The Temper Trap lead 140 additions for The Great Escape

plus Gaz Coombes, S.C.U.M, We Are Scientists, Pond, and many more

published: Wed 28th Mar 2012

The Temper Trap

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

The Temper Trap 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.

The Temper Trap
The Temper Trap
The third and final of the 2012 Brighton Dome Shows will see The Temper Trap come to Brighton on Friday 11th May with tickets priced from £14.50. The Temper Trap said, "We can't wait to play The Great Escape again - being part of the event in 2009 was incredible and 2012 is going to be even better. We'll be playing songs from our new album, its set to be a very special show."

Also confirmed are Jack White signings The Black Belles on their first UK trip, Supergrass gone solo Gaz Coombes, plus US acts including We Are Augustines, St. Lucia, Devin,The Front Bottoms, Cloud Nothings, and more. Plus following last weekend's SXSW, the buzz bands of the event: HAIM, Pond, and Wild Belle.

The Great Escape also has the Institut Ramon Llull as its lead International partner for the 2012 festival, presenting Catalan Sounds – music from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. The festival will be welcoming Catalan bands and artists such as Seward, Me and the Bees, Ferguson, Mujeres and new additions Oso Leone, Ninette & The Goldfish, The Suicide Of Western Culture, and Amics del Bosc.

Vicenç Villatoro, Director of the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL), said, "The Great Escape is a great platform for the IRL to promote Catalan talent on an international stage given its reputation for showcasing raw, lesser-known talent. By supporting the involvement of eight fantastic bandsfrom Catalonia and The Balaeric Islands at this year’s festival the IRL are very proud to be injecting a shot of Catalan culture into the eclectic line-up."

Joining them on the bill will be Bass Drum of Death, Porcelain Raft, Jethro Fox, Films of Colour, Treetop Flyers, Hannah Cohen, Among Brothers, Body language, Retro Stefson, Black Moth, We Were Evergreen, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Drop Out Venus, Tall Ships, Fossil Collective, I am Oak, Novika, Bueno Bros, Hans Chew, Gabriel & the Hounds, Admiral Fallow, Tiny Ruins, Face+Heel, Dauwd, Electric Wire Hustle, Redinho, Lapalux, Jam City, and Paula i Karol.

Also heading to Brighton are Solar Bears, Reverend And The Makers, The Barr Brothers, Jodie Marie, Crowns, The Naturals, Abi Wade, Dope D.O.D., Jack Savoretti, The Twilight Sad, Riz MC, [me], Jonas Rathsman, Random Impulse, EJ, Daley, Revere, Enjoyed, Swiss Lips, Lucy Rose, Karima Francis, Hatcham Social, Kids in Glass Houses, Negative Pegasus, Jape, Savoir Adore, The Big Sleep, Nicole Atkins & The Sea, The Chevin, Bwani Junction, Milk Music, Maybeshewill, Odonis Odonis, Cercueil, Amatorski, Mmoths, Regal Safari, Blanck Mass, Throne, The Proper Ornaments, and Virals.

Other acts confirmed today include Halls, Cave Painting, Paul Thomas Saunders, Pete Philly and Perquisite, Alby Daniels, Jimmy Edgar, We Barbarians, Fever Fever, Seams, Sykur, SX, Alexandre Desilets, Misteur Valaire, Laurel, New Build, Gemma Hayes, We Are Scientists, Aking, Farryl Purkiss, Matthew Bourne, S.C.U.M., Some Community, and Jake Bugg.

The Brighton bash will also host Cymbals, Fanzine, Clock Opera, The Boxettes, The Sheepdogs, O. Children, Hey Sholay, I.R.O.K, Novella, Citizens!, I Ching, Chet Faker, The Killgirls, White Arrows, Anothers Blood, French Films, Born Gold, Deaf Club, Sleep Thieves, Theme Park, and We Cut Corners.

There's also news of a decision from Arts Council England to support the festival with a £38,000 grant. The award is intended to help the festival to deliver local collaborations, education and development and to promote international diversity and collaboration between artists.

TGE revellers can also rest their weary feet and heads right in the midst of the action without breaking the bank – Brighton's Journeys Hostel will sleep attendees for £30 a night.

These latest acts join 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, and many more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

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 and Maximo Park. 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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