosborough
  • Sälen
  • Sampa The Great
  • Shogun
  • Slaves
  • SoShe
  • Stefflon Don
  • Steve James
  • Stevie Parker
  • Sultan Of The Disco
  • Swimming Tapes
  • Tender
  • The Bay Rays
  • The Goon Sax
  • The Japanese House
  • The Magic Gang
  • The Parrots
  • The Rhythm Method
  • The Sandinistas
  • Tired Lion
  • Tom Grennan
  • Tsar B
  • Will Joseph Cook
  • Yellow Days
  • Young Blood
  • Youngr
  • Yowl
  • Zeal and Ardor