First 50 acts revealed for The Great Escape 2017

TGE 2017

Rag N Bone Man, Cabbage, L.A. Salami and Goat Girl are among the first wave of acts to be announced for The Great Escape 2017.

Rag N Bone Man heads up the first Spotlight Show, having already played at the Brighton musical bonanza for the past two years.

Also joining the line-up from 18 to 20 May will be post-punk quartet Goat Girl, soulful RnB artist Ray BLK, who recently collaborated with grime heavyweight Stormzy, and urban folkster L.A. Salami.

Post-punk Mancunians Cabbage and South London mods Shame are also among those slated to play.

For the first time, all festival goers will have the opportunity to access Spotlight Shows for free without needing to buy a top-up ticket.

Any ticket buyers interested in attending a Spotlight Show will have the chance to register their interest via a pre-registration page. All those who sign-up will then receive a message the day before the show with instructions on where they can pick up tickets in Brighton on a first come, first served basis.

Young Adult tickets will be available once again, giving 16 and 17 year olds the chance to experience the festival.

New to 2017, The Great Escape will be launching a deposit scheme for festival tickets, allowing three-day tickets to be secured for an initial payment of £30.

Kevin Moore, The Great Escape event manager, said: ‘The Great Escape continues to break the mould and here we come again with the first fifty bands confirmed to play in 2017 that demonstrate what a unique and diverse festival we are.

‘We’re truly delighted to welcome Rag N Bone back to the event for our first Spotlight Show, it’s going to be an incredible homecoming performance. It’s our mission to give everyone the opportunity to discover their new favourite artist and with the introduction of our festival ticket deposit scheme, as well as the return of our Young Adult tickets for those aged 16 and 17, the festival is more accessible than ever before. Roll on May!’

Watch Rag N Bone Man performing live at the PRS for Music Presents event earlier this year:

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