Brighton and Hove News » 100 more performers announced for The Great Escape
The great Escape announcement today Another 100 artists will perform at Brighton Festival this yearfeaturing some of the most exciting names in new music, including Rebecca Black, The Amazons, Court Act, Sinead O’Brien, Baby Queenand much more.
The Great Escape, the new music festival, will open the 2022 festival season by welcoming over 450 up-and-coming artists and trending talents at over 35 venues within walking distancealongside the music industry-led TGE conference, May 12-14, 2022 in Brighton.
Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £75 and are on sale HERE.
From the UK, live return of the American queer hyperpop artist Rebecca Blackto rock Reading’s riffs and licks The Amazons, The Great Escape 2022 lineup champions upcoming talent from a wide variety of genres. Artists announced include the Gen Z grunge pop singer Baby Queenobservational and acerbic post punk from Leeds Court Actpost punk poet Sinead O’BrienTikTok star turned solo musician Abby RobertScottish singer-songwriter Dylan Fraserrising star Lola YoungAmerican singer-songwriter Indigo De SouzaLiverpool alternative rockers Crawlersirish rapper malakiBelfast post-punk rockers Enola Gayand folk-rock singer-songwriter Madison Cunningham.
Additionally, The Great Escape is also announcing today the highly anticipated return of The road to the great escape, the showcase for live music in Glasgow and Dublin in the days leading up to The Great Escape new music festival and conference in Brighton. Kicking off in Glasgow on May 6 and 7, then heading to Dublin on May 9 and 10, The Road To The Great Escape will bring some of the most exciting new talent from TGE 2022 to Scotland and Ireland, with artists appearing in both locations. , including in Dublin. singer-songwriter Abi Coulibaly, South London producer and multi-instrumentalist Conor Albert, Scottish alt-pop lyricist Dylan Fraser, Hawaiian tropical soul artist Eli Smart, Leeds alt-rock four-piece English teacher, talent chamber pop from Sheffield Frankie Beetlestone, South London trio Honeyglaze, Tamil-Swiss R&B musician Priya Ragu, Australian indie pop singer-songwriter Sycco and LA indie-pop artist Wallice.
The Garage, King Tuts, G2 and The Garage’s Attic Bar in Glasgow will also exclusively host rising Scottish soul singer Brooke Combe, spiritually exploratory Birmingham artist Sipho and upcoming acts such as Swim School, Bonnie Kemplay, Vlure, Taahliah and Alex Amor. while Dublin’s Whelan’s, Workman’s Club, Grand Social and Academy 2 will see Dublin-born singer-songwriter Lucy McWilliams and collaborating rapper Malaki perform exclusively alongside artists such as Kynsy, Sainte, Seb, Sprints and The Clockworks. Tickets on sale HERE.
Making its much-anticipated return to the festival schedule after a two-year hiatus, The Great Escape is firmly established and recognized as the festival for new music, and will be announcing additional artists on the lineup, along with additional information on the music Industry-led TGE Conference coming soon.
FOLK / AMERICAN / COUNTRY
GRACE CUMMINGS | KATHRYN JOSEPH | SMALL BARS | MARGO CILKER | NATIVE HARROW | THE UNIVERSE OF BOBBY NET
Folk, country and Americana fans can expect to enjoy performances from some of the genre’s most exciting new talent from around the world, including the Melbourne-based bluesy folk singer-songwriter. Grace CummingsAustralia’s high-energy indie folk family trio small quirksScottish singer-songwriter and musician Catherine JosephAmerican country-rock storyteller Margo CilkerPennsylvania folk duo native harrow and mysterious American crooner The Bobby Tenderloin universe.
GRIME / RAP / HIP-HOP
TIGER BALM | grove | HMD | MALAKI | NEONE THE WONDERFUL | NUTRIBE
The Great Escape also looks forward to hosting sets from some of the hottest new artists in grime, rap and hip-hop, with an undoubtedly uncompromising live performance from the Bristol-based queer producer and singer. Grovea unique blend of hip-hop and R&B from the Somali/Mancunian rapper HMDpowerful lyrics and raps from the rising talent of Irish hip-hop malakiWolverhampton self-exploratory rap fusion NeOne the Wonderfulhip-hop, K-pop, rap fusion of Seoul-based alternative K-pop Tiger Balmand a vibrant and highly entertaining performance by the Liverpool trio nutribe.
JAZZ / R&B / SOUL
BALIMAYA PROJECT | BUDJERAH | DOWNTOWN KAYOTO | IRIS GOLD | CHILDREN | LOLA YOUNG | LUCY MCWILLIAMS | MADI SASKIA | BRAND CAKE | SHAKIRA ALLEYNE | TAMZENE
For festival-goers looking for soulful sounds, R&B grooves or jazz beats, The Great Escape 2022 lineup features the eclectic Mandé jazz fusion from the 16-piece London-based collective Balimaya ProjectAustralian singer-songwriter’s dreamlike R&B and gospel roots Budjerahalternative R&B artist born in Zimbabwe and raised in Hull Downtown Kayotovulnerable and personal lyricism of rising star and voice of John Lewis Christmas 2021 advert Lola Youngsinger-songwriter’s enchanting pop soul Irises GoldCardiff’s Experimental R&B Kiddusand emerging Irish singer-songwriter Lucy McWilliams. Smooth Birmingham singer Madi Saskiajazz producer and multi-instrumentalist brand cakeLondon experimental composer Shakira Alleyneand Scottish contemporary soul singer-songwriter Tamzene are also confirmed.
POP / DANCE
BABY QUEEN | COCO AND THE LOST | EWAN MAINWOOD | ANONYMOUS JOY | ELLIOT KINGS | LOKOY | MICKEY CALLISTO | PIRI & TOMMY | REBECCA BLACK | SOFI | TAAHLIAH
The Great Escape is set to welcome a host of upcoming talent for pop and dance music fans, including the American pop singer Rebecca Blackthe former teenage viral sensation behind the YouTube hit “Friday” is now an evolved queer hyperpop artist, sharp observations and witty lyrics from the Gen Z grunge-pop favorite Baby QueenBritpop melodies and grunge guitar riffs from Coco and the LostLeeds-based singer-songwriter Ewain MainwoodSouth London production duo Joy Anonymousmelancholic pop from the British-Swiss singer-songwriter Kings ElliotLasse Lokøy’s solo project from Sløtface Lokoyliverpool mickey callixto and its synth-tinged melodies, DIY dance duo and TikTok success story piri and tommyindie pop bops from Leicester SOFIand Glasgow-based DJ/producer Taahliah.
ALT / INDIA
ABBY ROBERT | ALEX LOVE | AZUR RYDER | BLAIR DAVIE | BLEACHING LABORATORY | BONNIE KEMPLAY | BRYAN’S MAGIC TEARS | CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON | CAT BURNS | COACH EVENING | DYLAN FRASER | ELI SMART | ENGLISH TEACHER | FITZROY HOLT | FRANKIE BEETLESTONE | HONEY GLAZE | ILLUMINATI HOTTIES | INDIGO DE SOUZA | KATHLEEN FRANCES | KATY J PEARSON | KYNS | LOCK | MADISON CUNNINGHAM | MATERIAL | MEGAN WYN | PHOEBE GREEN | PIXEY | PLUM | PORCHES | PORTRON PORTRON LOPEZ | PRIMA QUEEN | SAD BOYS CLUB | SINEAD O’BRIEN | SWIMMING SCHOOL | TEAM PICTURE | THE GOA EXPRESS | LET GO | SHAKES | TOMMY LEFROY | ULTRA-Q | VALUE | COURT ACT
Indie and alternative fans can expect a huge selection of the latest bands, including the TikTok star turned solo musician Abby RobertLos Angeles-based singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutsonunique songwriter and musician in Scotland Dylan FraserAmerican indie rockers Illuminati hottiesand singer-songwriters Indigo De Souza, Madison Cunninghamand Mattiel. Quirky singer from Manchester Phoebe GreenIrish post-punk poet Sinead O’Briencalifornia quartet Ultra Qand the rapidly rising post-punk feel of Leeds Court Act are also set to perform alongside Alex Love, Bonnie Kemplay, Blair Davie, Bleaching laboratory, Bryan’s magic tears, Cat burns, coach party, Eli Smart, English teacher, Fitzroy Holt, Frankie Beetlestone, Honey glaze, Catherine Frances, Katy J Pearson, Kynsey, Locking, Megan Wynn, pixely, Feather, porches, Portron Portron Lopez, PRIME QUEEN, sad boys club, swimming school, Team picture, THE GOA EXPRESS, Letting go, The tremors, Tommy Lefroyand VALUE.
PUNK / ROCK / METAL
BAD WAITRESS | BANKS ARCADE | Crawlers | DEAD PONY | ENOLA GAY | GEN & THE DEGENERATE | JOE AND THE SHITBOYS | THE OBJECTIVE | MEMES | PANIC CABIN | PORCH | PUTYFACE | ROLA | SOFTCULT | SPRINTS | AMAZONS | THE BYKER GROVE FAN CLUB | VALVES
For those looking for heavier licks, The Great Escape has announced the addition of Reading Fourpiece the Amazonswho are no doubt about to perform the rock anthems from their two Top Ten albums, the anxious punk art of Toronto’s bad waitressMelbourne-based bands, the modern heavy quintet Banks ArcadeLiverpool alternative rockers Crawlers and rioting rock’n’rollers Gen & The degenerateScottish post punk quartet dead ponyFour post-punk pieces from Belfast Enola GayFaroese queer vegan ‘shitpunk’ Joe and the shitboysthe dark punks of leeds The objectiveloud post-punk duo from Glasgow MemesWelsh DIY punk band Panic Shackbrighton newcomers PorchCalifornian singer-songwriter Voisey pouty faceand Manchester rock n roll five pieces rolle. Plus the Canadian grunge-pop scuzz twins softcultDublin’s raucous and loud quartet Sprintsthreesome ‘post macho noise pop’ The Byker Grove Fan Cluband Australian indie rockers The Vanns have been added to the line-up.
Buy your tickets for The Great Escape HERE.