Great Escape Festival Sets The Bar High For 2015 Festival Season

Brighton’s Great Escape Festival has announced its first raft of 150 acts to be taking part at this year’s event. Since it’s inception in 2006 Great Escape has developed a reputation as the UK’s equivalent to SXSW, showcasing some of the best new music currently poking it’s head over the parapet.

Amongst the acts confirmed for this year’s festival are Django Django, Nottingham’s Kagoule, Menace Beach, Slaves, The Thurston Moore Band, Courtney Barnett stablemate Fraser A. Gorman, and a Brighton Dome show from Alabama Shakes, making a return appearance after their 2012 slot.

Great Escape will see some 400 acts take the stage at 35 venues across the city, as well as a convention bringing together major industry players and allowing networking opportunities for attending delegates.

The Great Escape takes place 14th-16th May.

The full list of acts so far confirmed for the event are:

1987 / 36? / ACOLLECTIVE / ADAM FRENCH / ADMIRAL FALLOW / AK/DK / ALABAMA SHAKES / ALL TVVINS / ALO WALA / ANDREA BALENCY / ANDY SHAUF / APES / APRIL TOWERS / AQUILO / AURORA / AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA / BAD BREEDING / BAD//DREEMS / BANOFFEE / BELLA FIGURA / BLACK HONEY / BLACK PEAKS / BOOTHROYD / BULLY / C.A.R. / CAIROBI / CHARLES HOWL / CHARLIE STRAW / CHELOU / CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS / CLARENCE CLARITY / CLOSE TALKER / COSMO SHELDRAKE / CREEPER / CREEPOID / DAN BODAN / DARK MOON / DEMOB HAPPY / DJANGO DJANGO / DUTCH UNCLES / ELDER ISLAND / EWERT AND THE TWO DRAGONS / FANTASMA / FISMOLL / FLO MORRISSEY / FLYYING COLOURS / FOREVER PAVOT / FORMATION / FRASER A GORMAN / FREDDIE DICKSON & THE GUARD / FROM INDIAN LAKES / GABRIELLE PAPILLON / GENGAHR / GIRL BAND / GROENLAND / H.HAWKLINE / HÆLOS / HAPPYNESS / HONNE / HUMAN HAIR / IBEYI / IVY & GOLD / JACK GARRATT / JAGAARA / JASMINE THOMPSON / JORDAN KLASSEN / JP COOPER / KAGOULE / KEVIN DEVINE / KIKO BUN / KLAUS JOHANN GROBE / LAKE MALAWI / LAPSLEY / LAURA DOGGETT / LAZYTALK / LE GALAXIE / LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES / LES BIG BYRD / LIFE / LITTLE MAY / LITTLE SIMZ / LOUIS BERRY / LOUIS MTTRS / LOW ROAR / LOYLE CARNER / LUBOMYR MELNYK / MAPEI / MEAT WAVE / MENACE BEACH / MONICA HELDAL / MOUMOON / MT WOLF / MY BABY / NICK BREWER / OCEAÁN / ORLA GARTLAND / OSCA / OSCAR & THE WOLF / PASSEPIED / PIERCE BROTHERS / PINS / POPSTRANGERS / PRETTY VICIOUS / PROM / RAG N BONE MAN / RAT BOY / REAL LIES / REMI / ROLLS BAYCE / SAINT MOTEL / SASKWATCH / SEINABO SEY / SHELTER POINT / SILENCES / SINGLE MOTHERS / SLAVES / SOAK / SONGHOY BLUES / SUNSET SONS / SWAY CLARKE II / TEI SHI / THABO & THE REAL DEAL / THE BOHICAS / THE GARDEN / THE HEARTS / THE LYTICS / THE MAGIC GANG / THE MERRYLEES / THE PICTUREBOOKS / THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT / THE ST PIERRE SNAKE INVASION / THE YOUNG BENJAMINS / THIS BE THE VERSE / THOMSTON / THE THURSTON MOORE BAND / TOBIAS JESSO JR / TOPS / TOR MILLER / TURBOWOLF / TWERPS / TWIN WILD / USA NAILS / VÉRITÉ / VILDE TUV / VODUN / VOGUE DOTS / WALKING ON CARS / WARD THOMAS / YAK / YOSI HORIKAWA / ZUN ZUN EGUI