Get stuck into our playlist for this year’s The Great Escape Festival…

It’s officially festival announcement season. Our inboxes are inundated with freshly announced line-ups for a summer that we wish would arrive sooner. And there’s nothing that kicks off festival season quite like a few (sunny, we hope) days in Brighton for The Great Escape. The festival takes place from 9th to 11th May across various venues in Brighton, and we’re delighted to be partnering with them once again for 2019. 2018 was glorious and sun-kissed, check the highlights below:

Amongst the first names to be announced were two of our New Sounds 2019 stars, Self Esteem and Kwengface, as well as Connie Constance who was amongst our 2018 New Sounds choices.

Today’s announcement brings a fresh slew of 100 names including grime’s golden boy AJ Tracey, the effervescent Mykki Blanco, Yves Tumor – responsible for one of 2018’s best albums – rising R&B star Greentea Peng, and a highly anticipated high octane show from The Mauskovic Dance Band.

With such a hot bed of talent, we thought we’d put it altogether in a Spotify playlist below. We’ll keep updating as the line-up grows so keep checking back!


The Great Escape takes place across various Brighton venues from 9th to 11th May.