18 May May

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the opening day of The Great Escape 2017, Brighton's colossal new music showcase. We're here with the first of four daily episodes, guiding you through everything you need to know about one of the most exciting weekends in the musical calendar.

Today, we're previewing the acts you absolutely have to check out during Thursday at TGE. With the likes of Slaves, Kane Strang, Marika Hackman, Cabbage, The Parrots, HOMESHAKE and many, many more set to take to the stage today, this year's event is going to start in style.

We can't wait, so let's bloody well get going. Thanks for tuning in, and we'll see you tomorrow!   

We do not claim ownership of any of the music played in this episode. Our theme tune is Ice Cold by Audionautix and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Artist: http://audionautix.com/