The Great Escape 2014

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th May 2014
various venues, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£49.50 for the weekend (+booking fee)
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Tue 29th Apr 2014

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The Great Escape features hundreds of international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at venues all over Brighton.

The dates for 2014 are confirmed as Thursday 8th until Saturday 10th May 2014.


Latest additions are Kaiser Chiefs.

The line-up includes Example, Kelis, Wild Beasts, Charli XCX, A Plastic Rose, Adult Jazz, Albert Hammond, Jr., Amber Run, Arthur Beatrice, Augustines, Autobahn, Baby In Vain, Badbadnotgood, Benjamin Clementine, Best Friends, Big Ups, Black City Lights, Blaenavon, Broken Twin, Childhood, Chloe Howl, Circa Waves, Clean Bandit, Courtney Barnett, Coves, Darlia, Denai Moore, Dog Is Dead, Drowners, Dry The River, Eliza & The Bear , Ella Eyre, Elli Ingram, Ethan Johns, Ezra Furman, Fabienne, Fat White Family, Femme, Flux Pavilion, Flyte, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Ftse, Future Islands, Fyfe, George Ezra, Gnarwolves, Honeyblood, Hozier, Jimi Goodwin, Joel Compass, Jon Hopkins, Josh Record, Jungle, Kieran Leonard, Le1f, Little Dragon, Marika Hackman, Marmozets, Mo, Ps I Love You, Royal Blood, Saint Raymond, September Girls, Serafina Steer, Superfood, Telegram, The Hold Steady, The Rails, The Subways, The Xcerts, These New Puritans, Traams, Twin Atlantic, Woman's Hour and Young Summer.

In total 400+ bands have been announced, performing in more than 35 venues spread across Brighton over the course of three days.

For more details see The Great Escape line-up page.


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The early bird has ended. Tickets are priced at £54 plus booking fee for the weekend (not including the Dome shows), other options are no longer available.

A ticket to Example's appearance at the Brighton Dome on Thursday are priced at £18.50.

The War Child presents Wild Beasts, The New Puritans, and Adult Jazz show on Friday is separately tickets and priced at £17.50 and includes a. £1 donation to War Child  

A top up ticket for those with a 3 day festival ticket to ensure guaranteed access are priced at £7.

International partner

This year's lead international partner for the 2014 festival in Brighton, is Finland who will transport the very best of its dynamic, home-grown talent across the North Sea to showcase at the festival.

The Convention

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. The UK's premiere music business convention, is a place for music industry professionals from across the world to exchange knowledge, ideas, contacts and business.

In 2014, The Great Escape will introduce a new approach to their convention programming, with six core strands each focusing on a different area of the music business, with insight presentations and one-on-one interviews in addition to the more conventional panels. There will also be more opportunities to question and network with the 100+ experts who will appear on the convention stage.

Speakers include Dan le Sac, Oleg Fomenko, Chris Gorman, MP Mike Weatherley (David Cameron's Intellectual Property Rights advisor), who will be leading a strand on Maximising Music Rights, along with representatives from organisations such as PPL, PRS for Music, Kobalt, Muso and the Featured Artists Coalition. He will also be in conversation with Chris Cooke discussing the current thinking on IP issues in Westminster and Whitehall.

Delegate passes are priced at £100. To buy delegates tickets now, click here.

Taking place at the same time as the music festival, it offers delegates an extensive programme of panels, conversations, parties and networking sessions, enabling them to better tackle the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities that exist in the modern music industry.

14+ audiences

The Great Escape have also announced they will be opening up a number of the shows to a 14+ audience.

More information will be here when available.

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th May 2014
various venues, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£49.50 for the weekend (+booking fee)
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Tue 29th Apr 2014

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