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The Great Escape reveals first names for 2018, along with London showcases

Brighton’s The Great Escape has come to be known as the UK’s answer to SXSW; it being a city-centric festival across many smaller bar and club type venues, giving the spotlight to up-and-coming acts. Between 17-19 May, 2018 The Great Escape will be returning for the 13th addition, and today they have unveiled the first 50 acts that will feature on this year’s bill. It includes the likes of Bad Gyal, Hotel Lux, Katie Von Schleicher, King Nun, Stereo Honey, The Orielles and many more.

In addition to those names, The Great Escape has announced plans to showcase many of these acts in their new FIRST FIFTY side-festival, taking place in intimate East London venues for £5 a ticket between 21-23 May. You can find out more about that here.

The full list of the first fifty acts announced for The Great Escape is:

Áine Cahill


Bad Gyal

Benny Mails

City Calm Down


Dan Stock

Daniel OG

Denzel Himself




Fred Well

Hotel Lux

Hunter & The Bear

Jerry Williams

Joy Crookes

Katie Von Schleicher

King Nun


Love Ssega


Maisie Peters


Mikaela Davis





Ruby Empress


Sam Fender

Sports Team

Stella Donnelly

Stereo Honey


Ten Tonnes

The Ninth Wave

The Orielles

Wild Front

Rob Hakimian

Rob has been writing about music for over a decade now, having been seduced into the endless world of discovering and sharing new music when he was a student. He has always felt a strong desire to share enthusiastic words on his favourite new albums, tracks and acts, and he has done this through outlets including Beats Per Minute, Consequence of Sound, The 405 and now Music Crowns.

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