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Great Escape announced first 50 acts

By | Published on Monday 28 November 2016

Rag N Bone Man

The Great Escape last week announced the first 50 acts on its line-up for next year’s festival, following the First Fifty season of shows in East London which showcase some of those acts for the super-eager crowd.

Also announced were details of the first of 2017’s ‘Spotlight Shows’, the bigger gigs within the TGE programme. Rag N Bone Man will headline that show at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall. Standalone tickets will be available to the Spotlight Shows as normal, though for the first time TGE wristband holders will be able to gain access without buying a top-up ticket, with spaces available to festival-goers on a first come, first served basis.

The festival has also announced a new deposit scheme for three-day festival tickets, allowing people to spread the cost over time, starting with a £30 deposit.

“TGE continues to break the mould and here we come again with the first 50 bands confirmed to play in 2017 that demonstrate what a unique and diverse festival we are”, says Event Manager Kevin Moore.

“We’re truly delighted to welcome Rag N Bone back to the event for our first Spotlight Show, it’s going to be an incredible homecoming performance. It’s our mission to give everyone the opportunity to discover their new favourite artist and with the introduction of our festival ticket deposit scheme, as well as the return of our young adult tickets for those aged sixteen and seventeen, the festival is more accessible than ever before. Roll on May!”

Those first 50 acts, in alphabetical order, are: Abattoir Blues, Alma, Anna Straker, Be Charlotte, Brian Deady, Cabbage, Carys Selvey, Casi, Cherry Glazerr, Croox, Drones Club, Eat Fast, Fil Bo Riva, Goat Girl, Gold Class, Gothic Tropic, Gurr, Hannah Georgas, Husky Loops, Ider, Indigo Husk, Jacques, James Hersey, Jameszoo, Klangstof, LA Salami, Lowell, Marthagunn, Matt Maeson, Middle Kids, Miles From Kinshasa, Moses, Nilüfer Yanya, Plaitum, Poté, Rag N bone Man, Ray Blk, Saint Phnx, Sarathy Korwar, Shame, Shells, Shitkid, Sigrid, Skott, Sløtface, Sophie Hunger, Sturla Atlas, The Age Of LUNA, The Moonlandingz, Tigertown and Yonaka.

As well as all the bands, of course, industry delegates will also be able to attend the CMU Insights Conference that sits at the heart of the TGE convention programme. Four conferences in one, we’ll be revealing details of the four big themes being explored in 2017 very soon, so stay tuned for that, or just assume (correctly) that it’ll all be great and buy your delegates pass now while the early bird rate still applies.

And here’s a little film of last year’s festival for you to enjoy too: