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11 Artists Playing The Great Escape Festival That You Need To Know About

Discover the next Sam Smith.

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The Great Escape is a festival for new music that takes place in Brighton, UK. It's basically SXSW but by the seaside. Artists who have played in recent years include Clean Bandit, Tove Lo, Sam Smith, The 1975, Iggy Azalea, HAIM and many more.

Here's 11 artists that are set to shine at this years festival.

M.O

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Who are they?

About to become the biggest girl group in the UK. Their latest single ‘Preach’ is a proper pop banger. 



For fans of.

Little Mix, Girls Aloud
, G.R.L

Find them at.

https://www.facebook.com/officialmomusic

Nothing But Thieves

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Who are they?

Indie rock band from Southend. The group have been getting a lot of Radio 1 support in recent months. 



For fans of.

Royal Blood, Young Guns, Canterbury

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https://www.facebook.com/NothingButThieves

Lonely The Brave

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Who are they?

Self described as “doom-pop”, the Cambridge bands hotly anticipated new album comes out in June.



For fans of.

Royal Blood, Don Broco, Twin Atlantic


Find them at.

https://www.facebook.com/LonelyTheBrave

Fickle Friends

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Who are they?

80s new wave pop loveliness from Brighton. Will make you wish you were drinking a cocktail on a Miami beach.





For fans of.

Chvrches, Years & Years, the '80s

Find them at.

https://www.facebook.com/FickleFriends

Broods

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Who are they?

New Zealand pop duo. Their debut album Evergreen topped the charts in their home country last year. 



For fans of.

HAERTS, Bleachers, Lorde

Find them at.

https://www.facebook.com/broodsmusic

Skepta

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Who are they?

London Grime artist. Best known for his single ‘That’s Not Me’. Kanye is a big fan. 



For fans of.

Wiley, JME, Lethal Bizzle

Find them at.

https://www.facebook.com/SkeptaOfficial

RHODES

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Who are they?

Ridiculously talented singer-songwriter. Has toured with the likes of London Grammar and Sam Smith. 



For fans of.

Sam Smith, SOAK, George Ezra

Find them at.

https://www.facebook.com/rhodesmusicuk

Allusondrugs

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Who are they?

Grunge pop from Leeds. Supported Enter Shikari on tour earlier this year.



For fans of.

Pulled Apart By Horses, DINOSAUR PILE UP

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https://www.facebook.com/Allusondrugs

LION BABE

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Who are they?

Pharrell approved ultra cool NYC experimental soul duo. 



For fans of.

MNEK, Kelela, Seinabo Sey

Find them at.

https://www.facebook.com/lionbabemusic

Creeper

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Who are they?

Gothic punk rock from Southampton who are tipped for big things. Kerrang gave their debut self-titled a 4 K rating. 



For fans of.

AFI, The Computers, Gnarwolves

Find them at.

https://www.facebook.com/creepercult

HONNE

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Who are they?

Futuristic soul duo. They describe their music as “serious baby making sounds”.



For fans of.

James Blake, Frank Ocean

Find them at.

https://www.facebook.com/hellohonne

Check out the full line-up here and let me know who I've missed out!

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