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The Great Escape Festival returns to Brighton in May 2021 to once again showcase the best in the UK’s underground music scene inside the city’s music venues, theatres, pubs, bars and street corners.

Curating a lineup filled with unsigned and underground artists from across the genre spectrum, The Great Escape Festival is the perfect chance for astute music fans to keep their finger on the pulse of the changing musical landscape and hear the best new talent before anyone else.

In addition to its lineup of rock, indie, hip-hop, grime and electronic starlets, The Great Escape Festival also programmes a series of conferences and conventions with key industry figures, such as brands and labels.

The festival takes over Brighton for the weekend, as venues across the city play host to events of all sizes, in dedicated venues such as the iconic Brighton Dome, pubs and bars, and pop-up stages across the city streets.

The Great Escape Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Tickets remain valid for the 2021 edition. You can read the full statement from the festival here

The Great Escape Festival 2019 Highlights

The Great Escape 2021 Lineup

220 Kid / Aaron Smith / Alex Amor / AMA / Another Michael / Arlo Parks / Baby Queens / Bad Boy Chiller Crew / Berwyn / Blu DeTiger / Bob Vylan / Bree Runway / Che Lingo / Chubby & The Gang / CMAT / Cole LC / Denise Chaila / Emma-Jean Thackray / Gabe Coulter / Geese / Genn / Holly Humberstone / Joey Maxwell / Juice Menace / KennyHoopla / Lizzie Reid / Luz / Mae Muller / Matilda Mann / MICHELLE / Molchat Doma / NewDad / Niko B / Olivia Dean / Oscar Lang / Pa Salieu / Peach Tree Rascals / Pip Millett / Porij / Poutyface / R.A.E / Remi Wolf / Skullcrusher / Tayo Sound / The Magic Gang / Tiagz / Thomas Headon / Voodoos / Walt Disco
+ more artists to be announced

The Great Escape 2021 Tickets

Early Bird Tickets at £70.00 (€76.79) and Delegate Passes at £180.00 (€197.49) are on sale:


The city of Brighton offers a wide range of accommodation options. Book your stay for The Great Escape Festival using the map below or visit booking.com

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Brighton is easily accessible by train from across the UK. Most routes will take you via either London or Southampton.


London Gatwick is the closest airport, trains regularly run from Gatwick to Brighton, taking around half an hour.

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