Ahead of the usual three day stint in Brighton across 17-19 May, the organisers of The Great Escape have announced a string of exclusive performances of some of the key acts confirmed - including a stage at East London's Old Blue Last hosted by The Line Of Best Fit on Thursday 23 November.

The full list of artists announced is:

Áine Cahill / Awate / Bad Gyal / Benny Mails / City Calm Down / Coin / Dan Stock /Daniel OG / Denzel Himself / Ebenezer / Feet / Freak / Fred Well / Hotel Lux / Hunter & The Bear / Jerry Williams / Joy Crookes / Katie Von Schleicher / King Nun / Kops / Love Ssega / M.I.L.K / Maisie Peters / Mansionair / Mikaela Davis / Moncrieff / Naaz (pictured) / Pitou / Promiseland / Ruby Empress / S4U / Sam Fender / Sports Team / Stella Donnelly / Stereo Honey / Tamino / Ten Tonnes / The Ninth Wave / The Orielles / Wild Front

Advance tickets for the First Fifty showcases are just £5 each whilst early bird tickets for the main event in May are on sale for a tidy £55.

Mama Festivals CEO, Rory Bett says: “It feels great to be announcing fifty amazing artists to playTGE18 and to launch the show with its very own festival FIRST FIFTY yet again. This is a really exciting time for new music and we’re fortunate to be able to showcase some of the greatest new talent from around the world. Since TGE started 13 years ago, we have always maintained that the foremost objective of the festival is to produce an internationally-reaching programme that is genuinely representative of the full range of emerging talent in music. This is such a really good start and look out for lots more to come from across all music genres.”

Find out more at greatescapefestival.com.