The Great Escape festival takes over Sussex from May 18-20 this year and that's a short amount of time to fit in all the artists that were just announced as part of this year's pretty great program. Some of our favourites are Avelino, Belly Squad, Cosima, Hare Squead and Stefflon Don.

"It’s brilliant to be able to get out of the traps in January announcing 100 of the best new bands around joining the line-up for TGE 2017. And we cannot wait for Slaves to perform at the end of Brighton Palace Pier for what is going to be one of the biggest shows we have ever produced at the festival – it’s going to be one of those legendary “were you there” moments, no doubt about that. Roll on May!" Event manager, Kevin Moore said.

Get more information on the festival here. The full list of artists announced today is as follows:

67 /ADAM NAAS / ÁINE CAHILL / AINSLIE WILLS / AVELINO / BABA SHRIMPS / BALOJI / BELLY SQUAD / BETTY WHO / BOKITO / BRYDE / BUSTY AND THE BASS / BUVETTE / CATHERINE MCGRATH / CHARLIE STRAW / CHEAP MEAT / CHILDCARE / CLUB DRIVE / COCOA FUTURES / COSIMA / DAGNY / DAN CROLL / DEAD PRETTIES / DIANE BIRCH / DREAM WIFE / FAZERDAZE / FRANCOBOLLO / FREAK / FROTH / GABRIELLA COHEN / GORDI / HARE SQUEAD / HMLTD / HOMESHAKE / HORSE THIEF / HUSKY LOOPS / ILL / J. BERNARDT / JAKE HOULSBY / JERKCURB / JESSE TERRY / JOHN K. SAMSON / JORDAN MACKAMPA / JUDAS / KANE STRANG / KING NUN / KOJO FUNDS / KOLARS / KUDU BLUE / LIKE A MOTORCYCLE / LISA MITCHELL / LOWLY / MAMMÚT / MARIKA HACKMAN / MAUNO / MC SNIPER / MOLLY / MOSA WILD / MULLALLY / NATIVE DANCER / NOGA EREZ / NORTH DOWNS / OCTOBER DRIFT / ODD BEHOLDER / OFF BLOOM / OLYMPIA / ONE SENTENCE. SUPERVISOR / OUR GIRL / PARCELS / PAULI. / PICTURE THIS / PIXEY / PUMAROSA / ROSBOROUGH / SÄLEN / SAMPA THE GREAT / SHOGUN / SLAVES / SOSHE / STEFFLON DON / STEVE JAMES / STEVIE PARKER / SULTAN OF THE DISCO / SWIMMING TAPES / TENDER / THE BAY RAYS / THE GOON SAX / THE JAPANESE HOUSE / THE MAGIC GANG / THE PARROTS / THE RHYTHM METHOD / THE SANDINISTAS / TIRED LION / TOM GRENNAN / TSAR B / WILL JOSEPH COOK / YELLOW DAYS / YOUNG BLOOD / YOUNGR / YOWL / ZEAL & ARDOR