Festival season is upon us already… The first line-up announcement for The Great Escape 2016 is here.

Even though we’re counting down the days until Christmas, that doesn’t mean that we’re not already looking forward to summer and our excitement for the season has just been turned up a notch as the first line-up for 2016’s Great Escape festival has just been announced.


The Great Escape Festival is known for celebrating new music so if you want to be the first of your friends to boast about knowing the stars of 2017, then you’d better book yourself a ticket to this Brighton event.

2016’s festival will run 19th-21st May and see Oh Wonder, Shura and Mura Masa announced for the first Spotlight Show at All Saints Church.

First acts announced for the festival also include the likes of Dagny, Dilly Dally, Banfi, Isaac Gracie, salute, Declan McKenna and Pumarosa. New for 2016 is a new reduced 16+ age limit with limited 3-day festival wristbands available now.

The full list of artists announced so far is as follows: Alina Orlova, Axel Flovent, Banff, Banfi, Beach Baby, Boo Seeka, Cherie and Renno, Conner Youngblud, Dagny,  Declan McKenna, Dilly Dally, Dirty Frigs, Dorsal Fins,  Drones Club, Elle Exxe, Fenne Lily, Fort Lean, Foxtrott, Girli, Holy Esque, Isaac Gracie, Jack Watts,  James Gruntz, Junk Son, Kloe, LCMDF, Methyl Ethel, Mura Masa, Mystery Jets, Natur3, Northeast Party House, Oh Wonder, Otherkin, Owen Raabit, Pumarosa, Rukhsana Merrise, Saint Sister, salute, Shura, Slum Sociable, Strange Bones, Tigercub, Timberwolf, Trudy, Tuff Love, Vant, and Will Joseph Cook.

3-day festival passes, now at Early Bird prices, which give access to all core TGE gigs over three days are on sale now for just £49.50 + booking fees. Delegate passes, which give additional access to all TGE convention events and priority access to live shows, are still available at a heavily discounted Early Bird price of £150

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