The Great Escape is returning next year, with the festival taking place in over 30 venues across Brighton.

The huge event will take place from 12 to 15 May 2021 and will be a 15th birthday edition of the festival.

Come 2021, The Great Escape will once again introduce a cutting-edge line up of both brand new and established artists from all over the world to celebrate new music discovery. Tomorrow (14 July 2021) a limited number of Early Bird Festival Tickets and Delegate Passes go on sale.

Kicking off the UK festival season, The Great Escape transforms the bustling seaside town of Brighton & Hove into a new music mecca for more than 450 artists. The Great escape expects to welcome 16,500 festival-goers and 4,000 international music industry delegates. Making the event one of the UK’s biggest music showcase. In addition to discovering the latest talent from across the genre spectrum, The Great Escape also programmes a series of conferences and conventions with key industry figures, featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities.

Rory Bett, CEO of MAMA Festivals shared, “We are absolutely delighted to be returning to the beautiful Brighton seaside to celebrate The Great Escape’s 15th birthday next year. Once again, we will be curating a line-up of the best in new music, and a conference schedule like no other. We look forward to welcoming back new and old fans alike to make our 2021 edition truly unforgettable!”

The Great Escape is renowned internationally as the very best place to discover new artists and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to play bigger venues and festivals later in the season. Previous TGE line ups have seen the likes of Stormzy, Lewis Capaldi, HAIM, Lizzo, Aitch, Idles, Little Simz, The 1975, Christine and The Queens, Skepta, Dave, Foals, Mura Masa and many more of today’s celebrated artists gracing intimate stages early on in their career, creating memorable moments for all in attendance.

A limited number of 3 day Early Bird Festival tickets are available to buy from just £70.00 from 9 am Tuesday 14 July 2020. A 3-day festival ticket gives you access to 30+ core venues and over 450+ new artists from Thursday 13 May – Saturday 15 May 2021, subject to each venues’ capacity.

Limited Early Bird Delegate Passes are available to buy from £180.00 from 9 am Tuesday 14 July 2020. A delegate pass gives you access to all conference activity from Wednesday 12 May – Saturday 15 May 2021 plus priority access to 30+ core venues and over 450+ new artists from Thursday 13 May – Saturday 15 May 2021, subject to each venues’ capacity. Please note, neither the Early Bird Festival ticket nor the delegate pass allows access to The Great Escape Spotlight Shows. Further information, as well as tickets and passes purchases, can be made at The Great Escape website here.