The first acts have been announced for The Great Escape and include Kelis appearing at the Brighton Dome on Saturday 10th May.
Kelis commented, "I'm looking forward to playing The Great Escape, its a great line up and it will be fun to play out my new album come May." Providing support for Kelis on the day will be Ella Eyre. This show is separately ticketed at £15.
The other first acts for the TGE 2014 line-up are Amber Run, Andy Shauf, Arc Iris, Arthur Beatrice, As Animals, Autobahn, Baby In Vain, Baby Strange, Beard of Wolves, Beautiful Boy, Benjamin Clementine, Black City Lights, Blaenavon, Broken Twin, Charli XCX, Cherub, Chloe Howl, Circa Waves, Cleo T., Courtney Barnett, D/C, Dark for Dark, Darlia, Denai Moore, Dive In, Dolomite Minor, Doom Squad, Douglas Dare, Dune Rats, Erotic Market, Fabienne, Fat White Family, Female Smell, Femme, Flux Pavilion, Flyte, FTSE, Future Islands, Fyfe, Gianna Lauren, Ginger And The Ghost, Glory Glory, Hannah Georgas, Hermitude, Holy Strays, HSY, Human Pyramids, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Jay Arner, Jeremiah Jae, Jeremy Neale, Jungle, Labyrinth Ear, Leon T Pearl, Lonely The Brave, Lovepark, Major Leagues, Marika Hackman, Matthew and the Atlas, Max Marshall, Mickey Lightfoot, Money For Rope, New Desert Blues, Oliver Wilde, Orval Carlos Sibelius, Oy, Pawws, Phox, Powder Blue, Rejjie Snow, Rosie Lowe, Royal Blood, Russian Red, Saint Raymond, Samaris, Satellite Stories, September Girls, Shopping, Shy Nature, Sin Cos Tan, Slaves, Stubborn Heart, Sundara Karma, The Bony King Of Nowhere, The Creases, The Crooked Brothers, The Darlingtons, The Oscillation, The Scenes, Theo Verney, Tove Lo, Traams, Traumahelikopter, Travis Bretzer, Wet, White Lung, Wilsen, Womans Hour, Young Summer, and Youth Man, Yumi & The Weather, with many more still to be announced.
In total 400+ bands will be announced, performing in more than 35 venues spread across Brighton over the course of three days.
Festival Director, Kat Morris said: "This will be our 9th festival, and it really feels like the event has become stronger year on year. The Great Escape prides itself on showcasing the very best upcoming talent and we aim to produce a line-up which shows a true cross section of emerging artists, locally and internationally, and offer hundreds of incredible gigs, accessible to festival-goers with just one wristband. We're really excited by how this years' line-up is shaping up."
The Great Escape features international and UK pop, cutting edge, hip hop, electronic, and rock acts showcased at venues all over Brighton. The dates are confirmed as Thursday 8th until Saturday 10th May 2014.
In its nine 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.
Early bird tickets are priced at £45 plus booking fee.
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.
Delegate passes are priced at £100. To buy delegates tickets now, click here.
The venues are all a close walk from each other with each venue equipped to an international showcase standard.
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