Brighton’s Great Escape Festival will be returning for 2021 after being cancelled this year due to the coronavirus spread. It was announced today that early-bird tickets are to go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 14th July, at 9am with a limited number available. But, not to worry, as there will be further releases over the next few months.
According to a release on The Great Escape’s website, there will be both three-day tickets from £70, and four-day delegate passes from £180. The festival will be taking place all around Brighton from 12th-15th May 2021.
Organisers took to social media to reveal the news, saying, “We cannot wait to open the TGE doors again in 2021. Tickets for our belated 15th birthday year go on sale tomorrow at 9am. Watch this space….” Having first opened its doors in 2006, this year was to be the 15th anniversary for The Great Escape, however this will now be moved to next year.
We cannot wait to open the TGE doors again in 2021. Tickets for our belated 15th birthday year go on sale tomorrow at 9am. Watch this space…. pic.twitter.com/etu5EtmrTu
— The Great Escape (@thegreatescape) July 13, 2020
On the festival homepage, fans can look back at previous performances, with the likes of Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi, Little Simz, Oh Wonder, and AJ Tracey gracing the stage. The acts for 2021 are currently unknown, but it was confirmed by festival organisers that there will be a fresh new line-up for a new year. It is certain that there will be an incredible collection of up and coming artists and bands, as well as a few chart-toppers for the spotlight show, which requires a separate ticket.
Promoter Rory Bett commented, “Once again, we will be curating a line-up of the best in new music, and a conference schedule like no other. We look forward to welcoming back new and old fans alike to make our 2021 edition truly unforgettable!”
During this difficult and confusing time, The Great Escape have been showing their support for campaigns such as ‘Let The Music Play’ and ‘Light It In Red’, which aim to save grassroots venues, record stores, record labels, and, of course, festivals. All of these are at risk since the Covid-19 pandemic caused economic struggle in various industries, especially arts and entertainment.