Returning to Brighton this May 8-10, The Great Escape today completes its line-up for 2014, bringing the total of artists to over 400, a record for the 3-day festival. In just over six weeks, Europe’s biggest festival for new music will take over 35 venues across the city, bringing 18,000 music lovers with it. Now in its 9th year, The Great Escape will once again give festival-goers an unrivalled opportunity to explore an international circuit of the very best new sounds.
Amongst today’s 100+ additions is Danish phenomenon MØ, chart topping crossover act CLEAN BANDIT as well as a solo appearance from JESS GLYNNE, who provided vocals for “Rather Be”, electronic soul quartet LITTLE DRAGON and resplendent NYC rapper/producer LE1F. Munich synthpop machine CLAIRE and psychedelic Oxfordshire four-piece and Paul Epworth collaborators GLASS ANIMALS also join today.
Jazz futurists BADBADNOTGOOD and London producer BLUE DAISY will give their respective takes on hip-hop, whilst New York based DROWNERS are today confirmed on the same bill as a member of the band who inspired their name, with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler’s TRANS also set to perform.
Kat Morris, Festival Director, said: “We are so excited to complete this year’s line-up. Since its inception 9 years ago, we have always maintained that the foremost objective of the festival is to produce an internationally-reaching programme that is genuinely representative of the full spectrum of emerging talent in music. I think we’ve achieved that. There is so much incredible talent out there, we are honoured to showcase as much of it as we can at The Great Escape. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the festival in May!”
The full list of artists confirmed today is as below:
ALBERT ALBERT / ALICE BOMAN / AMATORSKI / AMBASSADEURS / ANNIE EVE / ANTIMATTER PEOPLE / AUDIENCE KILLERS / BADBADNOTGOOD / BALLET SCHOOL / BANG BANG BANG / BEASTS / BILLY LOCKETT / BITE THE BUFFALO / BLIZZARD / BO SARIS / BOREAL SONS / BRNS / BROLIN / BUFFALO DAUGHTER / CALLING ALL CARS / CARNIVAL YOUTH / CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM / CHILDHOOD / CLAIRE / CLARE MAGUIRE / CLEAN BANDIT / COELY / COVES / DIZRAELI AND THE SMALL GODS / DOG IS DEAD / DROWNERS / EAGLES FOR HANDS / ELIZA AND THE BEAR / ETCHES / ETHAN JOHNS / EYES AND NO EYES / EZRA FURMAN / FRÀNÇOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS / FREDDIE DICKSON / FUTURE FOLK ORCHESTRA / GAVIN JAMES / GLASS ANIMALS / GOD DAMN / GOMAD! & MONSTER / GRUMBLING FUR / HANNAH PEEL / HIDDEN ORCHESTRA / HIS CLANCYNESS / HOLLIE COOK / HONEYBLOOD / I HAVE A TRIBE / ICHI / JARGON V.A / JENN GRANT / JESS GLYNNE / JLYY / JOSH FLOWERS & THE WILD / JOSH RECORD / JUNGLE DOCTORS / KATE MILLER-HEIDKE / KHUSHI / KID WAVE / KIERAN LEONARD / KIMBERLY ANNE / LAY LOW / LILY OAKES / LE1F / LISA KNAPP / LITTLE DRAGON / LOLA COLT / LOOKS / LUKE HOWARD / MAJOR LOOK / MARMOZETS / MAYU WAKISAKA / MAZES /
Today’s artists join the line-up: MNEK, SAINT RAYMOND, AUGUSTINES, EAST INDIA YOUTH, JON HOPKINS, ALBERT HAMMOND JR, BLAENAVON, HOZIER, RATKING, DRY THE RIVER, CIRCA WAVES, FEMME, REJJIE SNOW, CHLÖE HOWL, FUTURE ISLANDS, GEORGE EZRA, JIMI GOODWIN JOEL COMPASS, DUNE RATS, COURTNEY BARNETT, FAT WHITE FAMILY, MARIKA HACKMAN, JAAKKO EINO KALEVI, JUNGLE, ROYAL BLOOD, CHARLI XCX, SUVI, WET and KiT… to name a few.