The Great Escape, taking place May 16th-18th, today announces a further 100 artists to complete the 2013 line-up. The programme is fit to burst with over 350 of the best upcoming bands currently making noise across the world, and TGE13 is getting re
Now the line-up is finalised, the time has come for festival-goers-to-be to plot which gigs they’d like to go to, by checking out the full festival schedule for 2013 which will go live at 10AM today at www.mamacolive.com/thegreatescape/
Rounding off the 2013 bill is a centennial list of bands ranging, in true TGE style, from lo-fi to hip-hop, from break beat to dub step, from dance hall to acid house and everything in between. Artists joining 16,000 festival-goers this May include; MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER with a set full of dreamy, psych-fuelled pop, Hackney hailing wordsmith MIKILL PANE, reinvented singer songwriter SKY FERREIRA along with soul from NATTY and lyrical tunes from NINA NESBITT. Internationally minded as ever, TGE13 showcases artists from over 30 countries, including The Hague’s SOUL SISTER DANCE REVOLUTION join British/Spanish outfit CRYSTAL FIGHTERS and Canadian indie rockers CURRENT SWELL.
The new acts announced today are as follows: ABSYNTHE MINDED / ALARM BELLS / ALIMENT / ANDREYA TRIANA / ARCHIPEL / ARLISSA / ARROWS OF LOVE / ARTHUR BEATRICE / AUFGANG / BEATAUCUE / BIRKIN JERSEY / BIPOLAR SUNSHINE / BIRD / BLEK / BOATS / BOMBAY SHOW PIG / BROTHER & BONES / C JOYNES / CHARLIE BOYER & THE VOYEURS / CHINA RATS / CHRIS LETCHER / CLEAN BANDIT / CRYSTAL FIGHTERS / CURRENT SWELL / CUT RIBBONS / DAMERELS / DEADBOY / DEAN MCPHEE / D E N A / DOM SERVINI / DROP OUT VENUS / EAMON MCGRATH / ELLE EYRE / EMBERS / ETTA BOND / FATHERSON / FAYE / FEAR OF MEN / FEATHERS / FENECH SOLAR / FENSTER / FILOSOFISCHE STILTE / FOE / GAVIN JAMES / GREAT CYNICS / GUARDS / HJALTALÍN / HK119 / HOLY ESQUE / HONEYBLOOD / IAN HELLIWELL / IN THE VALLEY BELOW / INSTRUMENTI / IYES / JACKMASTER / JEREMY LOOPS / / JEREMY NEIL / JOHN NEWMAN / KHUSHI / KID KARATE / KINNIE THE EXPLORER / KID WAVE / KNYTRO / LAUREN AQUILINA / LULS / MARQUES TOLIVER / MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBER / MIKE DIGNAM / MIKILL PANE / MILO GREEN / MISTY MILLER / MOKO / MT / NATTY / NINA NESBITT / NO / OF RUST AND BONE / OFEI / OQUADRO / OS NELSONS / OYAMA / POPE / POPSTRANGERS / PRATA VETRA / PYRAMID / RAINER / RED RIVER DIALECT / REDINHO / SEWARD / SHUYLER JANSEN / SIBILE / SINEAD HARNETT / THE SKINTS / SKY FERREIRA / SID BATHAM / SOPHIE / SOUL SISTER DANCE REVOLUTION / STRAW BEAR / SYMPHONIC PICTURES / THE ADELINES / THE DANCERS / THE FAMILY CHEESE / THE FAMILY RAIN / THE HEATWAVE WITH LADY CHANN / THE NEXT MEN / THE ORWELLLS / THE PENELOPES / THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT / THE WYTCHES / TOM PRIOR / TORUS / TOURIST / VONDELPARK / WASHINGTON IRVING / WHIRR / WILDFLOWERS / WOUNDS / YADI / YOUNG FATHERS / YOUNG HUSBAND
The full TGE13 line-up is available at http://mamacolive.com/thegreatescape/festival-line-up
Swapping the Baltic Sea for the English Channel in 2013 is the Adam Mickiewicz Institute from Poland who join TGE as our lead international partner. The Institute will present ‘Don’t Panic! We’re From Poland’ at the Dome Studio on Saturday 18th May featuring a line-up including PICTORIAL CANDI, BRODKA, TRES B and KAMP! They will be joining DANIEL DRUMZ, ENCHANTED HUNTERS, TEIELTE and THE KDMS who are also performing at the festival.
In addition to the above, we have once again travelled the world to handpick the best new international talent. We are proud to announce the full programme of international artists and showcases taking place at our 2013 event which can be found here: http://www.mamacolive.com/thegreatescape/
Made in Brighton
As the home of The Great Escape, we are proud to work with Made in Brighton to showcase local talent throughout the festival; with music from south coast-born artists including THE 80s MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER, TALL SHIPS and TOM ODELL to name a few.
The Alternative Escape
The Alternative Escape returns with a bang this year as we look to squeeze even more live music into your weekend, with more gigs, club nights and one off shows taking place across an additional 15+ venues, all of which you can access with your TGE wristband. For access to full listings and line-up information please visit http://mamacolive.com/thegreatescape/the-alternative-escape or follow @TAE_mama on Twitter for updates.
More than music
We are excited to welcome Red Bull Music Academy to the stage at The Great Escape for the first time this year. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, RBMA has proven to be one of the longest standing platforms for nurturing new artists in music, showcasing an annual series of workshops and international festival stages that have produced some of the most forward-thinking and influential acts of recent years. Red Bull Music Academy will take over Concorde 2 on Saturday 17th May with David Ram Jam Rodigan MBE, Toddla T Sound and some very exciting special guests.
We're also delighted to celebrate the second anniversary of VEVO at TGE, who have once again teamed up with Lynx to champion the unique energy of festival performances from the best emerging musical talent. VEVO in partnership with Lynx will launch their 2013 Summer>Six activity with a fantastic line-up of mesmerising main stage live performances at The Warren, as well as exclusive daytime acoustic performances and artist interviews in a unique garden setting.