The Road to The Great Escape 2020

This year marks 15 years of The Great Escape, now firmly established and renowned as being the festival for new music. What better way to celebrate our birthday than organising a road trip?

The Great Escape are excited to bring you the initial line-up for The Road To The Great Escape, a brand new live music showcase taking place in Glasgow and Dublin in the run up to the main festival in Brighton. With a great selection of UK and international artists announced today, we can’t wait to bring a taste of TGE to some brand new cities.

We’ll begin in Glasgow, with 2 jam-packed all-dayers at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut on 9-10 May. Our Scottish leg will see exclusive appearances from native indie pop sensations Somebody’s Child, local nu-folk talent Lizzie Reid, and refreshingly earnest London singer songwriter Matilda Mann.

The Road To The Great Escape will then move on to Dublin, where we’ll be taking over Academy 2, The Grand Social, Tramlines and Lost Lane for multiple shows on the evenings of 11-12 May. From Irish songwriter April to London rap collective House Of Pharaohs, we’ll be showcasing a huge range of rising talent in true TGE style.

Artists joining us on the road and making appearances at both locations include hotly tipped Glaswegian theatrical punks Walt Disco, Essex’s rising folk-country star Mabes, Blackpool experimental punks Strange Bones, and the enigmatic indie alternative guru Oscar Lang.

The full list of acts announced so far is listed below, with more artists to follow in both cities.

Tickets for The Road to The Great Escape are now on sale.

Access to all shows is subject to capacity. All shows are 18+