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The Great Escape Festival returns to Brighton in 2020

Here's what fans need to know about the new music showcase festival.

The Great Escape have announced their first spotlight show at 2020’s festival will be headlined by Manchester rapper Aitch.

The 19-year-old has been racking up millions of streams with his second EP AitcH2O, featuring the No.1 single Taste (Make It Shake), and will take to the stage at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Saturday 16 May 2020.

The upcoming musician was also recently named in Ticketmaster’s New For 2020 list

Aitch comments: “Can’t wait to play TGE this year. Last year was fun and to be headlining this year will be even better. See you there”.

Tickets for the spotlight show are available now.

2020 will see The Great Escape Festival celebrate its fifteenth year. The new music focussed weekender hosts an eclectic line-up, covering a huge range of sounds and styles.

The festival runs from 13 – 16 May 2020 in Brighton, taking over 30+ venues all within walking distance from each other.

Last month the festival added artists Evie Irie, Jada, BENEE, Aaron Smith. Baker Boy, JAY1, Odunsi (The Engine) and Velvet Negroni to their line-up.

Indie fans can look forward to seeing artists such as Larry Pink The Human, Sinead O’Brien, Angelica Garcia, Public Practice and Phoebe Green over the weekend.

Mercury Prize nominees GoGo Penguin are also set to appear.

Check out our galleries from 2019’s edition featuring The Snuts, Mosa Wild, APRE, Confidence Man and more here and here


Here’s the full The Great Escape 2020 line-up so far:

Spotlight shows 

Saturday 16 May 2020 

  • Aitch

Appearing over the weekend 

  • Aaron Smith
  • Amber Van Day
  • Angelica Garcia
  • AVAERA
  • Baker Boy
  • Balming Tiger
  • Benee
  • Boy Scouts
  • Cholobocop
  • Do Nothing
  • Evie Irie
  • Full Colour
  • Girls In Synthesis
  • Gogo Penguin
  • Grace Ives
  • Hana Vu
  • House Of Pharaohs
  • Jada
  • Jay1
  • John
  • Joseph Lawrence & The Garden
  • Knucks
  • Larry Pink The Human
  • LayFullstop
  • Lazarus Kane
  • Lucy Lu
  • Lunch Money Life
  • Master Peace
  • Molly Payton
  • Moyka
  • Mysie
  • Nardeydey
  • Noisy
  • Odunsi (The Engine)
  • Oscar Lang
  • Phoebe Green
  • Public Practice
  • Sarathy Korwar
  • Sassy 009
  • Silverbacks
  • Sinead O’Brien
  • Somebody’s Child
  • Sons Of Raphael
  • Teks Sinatra
  • The Cool Greenhouse
  • Tragic Sasha
  • Velvet Negroni
  • Wargasm
  • Weird Milk
  • Yellowstraps

Tickets for The Great Escape Festival 2020, including Aitch’s spotlight headline show are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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