This May, the Royal Albert Hall returns to The Great Escape Festival in Brighton for the fifth year running, to curate an evening of music in the beautiful and intimate Sallis Benney Theatre.

The Great Escape Festival (Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 May) is the best place in Europe for discovering your new favourite artists in an intimate setting, before they go on to headline major stages around the world.

Nadia Rose at The Great Escape 2016

Each year the festival showcases 450+ emerging artists from all over the world in over 30 venues, within walking distance of each other, across the city. Previous years have seen the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, Benjamin Clemantine and Douglas Dare grace the Hall’s stage at the festival.

Street Party Stage

This year we will be hosting a number of exciting artists with acts confirmed so far including Sampa the Great, Sophie Hunger, Charlotte Day Wilson, Brian Deady and Howl. Listen to our Spotify playlist to get a flavour for the up-and-coming artists that will take to the Hall’s stage on Thursday 18 May 2017.

The Great Escape takes place in Brighton from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 May.