The Great Escape is excited to announce the first acts confirmed to perform over 16th-18th May when it returns to Brighton for its eighth year running.
Firmly established as Europe’s answer to SXSW, this year’s three day festival will present the hottest emerging talent, from the local to the international, to over 16,000 music lovers in 30+ venues.
With the foundations of another taste-making line-up already in place the first acts announced sees an eclectic collection of genres come together to form a compelling hybrid of sounds; from the melodies of dreamy lo-fi pop trio UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA to the reflective and rapturous compositions of critically acclaimed TOM ODELL to the immersive soundscapes of KING KRULE and thrashing guitars of US melodic hardcore outfit TITLE FIGHT.
The preliminary program also includes the haunting ballads of 1940s lounge singer-by-way-of Graceland EDDI FRONT, electro innovators ALUNAGEORGE, dancehall DJ master DAVID RODIGAN, ferocious genre-distorting grime artist SCRUFIZZER and slick synth magic from lyrical electro-pop threesome CHVRCHES.
This year’s festival will also see the return of the magnificent BΔSTILLE*, who first dished out doses of their own-brand of melodic storytelling at a tiny venue to rapturous crowds in 2011, and now two years later will storm the festivals biggest stage. Following the release of their much anticipated debut album out in March, the four piece will play the Brighton Dome at TGE 2013.
The line up so far also includes THE 1975 / ALLAH-LAS / ALUNAGEORGE / AWAKEN I AM / BΔSTILLE / BEAR'S DEN / THE BLACK HEART REBELLION / BLACKEYE / BLAUDZUN / BRODKA / CAITLIN PARK / CHARLIE STRAIGHT / CHILDHOOD / CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS / CHVRCHES / CLOUD BOAT / COUSINS / CUB SCOUTS / DAN CROLL / DARK STAR / DAVID RODIGAN / DEL BARBER / DINGUS KHAN / DINOSAUR PILE-UP / DRENGE / DUNE / EAGULLS / ECHO AND THE EMPRESS / EDDI FRONT / ED HARCOURT / ELIZA AND THE BEAR / FIST CITY / FOAM LAKE / GALLOPS / HOW TO DRESS WELL / HUMANS / HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY / INDIANS / JACCO GARDNER / KING KRULE / LAB COAST / LAWRENCE ARABIA / LEWIS WATSON / LUKE SITAL-SINGH / MAC DEMARCO / MADE IN JAPAN / MARMOZETS / MØ / THE NATURALS / THE NEIGHBOURHOOD / NEIGHBOURHOOD YOUTH / NICK MULVEY / NIGHT ENGINE / PHOSPHORESCENT / PORTASOUND / RAINY MILO / ROYAL CANOE / RYAN KEEN / SAN ZHI / SKATERS / SKIP&DIE / SLEEPMAKEWAVES / SNAKADAKTAL / SOAK / SPECTRES / STONEFIELD / SUPERFOOD / SWEET BABOO / SWIM DEEP / TELEMAN / TO KILL A KING / TOM ODELL / TOMORROW'S WORLD / TOWNS / TRES B / THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON / THE UPSKIRTS / UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA / VELCRO HOOKS / VELOCIRAPTOR / WALL / WOLF ALICE / YOUNG RIVAL with many more to be announced soon.
*A small number of shows will take place at The Dome in Brighton. The first of the 2013 Dome Shows to be announced is BΔSTILLE. 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 at www.escapegreat.com