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Yard Act, The Amazons, Porches and more added to The Great Escape 2022

Brighton's new music festival returns in May after a two-year hiatus

By Charlotte Krol

Members of Yard Act pose by a wall
Yard Act. (Picture: Press)

A hundred more acts have been added to The Great Escape festival’s 2022 line-up.

Yard Act, The Amazons, Porches, Rebecca Black, Sinead O’Brien, Baby Queen and many more acts will now play Brighton’s multi-venue festival, which is held from May 11-14.

The Great Escape returns after a two-year break owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Also announced is The Road To The Great Escape, a two-day celebration of new Scottish and Irish talent held in Glasgow (May 6-7) and Dublin May 9-10).

Tickets for the main festival are on sale now here and the spin-off preview events here. The full line-up so far is available to see here.

The Road To The Great Escape promises to bring some of the main festival’s “most exciting new talent” to Scotland and Ireland, including Dublin singer-songwriter Abi Coulibaly, south London producer and multi-instrumentalist Conor Albert as well as Dylan Fraser and English Teacher.

The full list of new additions for The Great Escape 2022 is as follows (A-Z): Abby Roberts, Alex Amor, Azure Ryder, Baby Queen, Bad Waitress, Balimaya Project, Balming Tiger, Banks Arcade, Blair Davie, Bleach Lab, Bonnie Kemplay, Bryan’s Music Tears, Budjerah, Cat Burns, Christian Lee, Huston, Coach Party, Coco And The Lost, Crawlers, Damos Room, Dead Pony, Downtown Kayoto, Dylan Fraser, Eli Smart, English Teacher, Enola Gay, Fitzroy Holt, Frankie Beetlestone, Gen & The, Degenerates, Grace Cummings, Grove, Hmd, Honeyglaze, Illuminati Hotties, Indigo De Souza, Iris Gold, Joe & The Shitboys, Joy Anonymous, Kathleen Frances, Kathryn Joseph, Katy J Peason, Kiddus, Kings Elliot, Kynsy, L’objectif, Little Quirks, Lock-in, Lokoy, Lucy Gooch, Lucy Mcwilliams.

Yard Act
Yard Act (Picture: James Brown)

Additions continued: Madi Saskia, Madison Cunningham, Malaki, Margo Cilker, Maria Bc, Mark Cake, Mattiel, Megan Wyn, Memes, Mickey Casllisto, Murman Tsuladze, Neone The Wonderer, Nutribe, Orions Belte, Panic Shack, Phoebe Green, Piri & Tommy Villiers, Pixey, Plumm, Porches, Porchlight, Portron Portron Lopez, Poutyface, Prima Queen, Quinzequinze, Rebecca Black, Rolla, Sad Boys Club, Shakira Alleyne, Sinead O’Brien, Soft Cult, Sofy, Sprints, Swim School, Taahliah, Tamzene, Team Picture, The Amazons, The Bobby Tenderloin Universe, The Byker Grove Fan Club, The Goa, Express, The Let Go, The Shakes, The Vanns, Tommy Lefroy, Ultra Q, Vlure, and Yard Act.

Elsewhere, Yard Act are locked in a tight chart battle with Years & Years for the UK Number One album tomorrow (January 28), with fewer than 400 copies currently in it.

The Leeds band released debut album ‘The Overload’ last week (January 21), the same day that Olly Alexander returned with ‘Night Call’, the third Years & Years album and first as a solo project.

Read Rolling Stone UK’s feature with Yard Act about ‘The Overload’ here.