Organisers of The Great Escape, May 8th-10th 2014, announce a further 150 artists set to perform at this year's event. Now in its 9th year and firmly established as Europe's leading festival for new music, some 18,000 attendees will once again bear witness to atmospheric sets in the 35+ venues across Brighton, knowing that The Great Escape is the best opportunity to catch upcoming artists in inimitably intimate spaces.
Devoted to delivering a line-up that justifies the festival's reputation as a mecca for emerging talent and future sounds, today's additions include 2013 Mercury Prize nominee Jon Hopkins, London's R&B phenomenon Joel Compass and Strokes' guitarist gone solo ALBERT HAMMOND, JR. Left field rap collective Ratking and resoundingly soulful Hozier also join the bill, along with indie Brooklyn trio Augustines and folk outfit Dry the River.
Aiming to truly represent the full spectrum of emerging talent in contemporary music, BBC Sound of 2014 nominated George Ezra will perform; Elsewhere, JIMI GOODWIN, frontman of Doves, who has been musically mutating for over 15 years, will take to one of the festival's stages. Behind-the-scenes songwriter/producer MNEK, whose debut single is due this spring, electronica craftsman East India Youth and Canada's Kiesza, currently tearing up the electro-pop dance scene, also join the line-up today.
Critically acclaimed four piece Wild Beasts*, who yesterday released their highly anticipated fourth studio album 'Present Tense', with support from the uncompromising These New Puritans* and enigmatic alt-pop ensemble ADULT JAZZ* are confirmed to play Friday night's Brighton Dome show. The Great Escape are also delighted to announce WAR CHILD, the organisation that protects children living in the world's most dangerous warzones, as lead charity partner for 2014. Together, TGE and War Child will host this musical triptych with £1.00 of every ticket to this show sold donated to War Child.
Jim Benner, Deputy Director of Music & Entertainment, of War Child said: "War Child believe in the power of music which helps us engage people in the vital work that we do, and has raised the money to help children whose lives have been torn apart by war. That belief in the unique power of music is why we are proud to be associated with The Great Escape Festival - a brilliant showcase for the best emerging musical talent from around the world."
Kat Morris, Festival Director, added, "We're truly thrilled The Great Escape and War Child will be working together at this year's event. The incredible, worldwide outreach work that War Child does is indispensable and hopefully, with The Great Escape's support, we can help to amplify their message.'
The full list of artists added to the TGE14 line-up today:
A Plastic Rose / Adult Jazz* / Afterpartees / Ages and Ages / Aisha Orazbayeva / Albert Hammond, Jr. / Alec Benjamin / All We Are / Angel At My Table / Anna Meredith / Ásgeir / Augustines / Azekel / Barbarossa / Bat And Ball / Bear Hands / Beaty Heart / Best Friends / Big Sixes / Big Ups / Blessa / Bloody Knees / Bokka / Boy Jumps Ship / Brawlers / Bridie Jackson And The Arbour / Bryce Hackford / Casual Sex / Cats On Trees / Champs / Cheerleader / Coasts / Death At Sea / Deathcrush / Dry The River / East India Youth / Eaves / Electric Eye / Elli Ingram / Emilie Nicholas / Eva Stone / Eyedress / Famy / Fé / Fickle Friends / Frank Hamilton / French For Rabbits / Gallery Circus / Gambles / Generate / George Barnett / George Ezra / Girl Band / Glass Owls / Gnarwolves / Go Wolf / Gorgon City / Grand Analog / Gdrtmdlen / Harleighblu / Hawk House / Hero Fisher / Hey Rosetta! / Hozier / Hudson Taylor / James Bay / Jamie Isaac / Jaws / Jimi Goodwin / Joel Baker / Joel Compass / Jon Hopkins / Kan Wakan / Kiesza / Kit / Kyan / Lake Street Dive / Laura Welsh / Lazytalk / Le Vasco / Let The Machines Do The Work / Little Matador / Lizzo / Louis Aguilar And The Crocodile Tears / Love Zombies / Lyger / Lyla Foy / Mighty Oaks / Milky Chance / Mirel Wagner / Mirror Signal / Mnek / Moodoïd / Neøv / Nothing But Thieves / Oliver Coates / Only Rivals / Pablo Nouvelle / Patten / Phantogram / Phoria / Port Isla / Ps I Love You / Pup / Rae Morris / Rah Rah / Raleigh Ritchie / Ratking / Rebeka / Rm Hubbert / Ryan Vail / Sam Fender / Say Lou Lou / Sea Change / Sean Mcgowan / Shiny Darkly / Sivu / Solids / Southern / Spring King / Stonefield / Sun Glitters / Suvi / Syd Arthur / Taymir / Telegram / Tennis / The Bohicas / The Clameens / The Districts / The Dumplings / The John Steel Singers / The Neighbourhood / The New Tigers / The People The Poet / The Trouble With Templeton / These New Puritans* / Thomas Azier / Tigertown / Tristesse Contemporaine / Trust / Unknwn / Von Hertzen Brothers / We Were Evergreen / Weed / Wild Beasts* / Wild Cub / Wonder Villains / Years And Years