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2020 will see The Great Escape Festival celebrate its fifteenth year, the new music focussed weekender hosting an eclectic line-up, covering a huge range of sounds and styles across Brighton from 13 – 16 May 2020.
The festival have confirmed that Hayley Williams will perform as part of the event. Rising to fame as the vocalist of globally renowned band Paramore, Williams released her debut solo EP Petals For Armor at the start of the year, including lead single Simmer.
Williams joins an ever-growing line-up set to welcome the likes of rising British rapper Aitch, the Charli XCX endorsed alternative-pop outfit Nasty Cherry, Irish punk-rockers Fontaines D.C., South London singer Arlo Parks, stateside singer and rapper Ashnikko, alternative rockers Demob Happy, hardcore punks Svalbard, UK rap crew House Of Pharaohs, and Blackpool’s Strange Bones, among many others.
Los Angeles pop-rockers Best Coast are also set to perform over the weekend, fresh from the release of their latest album Always Tomorrow.
Additionally, this year’s The Great Escape will see Live Nation debut their new music initiative Next From Nashville, supporting some of the best emerging new acts from Music City. Set to perform are Blanco Brown, Danielle Bradbery and The Sisterhood.
Check out the line-up as it stands below.
The festival runs from 13 – 16 May 2020 in Brighton, taking over 30+ venues all within walking distance from each other. Organisers have also revealed the line-up for The Road To The Great Escape, bringing a select group of artists to Glasgow and Dublin ahead of the Brighton main event.
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: