The Great Escape Festival adds 100+ more names to this year's lineup

Written by frtyfve Team

With just under two months to go until The Great Escape Festival 2018, 100+ more emerging artists have been added to the lineup.

The Great Escape (TGE) is set to take over the whole of Brighton between 17th-19th May and will feature some of the most exciting new artists and industry speakers. Last week, we reported that Instrumental CEO Conrad Withey has been announced to talk at the AI conference. The AI Conference will feature discussions and talks focussing on the use of artificial intelligence to improve music industry processes.

Conrad will be showcasing Instrumental’s TalentAI platform and be illustrating how AI can solve the problem of artist and track scouting in a streaming world. Using online music scouting platform, TalentAI, we thought we’d pick out a few of TGE’s new additions to illustrate the vast pool of talent on offer at the festival.

Joining TGE’s lineup is ALMA, who enjoyed a significant breakthrough last year after featuring on Charli XCX’s single 'Out Of My Head', which has picked up a whopping 27 million streams. The Finnish star is currently enjoying a Spotify playlist following of over 38 million and a direct following of 62,000 (TalentAI).

Northern Irish singer-songwriter Lilla Vargen also joins the lineup. Her name translates as Little Wolf in Swedish, a name which captures the vulnerability in her stunningly honest lovelorn songs. Her latest single ‘Believe Me’ has picked up over 500,000 streams in under a month and has pushed her total playlist following to 4,585,530 (TalentAI).

With features on Indie Roadtrip, Feel-Good Indie Rock and The Indie List playlists, Leeds based indie band Marsicans are beginning to pick up traction on Spotify, as well as on the road. Their exciting live sets have earnt them a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting upcoming bands. With over 110,000 monthly listeners and over 1.46m playlist followers, Marsicans play TGE after completing their UK headline tour (TalentAI).

Please see the full list of lineup additions below and check out the announcement playlist:

3RD LINE BUTTERFLY / 47 SOUL / A FESTIVAL, A PARADE / Æ MAK / AERIS ROVES / AK/DK / ABQ / ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS / ALMA / AMAROUN / APRE / ARI ROAR / ART SCHOOL GIRLFRIEND / BC CAMPLIGHT / BENIN CITY / BLACK FUTURES / BLACK MIDI / BLANCO WHITE / BLIND BUTCHER / BLOSSOM CALDARONE / BRIGITTE LAVERNE / BROOKE BENTHAM / BRUNO MAJOR / BÜLOW / CARI CARI / CASSIA / CHE LINGO / COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5 / CREWEL INTENTIONS / DAY FLY / DECLAN J DONOVAN / DEEP THROAT CHOIR / DELGRES / DELILAH MONTAGU / DIDIRRI / ECCA VANDAL / FABRIZIO CAMMARATA / FOREVER CULT / FRANC MOODY / GENTLE STRANGER / GIDEÖN / GINGER SNAPS / GIZMO VARILLAS / HAIKU HANDS / HAMMER / HANGMANS CHAIR / HARVEY CAUSON / HATIS NOIT / HELLO PIEDPIPER / HÖGNI / HOMEBOUND / HOWL AND THE HUM / HUSKY LOOPS / ILGEN-NUR / JACK RIVER / JANICE / JIMOTHY LACOSTE / K TRAP / KIRKE KARJA SOLO / KOJEY RADICAL / LADY BIRD / LE BOOM / LILLA VARGEN / LILY MOORE / LITTLE DESTROYER / LOTTO BOYZZ / LUKE MARZEC / LUNA BAY / MADDY STORM / MALENA ZAVALA / MARSICANS / MAX FROST / MELLAH / MILK TEETH / MR BONGO X DISCOJUICE / MS BANKS / MURPHY / NANA ADJOA / NIA WYN / NINA NESBITT / NOBLE JACKS / ODETTE / ORCHARDS / PALE SEAS / PIP BLOM / PLAZA / POLO / PRETTY VICIOUS / PUPPY / PVMNTS / QUEEN ZEE / RINA SAWAYAMA / ROSS FROM FRIENDS (LIVE) / RUTHANNE / SCUFFLE / SELF ESTEEM / SHADOWPARTY / SIMONE TANG / SOHAM DE / STEVIE APPLETON / SUN ACARNA / SUPERPARKA / SUSPECT / SWIMMING GIRLS / TELEMAN / TEN FÉ / THE BEAT ESCAPE / THE ESKIES / THE GARRYS / THE GENTLE GOOD / THE GO! TEAM / THE RHYTHM METHOD / THE TESKEY BROTHERS / TRIXIE WHITLEY / VERONICA FUSARO / WHITE ROOM / WHYTE HORSES / XAVIER DARCY / YUSUFLA

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