Alabama Shakes and Django Django are among 150 artists announced for this year's Great Escape festival. The annual convention sees over 400 artists play between May 14-16, 2015, at 35 venues around Brighton.
Alabama Shakes and Django Django are among 150 artists announced for this year’s Great Escape festival. The annual convention sees over 400 artists play between May 14-16, 2015, at 35 venues around Brighton.
US band Alabama Shakes will headline the Brighton Dome venue as part of the annual seaside festival, having made their first appearance in front of just 400 people in 2012.
The band said, “We are very happy to return to Brighton for The Great Escape. We had a blast last time. We just finished our new record and very excited to share it with the TGE audience.”
Other names to appear on the first lineup announcement today include The Thurston Moore Band, Slaves, Tobias Jesso Jr, Dutch Uncles, Lubomyr Melnyk, H Hawkline, Real Lies and Twerps. Check out the full list of names below.
Festival Director Kat Morris said: “The Great Escape is extremely proud to champion emerging talent and creativity across the entire music industry. For the past decade, TGE has given upcoming artists the opportunity to perform for 18,000 passionate fans each year who are all hugely supportive of new music. To mark this very special 10th anniversary, we are excited to be bringing back some very special guests who have all performed iconic and memorable shows in previous years to play alongside 400 of 2015’s hottest emerging artists from across the world.”
For more information visit The Great Escape website.
The Great Escape lineup so far:
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Choir Of Young Believers
Ewert and The Two Dragons
Fraser A Gorman
Freddie Dickson & The Guard
From Indian Lakes
Ivy & Gold
Klauss Johann Grobe
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
Les Big Bird
Oscar & The Wolf
Rag N Bone Man
Sway Clarke II
Thabo & The Real Deal
The Magic Gang
The Riptide Movement
The St Pierre Snake Invasion
The Young Benjamins
This Be The Verse
The Thurston Moore Band
Tobias Jesso Jr
Zun Zun Egui
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