THE GREAT ESCAPE have announced Kano and Friends as their third and final spotlight show.

The grime trailblazer, widely recognised as one of the UK’s best rappers, will appear at The Old Market on Friday 19th May alongside a bunch of friends including Little Simz, Ghetts, Kojo Funds, DJ Maximum and DJ’s Elijah and Skilliam. The show will be presented by YouTube.

With three weeks to go, festival organisers have secured some of the hottest acts coming out of the afrobeat, rap, grime, dancehall and basement scenes with newly announced artists including Renz, Rejjie Snow, Kojey Radical, Abra Cadabra, Kojo Funds, Ray Blk and Avelino. The NEW GEN crew will also come together for a club night featuring some of the best underground talent from grime and rap.

With over 450 artists of all different genres performing across 30 venues, The Great Escape is promising one of its most exciting years to date. Organisers have also announced details of the The Great Escape app which is now available for free on the App Store, allowing festival goers to schedule their own personalised festival programme and get access to exclusive material from both the festival and convention.

Taking place in Brighton across the 18th-20th May, limited day tickets are still available on the official website.