The Great Escape festival in Brighton has revealed an exciting lineup for this year, with 100 fresh artists from various genres such as pop, electronic, punk, R&B, folk, rap, and soul. These talented acts hail from all over the world, making it a truly diverse and exceptional selection.
In May, Brighton will host a diverse range of exciting new acts. Notable additions to the lineup include Frost Children, a hyper-pop duo consisting of siblings. The Dare, an indie-sleaze act from America, is generating buzz. Joining them are Fcukers, an electronic trio from NYC, and Muireann Bradley, a talented finger-picking blues and roots guitarist. Also performing are Jambinai, post-rockers from Korea, and Tamara & The Dreams, an indie-pop trio from Melbourne, among others.
In addition, The Great Escape has also revealed details of 2024’s first TGE Presents show, in partnership with Ticketmaster New Music. The free entry show will take place on 22 February and is the first in a series of monthly gigs set to be held at London’s Old Blue Last in the lead up to the festival. London art-rock six-piece Flat Party will headline the event, with support from gritty punk-tinted five-piece Saloon Dion and gothic shoegaze quintet Velvetine.
The Great Escape festival is accompanied by the UK’s top music business conference. This year, the conference is being revamped with a new network of music industry collaborators who will contribute their expertise and cutting-edge knowledge to shape its programming. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about the conference.
Synonymous with new music discovery and acting as a springboard for rising artists, The Great Escape is the festival for new music. Playing host to over 450 up-and-coming artists and hotly tipped talent across 35+ walkable venues, alongside the music industry-led TGE conference, the festival will kick off the 2024 season from 15 – 18th May 2024 in Brighton, England. Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £89.25 and are on sale here.
Alt / Indie
In 2024, The Great Escape festival will uphold its tradition of promoting indie and alternative music. This year’s lineup features promising artists in the genre, including Melbourne indie-pop trio Tamara & The Dreams, Chicago indie-rockers Bnny, American indie-sleaze star The Dare, the dynamic Glaswegian band The Big Day, and energetic Hamburg pop-rocker Brockhoff. Joining them are Manchester late-night trio Nightbus and eclectic indie-rock quartet The Belair Lip Bombs.
London six-piece Flat Party and noise-driven Man/Woman/Chainsaw offer art-rock sounds. For shoegaze fans, there’s alt-rock soloist Cruel Sister, gothic quintet Velvetine, East London grungegaze duo Good Neighbours, and Amsterdam-based post-punk band Marathon. Electronically-infused artist Rachael Lavelle, raw-edged Nashville native Mali Velasquez, Scottish five piece Brògeal, and Aussie four-piece Platonic Sex bring a folk touch. Frenetic post-punk energy will be brought by buzzy melodic band Radio Free Alice, alt-rockers Saloon Dion, visual artist Kaeto, LA-based glam-rock brothers Faux Real, and Canadian four-piece Winona Forever.
Some new indie additions are The Shambolics, The Clause, The Life, Fold Paper, Gut Health, Soft Launch, The Crooks, The Sheratons, Bel, Colour TV, Soft Loft, Humane The Moon, and Kayla Grace.
Folk / Americana / Country
The festival offers a diverse lineup of talented artists from folk, Americana, and country genres. Some highlights include singer-songwriter Elinborg, Canadian folk artist St Arnaud, blues guitarist Muireann Bradley, Irish songwriter Anna Mieke, Canadian musician Desiree Dawson, and soulful Scottish singer Lizzie Reid.
The line-up includes Kingfishr, an Irish folk-rock band, Amble, a three-piece contemporary ensemble, and Moira & Claire, a mystical indie-folk duo, ensuring that fans who prefer a richer folk experience won’t be disappointed.
Electronic / Grime / Rap / Hip-Hop
The Great Escape 2024 is set to welcome a diverse range of electronic artists to its stages. Among them are jazz-inspired producer Michael Diamond, classically trained producer and vocalist KIIMI, Belgian electro-pop maestro Bolis Pupul, and British-Burmese pop singer and DJ Lucy Tun. The lineup also includes the warped NYC trio Fcukers, the immersive electro-noise band YARD, Bristol-based producer and vocalist t l k, and Irish electronic artist Coex. Additionally, TGE 2024 will feature exciting new rap and grime acts, including the sharp and energetic wordsmith Chowerman.
Jazz / R&B / Soul
At the festival, jazz, soul, and R&B enthusiasts can anticipate performances by Kuzi Cee, delivering emotional afro-beats and hip-hop-infused sounds; Caleb Kunle, a modern soul storyteller; Hohnen Ford, an intimate jazz and folk singer; Ruby J, an artist blending blues, jazz, and indie-fusion; Romy Nova, a multi-disciplinary act; and Forest Claudette, a comforting alt-R&B songwriter. They will be joined by Landel, Jackie Moonbather, and SHVVN.
Pop / Dance
Pop and dance music enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting lineup of emerging artists, such as Leah Kate, a confessional pop-rock star, SafeSp8ce, an emo bedroom pop artist who defies genres, Fabiana Palladino, a talented artist from Paul Institute, and Vox Rea, a captivating duo known for their luscious noir-pop sound.
Alessi Rose, a self-produced silky-pop songwriter, Uly, an immersive multi-instrumentalist, Tom Lark, an alt-pop artist born in the bedroom, Go-Jo, an Australian singer-songwriter and producer, Begonia, a Canadian indie-pop powerhouse, DellaXOZ, a breakthrough alt-pop artist, ASHY, an infectious R&B-infused musician, Angélica Garcia, a Latin-inspired electro-pop artist, Tyler Lewis, a singer-songwriter, Mackenzy Mackay, a gripping genre-hopper, and Maggie Andrew, a melancholic pop songwriter, will be joining them.
In other places, social media enthusiasts have exciting things to anticipate: energetic hyper-pop by the ‘hyper-online’ sibling duo Frost Children, melancholic queer pop anthems by American artist and TikToker MAD TSAI, and a performance by Alfie Jukes, Brighton’s very own TikTok sensation.
Punk / Rock / Metal
This year, TGE will feature a wide range of artists from the punk, rock, and metal genres. Fans of traditional rock’n’roll can expect exhilarating guitar-driven rhythms from Australian four-piece Southern River Band, energetic glam-punks Johnny Hunter, and unique rockers Full Flower Moon Band.
At the experimental side, Brixton trio Alien Chicks will present dynamic power-punk. Dublin’s Really Good Time will bring convulsive crunk-rock, while Switzerland’s Bound By Endogamy will serve their innovative industrial punk. Australia’s Zheani will showcase her boundary-breaking ‘fairy-trap’. Joining the lineup are queer vegan punks Joe & The Shitboys from the Faroe Islands’ rock scene and flower-punk supergroup Aggrasoppar.
Furthermore, rock enthusiasts have the opportunity to witness the emergence of alt-rock sensation Aziya, the captivating Nashville trio Arrows in Action, the powerful alt-rockers Holy Wars, the dynamic female duo Dirty Blonde, the skilled metal performers Unpeople, the Korean post-rock group Jambinai, the energetic Bristol punks iDestroy, and the talented teenage trio House of Women.