The Great Escape festival

Wednesday 11th - Sunday 15th May 2022

Various in Brighton

Minimum age: 16

About The Great Escape festival 2022

The Great Escape, the festival for new music, has today revealed the incredible Spotlight shows for this year’s debut online edition, alongside 80+ exciting new acts and break-out artists joining its mammoth line-up. The Great Escape Online, set to take place from 13-14 May via The Great Escape website, will feature more than 150 acts across two days, bringing an exceptional selection of the world’s most hotly-tipped artists and a true festival feel to the comfort of your home, alongside the festival’s famed conference. Music fans will be able to register for free and immerse themselves in a wealth of new music while those looking to learn about the latest trends and hear from music’s biggest players can buy tickets for the conference and networking sessions here.

The spotlight artists for The Great Escape Online 2021 feature some of this year’s hottest-tipped new talent, including BBC Sound of 2021 runner up Holly Humberstone, indie-pop sensation Alfie Templeman, bassline hotshots Bad Boy Chiller Crew, eclectic daring rapper Genesis Owusu, bedroom funk-pop star Remi Wolf and R&B, South Asian sonic flare Priya Ragu.

Also joining the line-up are more than 80 ground-breaking artists announced for The Great Escape Online’s cutting-edge line up include Alexander 23, Jensen Mcrae, Robert Grace, Sir Chloe, Tayo Sound, Teeks, The Lottery Winners, Peach Tree Rascals and many more.

Founded all the way back in 2006, The Great Escape has firmly established itself internationally as a leading event for presenting new music at every corner. Taking place in Brighton in May, The Great Escape ignites the festival season with thousands of roaring music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year.

The Great Escape offers a fantastic opportunity to see a huge range of British performers, however there is also a 'country focus' each year – in 2019, was Australia which saw a strong Antipodean contingent in the festival lineup. For many acts, travelling to Brighton from far and wide, their Great Escape performance can be a springboard to wider fame and critical acclaim. Audiences are watching acts and hoping to make some new discoveries and get a look at the next big thing.


Music genres: Rock, Rap, Hip Hop, Alternative, Electronic

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