It's gonna be May. JT jokes aside (and no, he's not performing) we all know that the due date happens to be May 8-10th for one of the best in upcoming music festivals this side of the equator, but who on earth will be gracing our lugholes with some sweet international sounds? Set to instil our musical membranes with another bought of top tier musicians for the 9th year running, The Great Escape unveiled news of the first 100 acts set to perform at this year's weekend whimsy of music; Oh and here's a clue, they're freakin' fabulous. 

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The Great Escape revealed the first 100 musicians set to perform at this year's weekend festival to an expectant crowd. 

Now then, enough wittering, onto the line-up. It seems as though her milkshake could soon bring her entourage to our Brighton yard as Kelis was announced as one of first acts to be seen at this year's Great Escape, alongside darling up and comer Chloe Howl, the ethereal Blaenavon and the boisterous beats of Jungle.

The initial acts announced for TGE14 also include:

  • Marika Hackman
  • Andy Shauf
  • Matthew and the Atlas
  • Fat White Family
  • Youth Man
  • Darlia
  • Charli XCX
  • and many, many more.

Stay hot on our tail this TGE14 season as we plan to bring you our pick of the very best in upcoming events, shows and musicians gracing some of the best in Brighton stages.