The next 132 artists for The Great Escape 2017 have been revealed

The Amazons, The Van T's and BlackWaters are some of the latest batch of fledgling names


Over 130 artists have been added to The Great Escape 2017 as part of the latest lineup reveal for the tastemaking festival.

Some of the UK’s hottest fledgling names are joined by international acts for the cross-genre metropolitan event in May.

Reading’s The Amazons are the leading name of the latest batch, surely set to make it big in the near future with their huge riffs.

Welsh band Estrons – quiet of late – are also added, as are Overcoats and the Dirty Hit Tour headliners Superfood.

Some of the standouts on the schedule include the politically-charged punk of The Blinders and Scottish indie rock band The Van T’s.

Surrey’s BlackWaters, former Grimes collaborator Aristophanes and singer-songwriter Isaac Gracie are also new to the bill.

As are Ásgeir, Judah and the Lion, Smerz and The LaFontaines, and many names that will be unfamiliar to even the most ardent aficionado.

The Great Escape takes place in Brighton, across the city’s venues and in quirkier pop-up locations, from 18-20 May.

Isaac Gracie at the O2 Academy Newcastle on 20 February 2016
Isaac Gracie at the O2 Academy Newcastle on 20 February 2016. Photo: Katy Blackwood

The previous announcements have included marquee names Slaves, Rag’n’Bone Man and Marika Hackman, plus some of this year’s most well-known new bands.

The Magic Gang, The Japanese House, Pumarosa and Judas were all part of the previous announcement.

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

The Slaves and Rag’n’Bone Man showcases, ticketed separately, are both sold out.

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The full A-Z list of today’s additions to The Great Escape lineup:

  • Abra Cadabra
  • Agar Agar
  • Alex Cameron
  • Altameda
  • Alyss
  • The Amazons
  • Amy Becker
  • Aristophanes
  • Ásgeir
  • The Avulsions
  • Babeheaven
  • Bad Pop
  • Bad Sounds
  • Bang Bang Romeo
  • Bantam Lyons
  • Beliefs
  • Biuret
  • BlackWaters
  • The Blinders
  • The Brass Funkeys
  • Brent Cobb
  • Bruce O Yates
  • Camo Clave
  • Childhood
  • Chinah
  • Code Walk
  • Colter Wall
  • Confidence Man
  • Crimsons
  • Dakota
  • Dat Brass
  • Debrah Scarlet
  • DGS Samurai Champs
  • The Districts
  • Douglas Dare
  • Ekali
  • Faith I Branko
  • Fifi Rong
  • Fish
  • Flyte
  • Folly Rae
  • Forest Of Fools
  • Frank Gamble
  • Fuck Art, Let’s Dance!
  • Gallops
  • Gardna
  • Girli
  • H Hawkline
  • Harrison Brome
  • Haux
  • Hazel English
  • Hearts Hearts
  • Hello Moth
  • Hipsters Don’t Dance
  • Honey Lung
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Immigrant Swing
  • Into The Dark
  • Isaac Gracie
  • Jack Ladder
  • Jackdat
  • Jane Weaver
  • Jarami
  • Jay Som
  • Jerry Williams
  • Joe Fox
  • Jossy Mitsu
  • Judah and the Lion
  • Julie Bergan
  • Julie Byrne
  • Killason
  • King Henry
  • Knucks
  • Kovacs
  • La Jungle
  • The LaFontaines
  • Las Aves
  • Leo Stannard
  • Life
  • Little Hours
  • Luxury Death
  • Lyra
  • Marc O’Reilly
  • Maria Kelly
  • Matt Maltese
  • Mo Kenney
  • Monico Blonde
  • The Monotones
  • Mystic Braves
  • Mungo
  • NOT3S
  • Nova Twins
  • Oscar Jerome
  • Otzeki
  • Outlya
  • Overcoats
  • Paigey Cakey
  • Parekh and Singh
  • Paris Youth Foundation
  • Pavo Pavo
  • Perturbator
  • Poor Nameless Boy
  • Port Cities
  • Prince Vaseline
  • Rahh
  • Raye
  • Royal Tusk
  • Sailor and I
  • Sara Sara
  • She-Devils
  • Shy Luv
  • Smerz
  • Sônge
  • Sons
  • Superfood
  • Tamir Grinberg
  • Tash LC
  • Ten Tonnes
  • Tennyson
  • Thomas Azier
  • The Van T’s
  • Victoria
  • Wallflower
  • Wallwork B2B TSVI
  • Wild Front
  • Will Heard
  • William Prince
  • Yxng Bane
  • Zach Said
  • Zak Abel
Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

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