150 names added to Brighton event...
The Cribs

The Great Escape seems to occupy almost every live music space in Brighton, sprawling across the South Coast city in a surf-tide of new talent.

Expanding once more, the line up will now boast a performance by breaking grime star Skepta. A pivotal figure in the genre's continued vitality, the rapper has recently been gaining some serious Stateside heat.

For now, though, home is where the heart is, with Skepta's set at The Great Escape already eagerly anticipated by those in the Clash office.

Elsewhere, returning indie heroes The Cribs will perform, with other names in the expanded line up including Gaz Coombes, The Strypes, Young Romance and Lonely The Brave.

In terms of fresh faced young guns, Scotland's Model Aeroplanes could be worth checking out, while fellow newcomers include Jamie Lawson, Hooton Tennis Club and the much-hyped phenomenon that is Lion Babe.

The Great Escape runs between May 14th - 16th.

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