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The Great Escape 2020 Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Lindsey Byrnes

The Great Escape has been cancelled for 2020.

The Brighton festival was set to return this spring to host more than 450 up-and-coming artists over three days and across multiple live music venues and outdoor stages, but has had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. View the full statement from organisers below. 

What? Discover your new favourite emerging artists as you wander through the Brighton streets, soaking up the cultural history.

Where? Various venues in Brighton.

When? May 13 - 16, 2020 - CANCELLED.

Who? Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams (pictured) was the latest name to be confirmed for the line up. She was due to headline the Beach on May 15, showcasing material from her upcoming debut solo album 'Petals For Armor'.

She joined the previously announced Ghostpoet, Aitch, GoGo Penguin, JAY1, Fontaines D.C., Best Coast, Tim Burgess, Velvet Negroni, Evie Irie, Angelica Garcia, Baker Boy, Sinead O’Brien, Odunsi (the Engine), Larry Pink The Human, Public Practice, Jada, BENEE, Phoebe Green, Aaron Smith, JOHN, Weird Milk, Sarathy Korwar, Chlobocop, Layfullstop, Mysie, Oscar Lang, Molly Payton, Somebody's Child, Amber Van Day, Lazarus Kane, Wargasm, Full Colour, Master Peace, Tragic Sasha, Silverbacks, Avaera, Sons Of Raphael, Noisy, Boy Scouts, Nardeydey, Hana Vu, Do Nothing, Girls In Synthesis, the Cool Greenhouse, Sassy 009, Lucy Lu, Moyka, Joseph Lawrence and the Garden, Yellowstraps, Grace Ives, House Of Pharoahs, Knucks, Ayo Britain, Dorian Electra, Arlo Parks, Nayana Iz, Kokoko! and Bessie Turner, the Jezabels' singer Hayley Mary, Bree Runway, Gang Of Youths, 404, Akiko Haruna, Alesia Lani, Alfie Templeman, Altamesa, Altin Gün, Alyona Alyona, An Alien Called Harmony, Anne Müller, Arxx, Ashnikko, Baby Brave, Babyjake, Bambara, Batu, Beatrich, Birthh, Blanco Brown, Blooms Corda, Camilla Sparksss, Caroline Rose,Chanka 陳嘉, Charlotte, Chef’special, Chiiild, Chubby and the Gang, Conchúr White, Conrad, Danielle Bradbery, Daughters Of Reykjavík, Deep Tan, Delaire the Liar, Demi Marriner, Demob Happy, Devin Dawson, Disq, Dj Plead, Dream Nails, Ego Ella May, Egyptian Blue, Elephant Tree, Fauzia, Foex & Paulopulus, Forest Law, Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn, Friedberg, Gaidaa, Ghostly Kisses, Good Wilson, Gracie Abrams, Hardwicke Circus, Haunt The Woods, Hmd, Hunger Moon, I-sha, Iman Houssein, Indigos, Ivy Flindt, Joe Armon-jones, Josiah and the Bonnevilles, Jp Saxe, Julia Bardo, July 7, Junior Brother, Junodream, Kathryn Legendre, Katy J Pearson, Keg, Kennyhoopla, Kiddus, Kinkai, Kiwi Jr, Kynsy, Lido Pimienta, Lola Young, Los Bitchos, Love’n’joy, Lsdxoxo, Lynks Afrikka, Lyra, Marie White, Martha Hill, Matt Owens, Melts, Merry Lamb Lamb, Metrist, Milan Ring, Miss June, Mobs, Monumental Men, Moving Panoramas, Mr Ben and the Bens, Nasty Cherry, Neue Grafik Ensemble, Nina Cobham, Nina Las Vegas, Norman, Otta, Otto, Pa Salieu/ Pace, Pet Deaths, Pip Millett, Planet, Pocket Sounds, Poder Fantasma, Prune Deer 話梅鹿, Pva, Qlowski, Quko, Rats, Red Moon, Remi Wolf, Rika, Robbie Cavanagh, Robert J Hunter, San Cisco, Santino Le Saint, Shards, Soda Blonde, Sparkling, Talk Show, Teddy Swims, the Magic Gang, the Scratch, the Sisterhood Band, the Snuts, the Stroppies, Toshin, Tsvi, V3co, Worldcub, Wunderhorse, and Yeule. 

Tickets? Please read the below statement to find out about already purchased tickets.

The Great Escape Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed May 13 2020 - BRIGHTON Various Venues CANCELLED
Thu May 14 2020 - BRIGHTON Various Venues CANCELLED
Fri May 15 2020 - BRIGHTON Various Venues CANCELLED
Sat May 16 2020 - BRIGHTON Various Venues CANCELLED
Sat May 16 2020 - BRIGHTON Concert Hall (Aitch - Spotlight Show) CANCELLED

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