The Great Escape 2014

We are very pleased to reveal the first 100 artists confirmed for TGE 2014, including the Saturday night billing here at Brighton Dome.

For the 9th year TGE will be opening the UK festival season, showcasing 400 of the best emerging international artists in Brighton. Here's a little taster:

Amongst the first to join the eclectic TGE14 line-up is the one and only Kelis, who will deliver an original show to audiences at Brighton Dome on Sat 10 May. Having spent years dominating the UK and US charts alike with her always unique outlook, Kelis shifted seamlessly in to dance and electronic music with critically acclaimed 2010 release Acapella. Now, with her highly anticipated sixth studio album Food dropping in April, it will be an early opportunity to witness Kelis’ next reincarnation. This show will be supported by Brit Award Nominee Ella Eyre.

The first 100 artists confirmed for the core programme includes; hypnotic beat making collective Jungle, self-titled Steak and Kidney Pop star Chloe Howl, as well Brighton’s own home-grown rock’n’roll duo Royal Blood and new benchmark for Pop music Charli XCX. Also joining the line-up is atmospheric 3-piece Blaenavon, gifted story spinning slacker Courtney Barnett, new surf grunge kids on the block Dune Rats as well as disillusioned outsiders Fat White Family who will bring total intoxicating aberrance to the seaside.

TGE is also delighted to welcome Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Satellite Stories, Sin Cos Tan and The Scenes as part of the lead International partnership with Music Finland, who will present a standalone showcase at this year’s festival.

Expect spectacular sounds from emerging international artists including:

Amber Run / Andy Shauf / Arc Iris / Arthur Beatrice / As Animals / Autobahn / Baby in Vain / Baby Strange / Beard of Wolves / Beautiful Boy / Benjamin Clementine / Black City Lights / Blaenavon / Broken Twin / Charli XCX/ Cherub / Chlöe Howl / Circa Waves / Cleo T / Courtney Barnett / D/C / Dark for Dark / Darlia / Denai Moore / Dive In / Dolomite Minor / Doom Squad / Douglas Dare / Dune Rats / Ella Eyre*/ Erotic Market / Fabienne / Fat White Family / Female Smell / Femme / Flux Pavilion Live / Flyte / FTSE / Future Islands / Fyfe / Gianna Lauren / Ginger and the Ghost / Glory Glory / Hannah Georgas / Hermitude / Holy Strays / HSY/ Human Pyramids / Jaakko Eino Kalevi / Jay Arner / Jeremiah Jae / Jeremy Neale / Jungle / Kelis*/ Labyrinth Ear / Leon T Pearl / Lonely the Rave / Lovepark / Major Leagues / Marika Hackman / Matthew and the Atlas / Max Marshall / Mickey Lightfoot / Money for Rope / New Desert Blues / Oliver Wilde / Orval Carlos Sibelius / Oy / Pawws / Phox / Powder Blue / Rejjie Snow / Rosie Lowe / Royal Blood / Russian Red / Saint Raymond / Samaris / Satellite Stories / September Girls / Shopping / Shy Nature / Sin Cos Tan / Slaves / Stubborn Heart / Sundara Karma / The Bony King of Nowhere / The Creases / The Crooked Brothers / The Darlingtons / The Oscillation / The Scenes / Theo Verney / Tove Lo / Traams / Traumahelikopter / Travis Bretzer / Wet / White Lung / Wilsen / Womans Hour / Young Summer / Youth Man / Yumi and the Weather

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