Caitlin Park graces The Great Escape
The Great Escape Festival never fails to deliver abso-bloody-amazing new talent. So it’s no surprise that it recently made a pretty impressive first and second act announcement for when it returns to Brighton from 16th-18th May. Firmly established as Europe’s answer to SXSW, this year’s three-day festival will once again present the hottest emerging acts, from the local to the international, to over 16,000 music lovers in 30+ venues. And there are some familiar faces on the bill.
We’re insanely excited that the award-winning CAITLIN PARK will be bringing her beautiful folktronic sounds to British shores. We first saw her play ages ago in Sydney and have been championing her ever since. Elsewhere, we really dig UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA both live and on record and electro innovators ALUNAGEORGE have also been on our radar for a while. We’re also looking forward to the slick synth magic from lyrical electro-pop threesome CHVRCHES and we certainly won’t be missing ED HARCOURT or the awesome HOW TO DRESS WELL. Elsewhere, we’re looking forward to those HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY, the mysterious THE NEIGHBOURHOOD and roof-raisers VELOCIRAPTOR. Then, of course, there’s BΔSTILLE, who will play the first of the festival’s three headline Brighton Dome Shows. The second announcement includes the legendary BILLY BRAGG (yay!), Brighton-based THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER and our chums from Sydney, JAGWAR MA.
The excellent line up so far also includes (deep breath…) 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 A TRIBE CALLED RED / AA WALLACE / ANDY SHAUF / ARCANE ROOTS / ATLAS GENIUS / BABE / THE BALCONIES / BEACH FOSSILS / BIG WAVE RIDERS / BILLY BRAGG*/ BLUE HAWAII / BROOKE CANDY / CAIRO PYTHIAN / CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT / CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN / [CHAMPAGNE] / CONCRETE KNIVES / DANIEL DRUMZ / DEEP SEA ARCADE / DIANE / DIIV / THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER / ELISAPIE / EYE EMMA JEDI / FARAO / FIMBER BRAVO / FINDLAY / GIRLS IN HAWAII / GOLDEN FABLE / HACKTIVIST / HIGHASAKITE / HOUNDMOUTH / THE HOUNDS BELOW / HUSKY RESCUE / IGGY AZALEA / INDIANA / IS TROPICAL / JACKIE ONASSIS / JAGWAR MA / JENNY HVAL / JOE BANFI / KAMP! / KIMBERLY ANNE / KINS / KODALINE / LITTLE GREEN CARS / LONDON GRAMMAR / LORD HURON / LOSTALONE / LOWELL / MARIKA HACKMAN / MAUSI / MAZES / MEL PARSONS / THE MIDNIGHT BEAST** / MIKAL CRONIN / MO KENNEY / MONOPHONA / MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY / MURDER BY DEATH / MURMANSK / NO CEREMONY /// / AN ON / ONLY REAL / OWLLE / PARLOUR / PARQUET COURTS / PHANTOM / PINKUNOIZU / PLASTER / RAH RAH / REBEKKA KARIJORD / RUBIK / RUEN BROTHERS / SAINT MICHEL / SARAH MACDOUGALL / SAY YES DOG / SHARKS / STEVIE NEALE / STORY BOOKS / SUSANNE SUNDFØR / SYRON / TALL SHIPS / TEMPLES / DANCING YEARS / THE ELWINS / THE GRISWOLDS / THE OTHER TRIBE / THE STRYPES / THREE TRAPPED TIGERS / THUMPERS / TODDLA T SOUND / TRIPWIRES / TROUMACA / UNNO / WARM MYTH / WHITE FENCE / WOODS / YAN WAGNER / YOUR FAVOURITE ENEMIES, with even more to be announced soon. How many bands can you fit into one festival??
Billy Bragg told us: “With my new band and new sounding record, I feel as excited now as I did when my first album ‘Life’s A Riot with Spy vs Spy’ came out all those years ago, so it’s brilliant to be invited to play at The Great Escape alongside such a great roster of new acts. I’m really looking forward to coming back to the Brighton Dome too – I’ve always had such a brilliant time there.”
Running alongside the festival is The Great Escape convention which will once again host a variety of insightful industry talks, panel debates, targeted networking sessions and keynote interviews for industry professionals and music business fans.
Super Early Bird festival tickets have now SOLD OUT but music lovers still have the opportunity to buy Early Bird tickets at the ridiculously cheap price of only £45 for three-day access to the festival. This small run of cut-price tickets can be purchased via the Great Escape website or in person at Resident records in Brighton. Early Bird delegate passes are one sale at £145, available from the Great Escape website.
The Great Escape Festival takes place in Brighton on 16-18 MAY 2013. For full ticket news (including Dome show top ups), hotel and hostel packages and all the latest updates, keep an eye on the Great Escape website.