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Brigton festival announces first line up for 2013

Since it's foundation in 2006 The Great Escape Festival has been among the best places to witness emerging bands DJs and artists before they blow up.

Returning for its eighth year in Brighton from Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th May the festival will invade over thirty venues around the creative hub of the city.  

The festival maybe filled with jangling indie guitars and ferocious punk screams however in the midst of this the are some electronic acts on the verge of a breakthrough alongside some established players

Supporting the sounds of the ones and twos include the innovative electro take of the London duo AlunaGeorge.

Less of a new artist, more the of a royally reconsigned reggae hero that is David Rodigan will be delivering his ultimate playlist of the finest dub vibes, with a winning smile!

The rap rave tendencies of Srufizzer represents the grimier side of things whereas the the dreamy Scottish charms of the Electro pop trio Chvrches will offer a calmer tone.

The Great Escape will bring the best new dance music from all around the world and is the perfect start to the major festival season.

Escape to Brighton for the best in daytime raves and then roll along the sea front to sample some of its evenings darker delicacies.


Various Venues, Brighton | Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th May

3-Day Festival Ticket | £45
3-Day Delegate Ticket | £145
3-Nights At Journeys Hotel + 3-Day Festival Ticket | £135
3-Nights At The Queens Hotel + 3-Day Delegate Ticket | £565


The 1975 | Allah-Las | AlunaGeorge | Awaken I Am | B∆stille | Bear's Den | The Black Heart Rebellion | Blackeye | Blaudzun | Brodka | Caitlin Park | 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 | Kind Krule | Lab Coast | Lawrence Arabia | Lewis Watson | Luke Sital-Singh | Mac Denarco | Made In Japan | Marmozets | MØ | The Naturals | The Neighbourhood | Neighbourhood Youth | Nick Mulvey | Night Engine | Phosphorescent | Portasound | Rainy Milo | Royak 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 Tempelton | The Upskirts | Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Velcro Hooks | Velociraptor | Wall | Wolf Alice | Young Rival | More TBA

Words: David Sullivan