Great Escape - New Announcement


Amazon Music announce The Temper Trap for their secret show

Jagwar Ma and DMA’splay the Saturday night closing party supported by the Q

Bibi Bourelly plays first UK show

Tickets about to sell out- final few tickets remain

With less than two weeks to go, The Great Escape are delighted to announce some very special additions to the line- up.

Since first playing the event back in 2009 before moving on to headline TGE back in 2012, Australian modern rockers The Temper Trap have sold over 3 million albums and have gained themselves a BRIT nomination for best international group; 2016 sees them making a welcome return to the festival as Amazon Music host their exclusive Amazon Front Row Live: The Secret Show, for the third year running, in a top secret venue, on Saturday 21 May. For the first time, fans in Europe will be able to hear live new tracks from forthcoming album Thick As Thieves, released in the UK on 10 June. See details below of how to be in with a chance of getting a ticket for this very special show.

Paul Firth, Amazon Head of Digital Music UK said:

 “The chance to be part of experiences like The Amazon Secret Show make The Great Escape festival one of the most exciting weekends on the music calendar. We’re delighted to bring The Temper Trap to the festival for our secret show in 2016 and give music fans a special experience.”

Making her live UK debut is recording artist and lyrical genius Bibi Bourelly. Signed to Def Jam, Bibi Bourelly crosses genre; she is the maverick behind Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and is bringing her coarse vocals, raw lyrics and ‘no-****’ attitude to the Hype Machine Stage.

Q Magazine host a special TGE closing party on Saturday 21 May with an Aussie feast for the ears;DMA’s willbe delighting crowds with their signature mix of guitar – driven ‘nostalgic garage pop’ and summery Britpop tones whilst Jagwar Mas 90s inspired indie-dance and psychedelic grooves, with their party pleasing samplers and synths, will ensure festivities end on a high.

The Great Escape App will be live by the end of this week and is free to download on both iPhone and Android so be sure to search ‘the great escape festival’ in the app store to download the official TGE app. Features allowyou to explore the line-up, create your own festival itinerary, check out venues, the convention and give you exclusive insight to secret show information.