Great Escape Festival Taster

As more and more festivals across the world are announcing their line-ups ready for the summer, we thought we'd give you a little taster of some of the acts that are appearing at a festival that has quickly established itself as one of the leading UK events to showcase new talent... The Great Escape Festival. And as it's local to us here at Gigseen, we're obviously a little biased.

The festival was formed in 2006 and takes place in Brighton over three days in May, this year landing on the 10th-12th of the month. It's a great way to kickstart the festival season and with only 15,000 music fans attending, it still has a slight intimate feel to it. NME has described it, saying "Think of it as Glastonbury by the sea.”, and Time Out publication said: “This three day music festival and industry conference is Britain’s answer to Texas’s SXSW.”

Over 300 bands will be performing at the festival, as well as taking part in impromptu street gigs all over Brighton, and along with special industry showcases, club nights and label parties, all the ingredients and quirks of the city make this festival the one to go to this summer! Have a listen to some of the bands that have been confirmed to play, and see what you think.

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There's a few for you to get your teeth into. Other acts for you to check out in time for the festival are:

  • Dry The River
  • Spector
  • We Are The Ocean
  • Django Django
  • Grimes
  • DZ Deathrays
  • The Soft
  • Young Dreams, And many, many more!

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