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Brighton’s The Great Escape festival announces its first ever LGBT+ stage

Jonny Yates April 14, 2022
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The Great Escape festival has announced its first ever LGBT+ stage.

The Great Escape festival has announced its first ever LGBT+ stage.

The Great Escape festival has announced its first ever LGBT+ stage – and we love to see it.

The Brighton-based music festival will host four queer artists on the brand new stage on 13 May.

It’ll see performances from Rebecca Black, Baby Queen, Claudia Valentina and NOAHFINNCE which will be hosted by Gay Times.

They’ll perform at one of Brighton’s iconic LGBT+ venues, Club Revenge as part of the weekend-long festival.

Festivalgoers can get their hands on day and weekend tickets from Ticketmaster.

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Adam Ryan, head of music at the festival says: “The Great Escape is proud of its diverse fanbase and has built up a loyal following within the LGBT+ community across the years

“To show our support we have launched our first dedicated LGBT+ stage.”

Black, who went viral as a teenager with the track “Friday”, will bring her queer anthems to the event including “Girlfriend”, while Baby Queen has been noted as one of pop’s rising voices.

The Great Escape festival plays host to more than 450 up-and-coming artists, championing the newest voices in music.

It takes place across 35 venues in the city between 11-14 May, while a music industry-led conference also happens, focusing on different parts of the industry.

This year the festival will also see performances from queer pop icons MUNA, Cat Burns, who’s recently found success with her single “Go”, Alfie Templeman, Tems, Goat Girl and CMAT

Plus there’s also a TikTok-hosted stage, which features the likes of ArrDee, Dréya Mac, Piri & Tommy and Cassyette.

You can find out how to get tickets and prices for The Great Escape festival below.

How to get The Great Escape festival tickets

They’re now available to buy from Ticketmaster here.

Tickets are priced at the following:

  • Weekend ticket – £90
  • Two-day ticket – £70
  • Day ticket – £40

A number of standalone events are also available to purchase, which are taking place in Concorde 2 and Brighton Dome, as well as conferences across the weekend.

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