The Great Escape 2009

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th May 2009
venues in Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£45 for a 3 day gig pass
last updated: Tue 12th May 2009

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Hundreds of international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at venues all over Brighton.

The dates for 2009 are confirmed as Thursday 14th until Saturday 16th May 2009.

A number of acts are confirmed, including Kasabian as headliners, Lightspeed Champion, The Charlatans, Gang Of Four, Just Jack, Mystery Jets, Idlewild, The Rumble Strips, Noah & The Whale, The Maccabies, White Denim, The Brute Chorus, Little Boots, Black Lips, Metronomy, Kissy Sell Out, Future Of The Left, The Big Pink, Passion Pit, Micachu And The Shapes, It Hugs Back, Esser, VV Brown, Ben Kweller, Dananananaykroyd, Let's Wrestle, The Chapman Family, Your Twenties, Golden Silvers, and Bell X1.

For the line-up details including day and venue splits please click here.

Enter Shikari will play the Concorde 2, on the Saturday, this show will be a separately ticketed fan show.

The line-up will include over 300 acts from around the globe in 34 venues within Brighton City Centre. The Great Escape Festival utilising the spaces that Brighton has to offer. The main activity will be focused around the "Level" and the seafront, with some larger venues helping to reduce any queuing. The venues will all be a close walk from each other with each venue equipped to an international showcase standard.

As well as the live music, there's also a number of "Parkinson" style interviews with luminaries from the world of Music and Media, to show the way in which success is achieved, as well as educational panels, workshops and networking sessions confirmed.

Lightspeed Champion will be curating the Topman CTRL stage at The Great Escape.

The headlining show will be a separately ticketed event, access is not guaranteed with a TGE wristband. A Kasabian only ticket was priced at £22.50, and a 3-day festival and Kasabian joint ticket was £62 - these tickets have now sold out.

Early bird tickets were on sale. Tickets are now priced at £45. The ticket entitles you to entry to all gig venues over the 3 days for over 18s only. To buy tickets click here.

Confirmed speakers include Daniel Ek, Patrick Walker, Eric Garland, Steve Knopper, Gary Warren, Music Ally Programme, Jon Savage, Jah Wobble, Paul Morley, Alexis Petridis, Simon Armitage, Colin Greenwood, Pete Jenner, Kevin Bradshaw, Nathan Lovejoy, Sat Bisla, John Leckie, and Will Page.

More information will be here when available.

Dead Kids

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th May 2009
venues in Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£45 for a 3 day gig pass
last updated: Tue 12th May 2009


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