Festival Preview: The Great Escape 2016

The Great Escape, one of the best festivals in the world for the newest and most exciting bands has released an announcement of some of the acts. Well, we say some, we mean 150 shiny announcements of fantastic musical talent. These additions come atop of an already bulging line up full of some incredible acts.

It’s time to pack your spade and bucket, prepare your taste buds for the most salt and vinegar you can handle because ladies and gentlemen… we’re off to the seaside.  

THE LINE UP SO FAR:
STORMZY // VANT // INHEAVEN // EAGULLS // BLACK HONEY // JOY AGAIN // BEACH BABY // FEWS // BAND OF SKULLS // ELF KID // CLEAN CUT KID // BLOSSOMS // HOLY ESQUE ++

FAR OUT SAYS DON’T MISS: 

Day Wave

Day Wave is the incarnation of a life built in the sun, with endless heartbreak and torturous truthfulness at its very core. They’re a must see artist. The perfect chilled out sound to sit on the beach to, eat salty chips and wish you lived somewhere that was actually hot in May.

Chastity Belt 

You must see this band. Forget time. Forget your friends. Forget your spouse. Chastity Belt are all that is important. The Seattle band were one of many bright sparks catching fire last year and their archetypal grunge-punk is both charming and infectious. Like a gorgeous STI.

Eagulls
“Never has the term ‘sophomore slump’ been kicked so mercilessly to death as by Eagulls on this album,” as Great Escape so wonderfully described.
Hitting the road in March to play a series of shows exhibiting their new album, Eagulls will be joining in the Great Escape fun and playing ‘Lemontrees’ at the same time:

WHERE/WHEN: 19th – 21st May. Brighton, UK

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: If you want to know everything about the next 12 months of music then The Great Escape is the only festival you need attend. Make an effort to see some bands you have never heard of, because more than likely they will be all anybody is talking about in a year’s time.

Like many city-based festivals hotels and hostels are pretty quickly filled. Don’t delay and don’t pay for your laziness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONS TO THE LINE UP
Aisha Devi – Albin Lee Meldau – Aldous Harding – Alice Jemima – Amber Arcades – Anne Marie – Ardyn – As Lions – Astroid Boys – Atlas Wynd – Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers – Black Foxxes – Black Honey – Bleeding Heart Pigeons – Bonzai – Boy jumps Ship – Bry – Cadet – Charley Marley – Ciaran Lavery – Clean Cut Kid – Cloves – Colm Mac Con Iomaire – Connie Constance – Craig David’s TS5 – Cullen Omori – Cult of Dom Keller – Day Wave – DBFC – Dressmaker – Eagulls – EERA – Eska – Exmagician – Fai Baba – Fakear – Fews – Finn – Formation – Frances – Frankie Cosmos – Fufanu – Gaika – Get Inuit – Girl Friend – Go March – Good Foxy – Gordi – Greywind – Guy Andrews – Haiku Salut – Halo Tora – Haus – Highasakite – Holly Macve – Isaiah Dread – It It Anita – Jalen N’Gonda – Jambinai – James TW – Jesse Mac Cormack – Jodie Abacus – Joe Nolan – John Metcalfe – Jones – Joy Again – Kero Kero Bonito – Kevin Garrett – Keziah – Klyne – Larkin Poe – Lawrence Taylor – Let’s Eat Grandma – Limb – Lisbon – Living Hour – Louis Mattr – M.A BEAT! – Mass Gothic – Me And My Drummer – Meilyr Jones – Mieux – Money – Monika – Mothers – Nadine Carina – Nap Eyes – Nessi – NZCA Lines – Oh Pep! – Oktoba – PAUW – Pixx – Porches – Queen City Stoop Kids – Rag’N’Bone Man – RATIONALE – Reigning Days – Rhys Lewis – Riddles – Riko Dan – Riz La Teef – Rozelle – Shakka – SHVPES – Skinny Girl Diet – Skinny Living – Sly Johnson – Starling – Stephen Kellogg – Strong Asian Mothers – Surf Dads – SWMRS – Tangerines – Telegram – The Hunna – The Invisible – The Island Club – The Joy Formidable – The K – The Rubens – The Sherlocks – The Shimmer Band – The Telermen – The Velveteins – The Wholls – The Wild Feathers – The Zolas – Tiggs Da Author – Tiny Ruins – Tom Misch – Trevor Sensor – Vodun – We Are The City – When Airy Met Fairy – White Miles – White Room – Wyvern Lingo – Yes We Mystic – Yonaka – Yungen

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