Superorganism, slowthai, Puma Blue & more to play The Great Escape 2018

The Great Escape adds a new wave of artists for 2018 and announces a huge new festival arena.

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The Great Escape’s line-up is getting stronger and stronger as May approaches. A long weekend on Brighton beach might feel like a world away considering that half the country is blanketed in snow right now but with the amount of heat in today’s new line-up announcement, we can almost picture the summer. Today the new music-focused festival has announced more than fifty new acts including slowthai, Superorganism, Yellow Days, Puma Blue and Nilufer Yanya.

As well as the new additions to the line-up, The Great Escape has announced a brand new venue for 2018, The Beach. Joining the more than thirty venues already hosting the festival throughout Brighton, The Beach is a new 2000 capacity festival arena right on the seafront. Over the festival weekend, it will host two stages in association with Island Records, Doctor Martens and other sponsors. Rory Bett, MAMA Festivals CEO said: “With demand and drive for new music and an ever-expanding festival, creating our first, very own festival site on the beach is the most exciting news in TGE’s history and we couldn’t have a more perfect spot than right on the seafront. The Beach will become a magnet for music lovers during the festival and we can’t wait to open the doors.”

The full list of new artists announced for The Great Escape 2018 is:

23 UNOFFICIAL / 77 : 78 / 808INK / ADOY / ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS / AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS / ANNA BURCH / BAD SOUNDS / BASEMENT REVOLVER / BILLY CARTER / BLESSED / BLUEPRINT BLUE / BODEGA / BRASS RAVE UNIT / CANSHAKER PI / CHARLEY AND THE LESBIANS / CHASE ATLANTIC / DELANEY DAVIDSON / DERMOT KENNEDY / DEVARROW / DIZZY / DJ. FLUGVEL OG GEIMSKIP / DYLAN CARTLIDGE / EMILY CAPPELL / EROL ALKAN / ESTHER JOY / FANNY ANDERSEN / GAIKA / GENDER ROLES / GIANT PARTY / GIANT SWAN / GOAT GIRL / GREAT NEWS / HARROW FAIR / HELENA DELAND / HIMALAYAS / HOLLOW COVES / HONEY LUNG / IMAN / JAPANESE BREAKFAST / JORDAN MACKAMPA / JOSIN / LET’S EAT GRANDMA / NELSON CAN / NERVUS / NILÜFER YANYA / NOYA RAO / OCTAVIAN / PALE GREY / PEANESS / PHOBOPHOBES / PUMA BLUE / RALEIGH / RESPECTFULCHILD / RILEY PEARCE / SAM EVIAN / SAMM HENSHAW / SEA GIRLS / SHADOWLARK / SHEAFS / SKRAPZ / SLEEP TOKEN / SLOWTHAI / SONS OF KEMET / SUPERORGANISM / TEAM PICTURE / TEEKS / TEISCHA / THE BEACHES / THE FAIM / THE GANJAS / THE HOMESICK / THE KITE STRING TANGLE / THE NIGHT CAFÉ / THE SPOOK SCHOOL / THE SURRENDERS / THE WANDERING HEARTS / TIM CHADWICK / TIRZAH / TOM GRENNAN / TOM TRIPP / TOM WALKER / TRAMPOLENE / TYNE / VISSIA / VUÉLVETELOCA / WALRUS / WILLOW / WOWH / YELLOW DAYS / YUSSEF DAYES

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