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The Great Escape reveals first wave of 2018 acts

Pale Waves, Girlhood and FEET all added to the bill.

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The Great Escape will be back in 2018 and has revealed part of its line-up. The internationally renowned festival, which breaks the best and brightest new talent also serves as a industry hotbed for music networking is raising the bar yet again.

Not one but two MOBO nominated headliners have been announced as very special guests and are set to play at the Brighton Dome. One of Birmingham’s biggest rappers, MIST is making waves with his honest and thoughtful lyrics, sell-out UK tour and millions of YouTube views. Also joining the bill is North London MC MoStack, whose catchy hooks and Afrotrap sound have been gaining him attention and have led to collaborations with some of the biggest UK rap artists on the scene including Krept N Konan, J Hus and Dave.

Mist commented about the announcement: “I’m excited to play at The Great Escape It’s gonna be a madness! Me and MoStack gonna shut the place down. Gang Business”

MoStack added: “Had such a sick time last year, happy to be coming back to the festival that supports new acts”

Mama Festivals CEO, Rory Bett comments: “The Great Escape is all about championing and celebrating new music and next year we have such an exciting selection of new artists across every music genre to engage with. In our 13th year we are completely focussed on delivering another programme that wholly embodies this ethos, and today we announce the latest helping of the very best emerging talent from around the world plus 2 outstanding spotlight show stoppers.”

The Great Escape 2018 acts already confirmed are below:

Áine Cahill / Ama Lou / Awate / Bad Gyal / Benny Mails / City Calm Down / Coin / Dan Stock / Denzel Himself / Dream State / Ebenezer / Feet / Freak / Fred Well / Girlhood / Grace Carter / Hak Baker / Hotel Lux / Hunter & The Bear / Jerry Williams / Joy Crookes / Katie Von Schleicher / King Nun / Kops / Lewis Capaldi / Love Ssega / Maisie Peters / Mansionair / Mikaela Davis / M.I.L.K / Mist / Moncrieff / Mostack / Naaz / Pale Waves / Partner / Pitou / Promiseland / Ruby Empress / S4u / Sam Fender / Say Sue Me / Sports Team / Stella Donnelly / Stereo Honey / Tamino / Ten Tonnes / The Ninth Wave / The Orielles / Valeras / Wild Front

The Great Escape 2018 will take place in Brighton between 17th and 19th May. 

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