The likes of Fontaines D.C, Tim Burgess, Nasty Cherry, and Alfie Templeman will descend on the seafront
Elli Chappelhow
11:15 26th February 2020

The UK’s biggest industry festival just got bigger. Featuring the best emerging acts from across the globe, Brighton is the place to be for music discovery. Today (26 February), The Great Escape have added a host of exciting new names to the stellar lineup, including hotly tipped alt-electro-pop trio PVA, the Irish post-punks Melts, indie darlings The Magic Gang, the vibrant psych quintet Los Bitchos, singer-songwriter Alfie Templeman and the eclectic Altin Gün, amongst many others.

Kicking off festival season 2020 with a bang from 13-16 May, with their wingspan embracing multiple genres and sub-genres, The Great Escape takes flight with their diversity and sheer range of sound exploration, with this year’s festival marking their fifteenth year in business.

Whether you’re into folk, country, grime, R&B, pop, dance, or indie - or a melting pot of all the above - there’s something for you. You could experience the Charli XCX-endorsed girl gang Nasty Cherry, watch Ukrainian rap artist Alyona Alyona, check out 90s rave & queer culture inspired artist Lynks Afrikka, head to see acoustic alt-pop gem Katy J Pearson, or even mosh yourself silly with the raucous hip-hop group 404. 

The ‘Late Escape’ will return to host two late-night evenings at Brighton’s notorious beachfront club Patterns to showcase the best in electronic music, while Live Nation debut their new music initiative ‘Next From Nashville’ for those country music aficionados amongst you. The choice is very much yours how you choose to celebrate TGE’s milestone year. 

Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £70 and are on sale here, including single day and two-day tickets available from today.

Photo: Richard Gray