The Great Escape 2017

Festival guide

The Great Escape isn’t just the first big UK festival of the summer; it’s arguably one of the world’s greatest showcases for new music. From 18th to 20th May, 30+ venues across Brighton will be bustling with more than 450 emerging artists, and we’ll be careering between them to catch the best of them. Check out our must-watch list, and delve deeper into that impressive line-up below.

Top picks

Big names

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More from the line-up

  • Ásgeir

    Interview

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    I put too much pressure on myself, spending 10 hours a day for many months just forcing songs out.

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  • Dagny

    Interview

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    I’m such a champion of people following their gut... It sounds like such a cliché, but staying true to yourself really is important.

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  • Douglas Dare

    Interview

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    It was one of those moments where I couldn’t believe anything around me anymore. I didn’t know who to trust.

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  • Denai Moore

    Interview

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    I want to look back on this album in five years time as something that represented that chapter of my life.

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  • Marika Hackman

    Interview

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    This industry is such a machine, just churning out stuff... I think we need artists to be allowed time.

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