Festival preview: The Great Escape (16-18 May)

16 March, 2013 in Events, Festivals


Brighton’s TGE has a reputation for showcasing emerging talent on the verge of universal acclaim. Who’ll be discovered this year?

The Great Escape FestivalWhen? 25-28 July 2013
Where? Various venues throughout Brighton, UK
How much? Full weekend tickets start at £45 (early booking discount)
Camping? No, but hostel accommodation is available
Website? greatescapefestival.com

Who? The 1975, Allah-las, Alunageorge, Arcane Roots, Awaken I Am, Bastille, Bear’s Den, Billy Bragg, The Black Heart Rebellion, Blackeye, Blaudzun, Brodka, Caitlin Park, Charlie Straight, Childhood, Christine And The Queens, Chvrches, Cloud Boat, Cousins, Cub Scouts, Dan Croll, Dark Star, David Rodigan, Del Barber, Dingus Khan, Dinosaur Pile-up, Drenge, Dune, Eagulls, Echo And The Empress, Eddi Front, Ed Harcourt, Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, Eliza And The Bear, Fist City, Foam Lake, Gallops, How To Dress Well, Humans, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Iggy Azalea, Indians, Jacco Gardner, King Krule, Kodaline, Lab Coast, Lawrence Arabia, Lewis Watson, Little Green Cars, Luke Sital-singh, Mac Demarco, Made In Japan, Marmozets, Mo, The Naturals, The Neighbourhood, Neighbourhood Youth, Nick Mulvey, Night Engine, Phosphorescent, Portasound, Rainy Milo, Royal Canoe, Ryan Keen, San Zhi, Skaters, Skip&die, Sleepmakewaves, Snakadaktal, Soak, Spectres, Stonefield, Superfood, Sweet Baboo, Swim Deep, Teleman, To Kill A King, Tom Odell, Tomorrow’s World, Towns, Tres B, The Trouble With Templeton, The Upskirts, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Velcro Hooks, Velociraptor, Wall, Wolf Alice, Young Rival and more to be announced.

What? With an eight year history, The Great Escape (TGE) is a relatively new music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 350 up and coming bands play in 30 venues, accessible on one wristband. It’s the first place to discover your new favourite band and see them in an intimate setting before they make it big. TGE is also attended by the music industry who are also on the hunt for next big thing, and a convention is run alongside the gigs, featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities.

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