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Festival Guide: The Great Escape 2019

Everything you need to know about the May weekender dedicated to new music...

Bringing together the two best words that begin with the letter b – beaches and bands, The Great Escape has been taking place for over ten years and is back again this May. A highlight of the year for those who love and work in music, the festival gives you the chance to see the next big thing before anyone else. TGE alumni include Adele, Royal Blood, The Maccabees, The 1975, Skepta, HAIM, Disclosure, The XX, Lewis Capaldi and Jack Garrett. 

Here is what you need to know.

What’s The Great Escape then?

The festival is focused on up and coming music and takes place from Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 May 2019. The festival takes place in over 30+ venues all within walking distance of each other in the coastal town of Brighton.

Over the weekend over 450 bands will play. Alongside the gigs is the convention where panels, debates, keynote speeches and networking sessions all take place, run by and attended by some of the most influential people in the UK music industry. 

Check out the highlights from last year below: 

Where’s it happening?

Brighton! The city is home to some absolutely cracking venues and your wristband will get you into every show. (Except the Spotlight gigs, they require a top-up ticket). The much loved “The Beach” a 2000 capacity “The Beach” festival site created on Brighton beach returns for 2019! 

The best way to get there is by train, which takes about 50 minutes from Clapham Junction.

Who’s playing?

Some absolutely cracking new talent! Here are three hot tips from Team TicketWeb. 

North East pop star L Devine 

Irish punk rockers The Murder Capital 

Upcoming indie rockers Mosa Wild 

And 450 of the most hyped brand new artists from all four corners of the globe. 

Our pals at Ticketmaster New Music host two stages at this year’s festival with new acts such as Confidence Man, APRE, Tim Atlas and more performing. Find out more HERE

Check out the full line up HERE 

I want in! The Great Escape sounds brilliant and I want a ticket.

You’re in luck! Limited tickets remain through TicketWeb 

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