The Brighton festival just got a whole lot bigger and better
Cai Trefor

10:15 7th March 2017

Joining the likes Rag’n’Bone Man, Slaves, The Magic Gang, Stefflon Don and Marika Hackman at The Great Escape in Brighton are 125 + new names 

The multi-venue seaside town centre festival has some tasteful picks in this latest announcement. Notably, Childhood are making a comeback after a couple of years spent recording their album. Their second album is set to take the music world by storm and here is an opportunity to see them in a relatively intimate festival.

Heavenly Records signees Confidence Man are certainly able to get the part started with their baggy grooves and sassy vocals. Of the signing Barrett said: "It was a simple case of love at first listen/ Like hearing ‘Groove Is In The Heart’ for the first time. It was a joy of joys to discover that even after all these years I could still feel intoxicated after hearing a pop song”."

Isaac Gracie is a Jay-Z endorsed singer/songwriter with parallels to Jeff Buckley's sound. His song 'Last Words' is one of the most neatly crafted melancholic acoustic numbers in some time and has that brittle quality that Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack.

Elsewhere, Paris Youth Foundation have been heavily tipped by many industry insiders and they have Radio 1 day time anthems oozing out of them. Expect big things for them by 2018 comes around.

Lastly, Alex Cameron, who made it into Gigwise's albums of the year 2016. He has incredible dark, funny, yet poetic lyrics. He narrates his way through stories with a Nick Cave-like baritone, all over an electronic cold wave inspired synth backdrop. How could you miss that?

Check out the full line-up additions below and enjoy discovering new music ahead of the event in Brighton on 18-20 May:

ABRA CADABRA / AGAR AGAR / ALEX CAMERON / ALTAMEDA / ALYSS / AMY BECKER / ARISTOPHANES貍貓 / ÁSGEIR / BABEHEAVEN / BAD POP / BAD SOUNDS/ BANG BANG ROMEO / BANTAM LYONS / BELIEFS / BIURET 뷰렛 / BLACKWATERS / BRENT COBB / BRUCE O YATES / CAMO CLAVE / CHILDHOOD / CHINAH / CODE WALK / COLTER WALL / CONFIDENCE MAN / CRIMSONS / DAKOTA / DAT BRASS / DEBRAH SCARLET / DGS SAMURAI CHAMPS / DOUGLAS DARE / EKALI / ESTRONS / ESTRONS / 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 / HONEY LUNG / IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE / IMMIGRANT SWING / INTO THE ARK / 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 / LAS AVES / LEO STANNARD / LIFE / LITTLE HOURS / LUXURY DEATH / LYRA / MARC O’REILLY / MARIA KELLY / MATT MALTESE / MO KENNEY / MONICO BLONDE / MYSTIC BRAVES / MUNGO / NOT3S / NOVA TWINS / OSCAR JEROME / OTZEKI / OUTLYA / OVERCOATS / PAIGEY CAKEY / PAREKH & 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 / THE AMAZONS / THE AVULSIONS / THE BLINDERS / THE BRASS FUNKEYS / THE DISTRICTS / THE LAFONTAINES / THE MONOTONES / THE VAN T'S / THOMAS AZIER / VICTORIA / WALLFLOWER / WALLWORK B2B TSVI / WILD FRONT / WILL HEARD / WILLIAM PRINCE / XAMVOLO / YXNG BANE / ZACH SAID / ZAK ABEL


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