After organisers confirmed that the Brighton festival would be moving online for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic last month, today (24 March) the first 68 acts for the online event have been announced.
The debut digital edition of the festival takes place on 13 and 14 May, will include performances from TV Priest, Billie Marten, Tebi Rex, Pyra, Chubby and the Gang, Eve Owen, Chloe Foy, Mace the Great, PVA, Lau.ra, Otzeki, Junodream, Goan Dogs, Belako, Yard Act, Geese and more.
The first wave of artists for TGE Online are here— The Great Escape (@thegreatescape) March 24, 2021
@BillieMarten @YardActBand @pva_are_ok @onlypyra and many more will be joining us online this May. See all additions to the line up so far here > https://t.co/A9jICsotkH pic.twitter.com/5bFNtbv4ff
Organisers have also confirmed that The Great Escape Online will be free to watch. Once registered, viewers will be able to choose to tune in to one of the seven channels, which will be live from 6-8pm GMT across the two days.