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The Great Escape First Acts Announced

The Great Escape First Acts Announced

Ben Kweller, Metronomy and Passion Pit are amongst the first acts to be copnfirmed for this year's Great Escape Festival in Brighton.

Showcasing over 300 acts across 34 venues in the town from May 14-16, the annual event will be bigger than ever before.

Also confirmed in the first batch of artists are Micachu And The Shapes, and The big Pink.

The Great Escape's director Jon Mcildowie launching this year's festival says: "We're delighted to be presenting some of the best new music from all over the world at this year's Great Escape. Each year we've been fortunate to have early shows with artists such as The Ting Tings, Klaxons and Gossip. We expect this year to be even better."

As in previous years, Uncut will host a stage, more details to be revealed in due course.

Get tickets and more info here: Escapegreat.com

Artists confirmed for The Great Escape so far are:

Metronomy
Kissy Sell Out
Future Of The Left
The Big Pink
Passion Pit
Micachu And The Shapes
It Hugs Back
Esser
VV Brown
Ben Kweller
Johnny Foreigner
Dananakroyd
Let's Wrestle
The Chapman Family Your Twenties
Golden Silvers
Bell X1
Kasms
The Soft Pack
An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump
Vivian Girls
Middle Class Rut Pulled Apart By Horses
A Grave With No Name
Tin Can Telephone
Yves Klein Blues
John Steel Blues Band
The Joy Formidable
To The Bones
Cassie And The Cassettes
Fanzine

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