The Great Escape First Acts Announced

Ben Kweller, Metronomy and Passion Pit all confirmed

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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.

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Artists confirmed for The Great Escape so far are:


Kissy Sell Out

Future Of The Left

The Big Pink

Passion Pit

Micachu And The Shapes

It Hugs Back


VV Brown

Ben Kweller

Johnny Foreigner


Let’s Wrestle

The Chapman Family Your Twenties

Golden Silvers

Bell X1


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


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