BRIGHTON 14th, 15th, 16th MAY 2009
CONFIRMED FOR THE GREAT ESCAPE
LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION * BRITISH SEA POWER * BLACK LIPS * LITTLE BOOTS * CAGE THE ELEPHANT * HOLY FUCK * MONGREL * IPSO FACTO * THE PIPETTES * LIAM FINN * MIKA MIKO * OX.EAGLE.LION.MAN. * BETH JEANS HOUGHTON * S.C.U.M * HUNTING THE MINOTAUR * SCREAMING TEA PARTY * ARTEFACTS FOR SPACE TRAVEL * THE TEMPER TRAP * EVERYTHING EVERYTHING * THE INVISIBLE * THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART * WOODPIGEON * CHEW LIPS * THE MISERABLE RICH *THE ARKELLS * YOUVES
MANY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
4th YEAR OF EUROPE’S PREMIERE NEW MUSIC EVENT
The Great Escape is thrilled to confirm the mighty Kasabian for this year’s event. Due to release their third, Dan the Automator produced, studio album in April, Kasabian will deliver a gilt edged salvo of brand new psychedelic funk, as well as songs cherry picked from their anthemic back catalogue. As a separately ticketed event, access is not guaranteed with a TGE wristband. Kasabian fans will be able to buy a Kasabian only ticket for £22.50 + booking fee Click Here and anyone attending The Great Escape can buy a 3-day TGE / Kasabian joint ticket for £62+booking fee Click Here
Joining Kasabian on the line up for Brighton’s premiere annual festival will be flower punksters The Black Lips, heavyweight indie-rap supergroup Mongrel, the folk-driven indie rock of Lightspeed Champion, electro-pop doyen and BBC Sound of 2009 winner Little Boots, Canadian groove juggernaut Holy Fuck and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man who have just released the 2nd of the EP trilogy, Opus 2 – Obscured by a Setting Sun.
Also playing this year’s landmark showcase event will be local bands British Sea Power and The Pipettes, plus Cage The Elephant, Chew Lips, Mika Miko, Beth Jeans Houghton, Screaming Tea Party, Artefacts For Space Travel, Apples, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Miserable Rich, Woodpigeon and The Arkells will all be travelling to southern shores for some serious gig action.
With all-girl garage rockers Ipso Facto, Betchadupa front-man Liam Finn, Melbourne’s The Temper Trap, off-kilter popsters Everything Everything, The Invisible’s genre-hopping, the feedback-soaked S.C.U.M and Hunting The Minotaur’s dual riffage all set to make appearances.
Tickets can be purchased at www.escapegreat.com.
Earlybird tickets are now available priced just £39.50 Click Here
3-day TGE / Kasabian joint ticket for £62 + booking fee Click Here
A Kasabian only ticket is available for £22.50 + booking fee Click Here
Hotel bookings can also be made through the site Click Here
BANDS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED INCLUDE
Metronomy * Kissy Sell Out * Future of the Left * Ben Kweller * Johnny Foreigner * Esser * Passion Pit * Dananananaykroyd * The Big Pink * The Soft Pack * The Chapman Family * Micachu and the Shapes * Let’s Wrestle * Bell X1 * VV Brown * Vivian Girls * Golden Silvers * Official Secrets Act * The Handsome Family * Your Twenties * An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump * It Hugs Back * Pulled Apart by Horses * Middle Class Rut * To The Bones * KASMs * Televised Crimewave * The Joy Formidable