The Great Escape Festival

The Great Escape Festival BrightonThe Great Escape Festival takes place at 30 venues in Brighton, UK

The Great Escape Festival 2012 dates – 10th to 12th May

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THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2011 – LINE UP
Maximo Park, The Temper Trap, Africa Express Sound System, Tribes, Ren Harvieu, Filthy Boy, Pond, Chris T-T, The Milk, Willis Earl Beal, Dan Le Sac, Zebra and Snake, We Have Band, Thomas J Speight, Jake Mattison, Eugene McGuinness, Donovan Woods, Leo Zero, Gorgeous George, The Bots, Sam Sure and Giacomo, Hollie Cook, Razika, Clean Bandit, French Films, The Crookes, Childhood, Sunless ’97, Echo Lake, Red Ink, Nathan Fake, The Defiled, Kinnie The Explorer, Little Jinder, Karin Park, Dear Prudence, Lovepark, Vinyl Jacket, Mausi, Hyde & Beast, Friska Viljor, The Royal Concept, Big Wave Riders, Bastille, Agent Side Grinder, Dry The River, Citizens!, Spector, Michael Kiwanuka, Disclosure, Frontiers, Howler, 22, The Chapman Family, Eagulls, S.C.U.M, We Are Scientists, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Kids in Glass Houses, The Black Belles, Gaz Coombes, We Are Augustines, St. Lucia, Devin, The Front Bottoms, Cloud Nothings, HAIM, Wild Belle, Mystery Jets, Booka Shade, Alabama Shakes, Natty, Lianne La Havas, EMA, Forest Swords, Madeon, Errors, Willy Mason, Rolo Tomassi, Foy Vance, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny, Micachu and the Shapes, Maxxi Soundsystem, We Have Band, Loney Dear, Tanlines, New Look, Koreless, Shabazz Palaces, Toy, We Are The Ocean, Friends, Zulu Winter, Grimes, DZ Deathrays, Nils Frahm, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Jamie N Commons, Django Django, Eagulls, Perfume Genius, Com Truise, Alt-J, When Saints Go Machine, Sonic Boom Six, Francois & The Atlas Mountains

The History of The Great Escape Festival

Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music. Taking place in Brighton over 3 days in May, The Great Escape kick starts the festival season, introducing 15,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year. With over 300 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days, The Great Escape is the key date in the music calendar. In addition to pre-publicised performances, impromptu street gigs spring up all over town. The Alternative Escape, numerous club nights, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs all add to the festivities.

Previous artist include:
2006
Bat For Lashes, British Sea Power, The Cribs, The Gossip, Guillemots, Klaxons, The Maccabees, Mystery Jets
2007
CSS, Foals, Friendly Fires, Kate Nash, Laura Marling, These New Puritans
2008
Bombay Bicycle Club, Crystal Castles, Glasvegas, Mumford & Sons, Santogold, Vampire Weekend
2009
Kasabian, Noah And The Whale, Patrick Wolf, The Joy Formidable, The Temper Trap, The XX
2010
Broken Social Scene, Chase & Status, The Cribs, Darwin Deez, Delphic, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah
2011
DJ Shadow, Friendly Fires, Sufjan Stevens (Dome Shows), plus The View, Guillemots, Okkervil River, White Denim, Beardyman, Anna Calvi, Example, Frank Turner, The Vaccines, The Naked & Famous, Gang Gang Dance, Yuck, The Radio Dept., Dinosaur Pile Up, Katy B, Warpaint, The Joy Formidable, Villagers, Twin Shadow, Marnie Stern, Alela Diane, Max Richter, Hauschka, Little Dragon, Smoke Fairies, D/R/U/G/S, Brother, Becoming Real, Trophy Wife, PVT, Dutch Uncles, Tribes, SBTRKT

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