Rory Bett, MAMA Festivals CEO says: “With demand and drive for new music and an ever-expanding festival, creating our first, very own festival site on the beach is the most exciting news in TGE’s history and we couldn’t have a more perfect spot than right on the seafront. The Beach will become a magnet for music lovers during the festival and we can’t wait to open the doors.”
Over 80 new bands have also joined the bill, including Dork cover stars Superorganism, Tom Grennan, Nervus, Anna Burch, Bad Sounds, Nilüfer Yanya, The Spook School, The Faim, The Night Cafe, Gender Roles, Peaness, Sea Girls, Phobophobes, Honey Lung, Japanese Breakfast, Let’s Eat Grandma, Nelson Can and Goat Girl.
The Great Escape will take place across multiple venues from 17th-19th May.
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