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The Great Escape - 2011

PUBLISHED: 15:57 05 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:18 20 February 2013

The Great Escape - 2011

The Great Escape - 2011

Full line up and what to expect at this years Great escape music festival in Brighton

With this years festival season soon upon us, the Great Escape kicks it all off with a jam packed line up of artists; some you may know, and some you soon will. The line up this year includes:


Friendly Fires (Dome Show), DJ Shadow (Dome Show), Sufjan Stevens (Dome Show), Katy B, Example, The Vaccines, The Naked and Famous, The Joy Formidable, Warpaint, Gang Gang Dance, Villagers, Twin Shadow, Marnie Stern, Alela Diane, Max Richter, YUCK, Brother, The Radio Dept., Devlin, Cults, The Antlers, Ed Sheeran, Little Dragon, Hauschka, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Mona, PVT, Suuns, SBTRKT, 2:54, Ben Howard, Thus:Owls, Josh T. Pearson, The Phantom Band, Fixers, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Chad Valley, D/R/U/G/S, Braids, Big Deal, Matthew and The Atlas, Alex Winston, Luke Abbott, P.S i Love U, Oh Land, K Flay, James Vincent McMorrow, Seams, The Wave Pictures, Trophy Wife, Worriedaboutsatan, CHLLNGR, Teeth, Visions of Trees, Saint Saviour, Team Ghost, Sissy and the Blisters, Tribes, Tripwires, Lucy Swann, Said the Whale, Worship, Marques Toliver, Alex Clare, Becoming Real, Nedry, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, To The Bones, The Secret Sisters, The Soft Moon, ANR, Smoke Faires, Seekae, The Heartbreaks, The Jezabels, The Mountains & The Trees, Spark, The Staves, Brasstronaut, The Holidays, Team ME, The Bonfire, NLF3, Paper Crows, Dutch Uncles, Dan Parsons, Dean McPhee, Deep Sea Arcade, Bonjay, Alexander Tucker, ANORAAK, DZ Deathrays, Ghostpoet, Heathers, Housse de Racket, Luluc, MALPAS, Marcus Foster, Funeral Suits, GaBL


In keeping with his breakthrough album title Example definitely Wont Go Quietly when he hits Brighton this May. His live show is said to be nothing short of brilliant and you will hear new material at this show. Rumours abound that his third album is coming together and will be released in the early summer.


The Vaccines are set for monumental achievements in 2011 and the records and live shows live up to the hype. Their big, woozy rocknroll is said to take some beating.


Grunge revivalists YUCK have been embraced on both sides of the Atlantic, and their Dino-ish feedback howls, Pixies-esque basslines, and Sonic Youth inspired guitar growls make for a captivating live show.


Hugo Manuel AKA Chad Valley brings his unique Oxbridge chill wave to Brighton, making nerdy sound experimentation sound like super-cool-pop.



For the third year running Relentless Energy Drink bring their outdoor daytime shows to The Great Escape. Theres some really interesting talent on offer at this years street gigs. Last year saw standout shows by Funeral Party and Violent Soho among others.The shows are secret until an hour before the performance, and the only way you can find out when and where they are happening is through the TGE text sign-up.


HMVs Next Big Thing comes to Brighton for the first time with Ted Baker. Following an incredibly successful Next Big Thing this February (45 gigs, 143 artists in London), HMV brings its new & breakthrough talent festival to the seaside at The Great Escape.It will feature a mix of talent, either that played and caused a stir at Next Big Thing in February or talent that are ready to join the list of Next Big Thing artists in May.



Brightons Great Escape can claim to be the urban festival with the most improbable venuesthe three day event throws up one big dilemma: do you stick with trying to see bands you already know, or follow the crowds of A&R men in the hope of seeing the next big thing? (The Guardian)


The venues are unusual, the bands are often unknown, and there are more of them than you could possibly hope to handle. But thats the beauty of this three day event; a chance to spot future talent. Dont plan for any sleep, though! (The Independent)


Britains answer to SXSWthe Great Escape festival in Brighton is a cornucopia of vital new music and conferencing for industry pros. (Mojo)


The Great Escape offers an erratic trail through the citys music venuestheres an enormous variety on offer here. (The Guardian Guide)


Cutting edge and up-and-coming local and international acts in 30 Brighton venues. (The Big Issue)


Europes answer to SXSW has been heralded as one of the best festivals around. (Clash)


Gigs take over the city for three days; a mix of established acts and next years Brit-Award contenders. (The Times Playlist)




The Great Escape will take place from 12th to 14th May 2011, at various venues throughout Brighton


3 DAY GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL TICKET-EARLYBIRD: 45


3 DAY FESTIVAL TICKET + SINGLE DOME SHOW TICKET: 51


DOME SHOWS TOP UPS (FOR 3 DAY FESTIVAL TICKET HOLDERS ONLY): 6


STARTING PRICE FOR SINGLE DOME SHOW: 15

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