Bastille, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, King Krule, for The Great Escape

AlunaGeorge, Tom Odell, Chvrches, and many more as 1st acts unveiled

published: Tue 12th Feb 2013

Bastille

Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th May 2013
venues in Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£49.50 - sold out, Dome & Concorde2 shows still available
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Mon 13th May 2013

Bastille, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, King Krule, Chvrches, Tom Odell, AlunaGeorge, Title Fight, Eddi Front, David Rodigan, and Scrufizzer lead the first 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. The dates for 2013 are confirmed as Thursday 16th until Saturday 18th May.

Bastille
Bastille
As in previous years, a small number of shows will also take place at The Dome in Brighton, this year Bastille will be making an appearance. To gain access to a Brighton Dome Show, attendees can top up their festival wristband for only £7 per show, or purchase a separate gig ticket for £14.50

Joining them will be Awaken I Am, The Black Heart Rebellion, Dinosaur Pile Up, Drenge, Dune, Ed Harcourt, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Jacco Gardner, Night Engine, Soak, Superfood, The Trouble With Templeton, The 1975, Allah-Las, Bear's Den, Blackeye, Blaudzun, Brodka, Caitlin Park, Charlie Straight, Childhood, Christine and The Queen, Cloud Boat, Cousins, and Cub Scouts.

Other acts confirmed today include Dan Croll, Dark Star, Del Barber, Dingus Khan, Drenge, Eagulls, Echo and The Empress, Eliza and The Bear, Fist City, Foam Lake, Gallops, How To Dress Well, Humans, Indians, Lab Coast, Lawrence Arabia, Lewis Watson, Luke Sital Singh, Mac DeMarco, Made In Japan, Marika Hackman, and Marmozets.

Also heading for the Brighton bash will be Mo, Neighbourhood Youth, Nick Mulvey, Phosphorescent, Portasound, Rainy Milo, Royal Canoe, Ryan Keen, San Zhi, Skaters, Skip & Die, Sleepmakeswaves, Snakadaktal, Spectres, Stonefield, Sweet Baboo, Swim Deep, Teleman, and The Naturals.

Completing the first wave of acts announced are The Neighbourhood, The Upskirts, To Kill A King, Tomorrow's World, Towns, tres.b, Velcro Hooks, Velociraptor, Wall, Wolf Alice, and Young Rival.

They are the first of 300+ bands who will be announced in total, 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.

Festival Director, Kat Morris said, "The core aim of TGE is to champion new music, and it's great to be in a position where we can give festival goers an exciting cross-section of new artists to engage with. In our 8th year we are completely focused on delivering another programme that wholly embodies this ethos, and our initial line-up is full of promise for this year to be one of our best to date."

In its eight year history, The Great Escape has quickly established itself as an international platform for new talent, with over 30 countries represented throughout the three-day programme, from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain and the US. The 2012 festival hosted 16,000 attendees over the three-day event, of which 3,000 attendees were also registered delegates, representing 25 countries respectively.

A three day super early bird ticket is priced at £45. To buy tickets, click here.

It's also possible to book accommodation early at The Great Escape's official hostel partner Journeys, for £45 a bed a night.

The venues are all a close walk from each other with each venue equipped to an international showcase standard. This year's partner country has not yet been confirmed.

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 Alternative Escape will be returning to TGE once again now larger than ever before, taking in over 20 additional venues to the core TGE programme. The Alternative Escape allows promoters, media partners, record labels and anyone else interested in promoting live music to host their own creative showcases as part of the wider Great Escape Festival.

Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th May 2013
venues in Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA, England MAP
£49.50 - sold out, Dome & Concorde2 shows still available
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Mon 13th May 2013


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