The story of The Great Escape festival 2022 – in glorious photos

We finally returned to The Great Escape. After a pause caused by the pandemic, the new music festival is back in Brighton for the weekend with a lineup of breakout artists, big names and an influx of emerging artists performing the best. Stunts and folk songs in what industry they are made of. Always leading NMECoverage of – including reviews, features and interviews – at the festival here.

Our Saffy Needham snapper came down to the front to capture the magic…

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Thursday: Michelle at The Great Escape

Michelle at The Great Escape

Let’s pose! The New York gang arrive on the stage of the Old Market for their first carnival performance. Read all NME reviews of their sets.

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The stunt man of the great escape

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Oh, we love being by the sea!

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Thursday: Ekkstacy at The Great Escape

Ekkstacy at The Great Escape

Vancouver singer and rapper hit it off with his first appearance at The Great Escape.

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Thursday: BUFFET at The Great Escape

Beatfoot at The Great Escape

Everything becomes futuristic – and very, very weird – like BĘÃTFÓT performing at Komedia Studio just after midnight. Read all NME reviews of their sets.

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Abby Roberts at The Great Escape

Abby Roberts at The Great Escape

Abby Roberts – TikTok’s rising pop sensation and talent – got up close and personal with NMEby the photographer before her show. Watch the full interview with Abby Roberts.

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Crawlers at The Great Escape

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Brighton was blessed with a small (albeit windy) heatwave throughout the festival and the Crawlers certainly didn’t miss the chance to make the most of the fine weather. Watch the full interview with Crawlers.

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Friday: Anonymous joy in the great escape

Anonymous joy in the great escape

Friends and producers in London kept the day’s reviewers moving and down during their sublime Friday afternoon.

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Dora Jar at the Great Escape

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What are you looking at?

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Friday: Momma at The Great Escape

Momma at The Great Escape

With their new album, “Household Names,” due out this summer (July 1), the duo delivered some serious, late-earning noise to Horatio on Friday night. . Read all NME reviews of their sets.

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Friday: Priya Ragu at The Great Escape

Priya Ragu at The Great Escape

The ever-innovating pop star performed on a tight Beach Stage, which was attended by her co-writer, producer and brother, Japhna Gold. Read all NME reviews of their sets.

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Blu DeTiger at The Great Escape

Blu DeTiger at The Great Escape

Aces: Blu DeTiger’s first performance at the festival was a showcase of her raw instrumental skills, as well as her songwriting skills.

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Saturday: Dréya Mac at The Great Escape

Dreya Mac at The Great Escape

Previously described on the pages as an “all-singing, all-dancing trio menace”, the Londoner’s film is a showcase for the whirlwind of those skills.

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Cassyette at The Great Escape

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Cassyette will have a big spot this summer; she was on the bill with My Chemical Romance at their gig at the Eden Project in Cornwall. She speaks NME how to prepare for such an important gig so early in her career.

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Saturday: Dréya Mac at The Great Escape

Dreya Mac at The Great Escape

Dréya Mac Meets Her Audience…

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Saturday: Piri and Tommy Villiers at The Great Escape

Piri and Tommy at The Great Escape

Following on from the success of ‘Soft Spot’ on TikTok, the duo performed at the social networking platform’s Saturday night rollout and demonstrated the path to a sustainable – and successful career. Read all NME review of the set of Piri and Tommy Villiers.

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Saturday: Stella Donnelly at The Great Escape

Stella Donnelly at The Great Escape

The Australian artist announced her second album just before her return to the UK and The Great Escape, and for her first single ‘Lungs’ to be broadcast at her studio at the Beach stage. .

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Saturday: ArrDee at The Great Escape

ArrDee at The Great Escape

Return of the King: Brighton’s hometown hero, ArrDee, closed the festival on Saturday night, perusing a slew of his hit songs and expanding his language. Read all NME review of the ArrDee suite.

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Piri and Tommy Villiers at The Great Escape

Piri and Tommy at The Great Escape

A perfect couple…

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