Maximo Park lead nearly 100 new additions for The Great Escape

Booka Shade, The Mystery Jets, Natty, Beth Jeans Houghton, Lianne La Havas, & more

published: Tue 28th Feb 2012

Maximo Park

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th May 2012
venues in Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£49.50
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Thu 19th Apr 2012

Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Booka Shade, Alabama Shakes, Natty, and Lianne La Havas lead the latest acts for The Great Escape which features international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at venues all over Brighton from Thursday 10th until Saturday 12th May 2012.

Maximo Park
Maximo Park
Maximo Park's show will take place at The Dome in Brighton on Thursday 10th May, lead singer Paul Smith said, "It's exciting to finally play the Great Escape - it's got a reputation for showcasing the best of independent music in a unique coastal location."

Joining them on the bill will be 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, and Toy.

Other acts confirmed today include , Lower Than Atlantis, Kwes, Gross Magic, Disclosure, Duologue, Jonquil, Exitmusic, Spoek Mathambo, HAIM, Pale Seas, Foxes!, Swim Deep, The Computers, The Skints, Antlered Man, Chew Lips, Hooded Fang, Pets With Pets, Tall Ships, Holy State, Wim, Rich Aucoin, Vondelpark, Milagres, Mesparrow, NZCA/Lines, Dillon, Don Broco, Boy, Odonis Odonis, Eight And A Half, Wet Nuns, Mikill Pane, The Night, Cut Ribbons, and PAWS.

Also heading for the Brighton bash will be , Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, I Ching, Oliver Tank, Gold & Youth, Psychologist, Hot Panda, Fiction, Step-Panther, Pikachunes, Ben Salter, Boxes, Films of Colour, AlunaGeorge, Flip Grater, Grass House, Husky, JD McPherson, Josh Kumra, Lulu James, My Best Friend, Seasfire, Shields, 22, Jaguar Shark, Violet, Last Dinosaurs, Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf, Jackson Firebird, Massmatiks, and Martha Paton.

They join the previously announced 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, Bos Angeles, Young Dreams, Doldrums, Weird Dreams, Mujeres, Young Magic, Max Cooper, The British Expeditionary Force, Jinja Safari, Wim, College, Graphics, Slow down, Molasses, mojoFURY, Mallory Knox, Hawk Eyes, Peace, Yukon Blonde, Emma Louise, Juveniles, Mesparrow, Binary, Sing Tank, The Soft, Karlmarx, Inland Sea, Half Moon Run, Owlle, Princess Chelsea, Seward, Stranded Horse, Avalanche City, Furguson, Trust, The Darcys, Me and The Bees, and Jordan Cook.

In total more than 300 bands will be announced, performing in more than 30 venues spread across Brighton over the course of three days. For the line-up details as available please click here.

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

Festival-goers, can set up an affordable base at Brighton's Journeys Hostel for £30 per night. Well located in relation to all TGE gig venues, a stay at Journey’s guarantees that all guests receive the lowest price possible for their stay as well as providing a better atmosphere for meeting and interacting with fellow festival goers.

Also confirmed for The Dome are Africa Express Sound System who will appear on Saturday 12th May. To ensure guaranteed access any of the separate Brighton Dome Shows, attendees can top up their 3 day festival ticket for just £7 per show, or purchase separate Brighton Dome Show tickets priced at £12.50 for Maximo Park and £18.50 for Africa Express Sound System. Tickets the Dome Shows are available on the link below.

An early bird ticket is priced at £45 with delegate passes also available. To buy tickets, click here.

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th May 2012
venues in Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£49.50
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Thu 19th Apr 2012


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