The Great Escape 2017 Overview
The Great Escape is firmly established internationally as Europe's leading event for showcasing new music.
The Great Escape kicks starts the festival season, introducing the artists and sounds of 2017. With over 300 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days. In addition to pre-publicised performances, impromptu street gigs spring up all over town. In addition to the music there are 3 days of seminars where the movers and shakers of the industry host debates and workshops.
Running in parallel with The Great Escape is The Alternative Escape which hosts numerous club nights, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs all add to the festivities.
Artists booked to appear include: Abattoir Blues, Alma, Anna Straker, Be Charlotte, Brian Deady, Cabbage, Carys Selvey, Casi, Cherry Glazerr, Croox, Drones Club, Eat Fast, Fil Bo Riva, Goat Girl, Gold Class, Gothic Tropic, Gurr, Hannah Georgas, Husky Loops, Ider/ Indigo Husk, Jacques, James Hersey, Jameszoo, Klangstof, L.A. Salami, Lowell, Marthagunn, Matt Maeson, Middle Kids, Miles From Kinshasa, Moses, Nilüfer Yanya, Plaitum, Poté, Rag’n’bone Man, Ray Blk, Saint Phnx, Sarathy Korwar, Shame, Shells, Shitkid, Sigrid, Skott, Sløtface, Sophie Hunger, Sturla Atlas, The Age Of L.U.N.A, The Moonlandingz, Tigertown, Yonaka
The Great Escape 2017 Travel Info
Getting to Brighton is easy, wherever you are travelling from. It takes just under an hour by rail from London, 45 minutes by road from the M25 and half an hour from London Gatwick airport. There are also regular coach services connecting London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.
It takes just under an hour to Brighton from London Victoria Station, with 2 services running every hour
Regular services to Brighton from Bedford, London Kings Cross & London Bridge
Direct services from Scotland, the North West, the Midlands, the West country and South Wales
Express coaches from London to Brighton take about 2 hours.
Regular National Express services depart from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
45 minutes from the M25 London orbital motorway.
From M25, take the M23/A23 to Brighton & Hove.
Coastal route A27 links the city east and west.