The Great Escape 2018 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 2018. 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:
Áine Cahill, Ama Lou, Awate, Bad Gyal, Benny Mails, City Calm Down, Coin, Dan Stock, Denzel Himself, Dream State, Ebenezer, Feet, Freak, Fred Well, Girlhood, Grace Carter, Hak Baker, Hotel Lux, Hunter & The Bear, Jerry Williams, Joy Crookes, Katie Von Schleicher, King Nun, Kops, Lewis Capaldi, Love Ssega, Maisie Peters, Mansionair, Mikaela Davis, M.I.L.K, Moncrieff, Naaz, Pale Waves, Partner, Pitou, Promiseland, Ruby Empress, S4u, Sam Fender, Say Sue Me, Sports Team, Stella Donnelly, Stereo Honey, Tamino, Ten Tonnes, The Ninth Wave, The Orielles, Valeras, Wild Front , Alex The Astronaut, Alexander Biggs, Aquaserge, Bakar, Big Tobz, Billy Lockett, Bloxx, Bobii Lewis, Boniface, Børns, Bossy Love, Boy Azooga, Broadstrokes, Crimer, Crooked Teeth, D.A.N., Daysormay, Declan Welsh And The Decadent West, Durand Jones & The Indications, Easy Life, Elsa Hewitt, Eves Karydas, Figure Walking, Fine Creatures, Freak Heat Waves, Freya Ridings, Gaffa Tape Sandy, George Glew, Gus Dapperton, Halo Maud, Happy Meals, Hatchie, Hello Delaware, Her's, Hero Fisher, Hillsburn, Hockey Dad, Ida Mae, Iguana Death Cult, Jack Vallier, Jaz Karis, Joshua Burnside, Joycut, Kamaal Williams, Kate Nv, Kid Katharsis, Kirill Richter, Kofi Stone, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Last Train, Leah Dou, Lion, Lo Moon, Louis Baker, Lucia, Magic Island, Mahalia, Mali Hayes, Malory, Manu Crooks, Mavi Phoenix, Megan Nash, Michael Jablonka, Nashexx, Nêhiyawak, Nikhil D'souza, Noah Kahan, Olympia, Only The Poets, Paceshifters, Peach Pit, Phoebe Bridgers, Poppy Ajudha, Raheem Bakaré, Rascalton, River Matthews, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Rosemary & Garlic, Sado Opera, Sassy 009, Shiners, Skegss, Skinny Pelembe, Suzi Wu, The Creases, The Modern Strangers, The Psychotic Monks, The Saxophones, The Vegan Leather, Three Body Trio, Tors, Touts, Tshegue, Underwater Boys, Warmduscher, Wet Red, Whenyoung, Wwwater, Wyvern Lingo, Yazmin Lacey, and Yukon Era.