The Great Escape Festival is delighted to announce that it has a new headline partner for 2007. T-Mobile Street Gigs are joining forces with The Great Escape as the event moves into its second year.
T-Mobile Street Gigs are famed for their surprising and unique take on music and gigs. Intimate and extremely credible, Street Gigs have changed many peoples perception about what is the perfect gig. Head of Sponsorship for T-Mobile, Toby Hester has identified why The Great Escape is the perfect partner. Although there may be over 5000 people attending across the 3 days, the gigs will take place predominately in small venues, this is similar to Street Gigs, but what we really want to do is surprise people. We will be introducing guest appearances, secret performances and exclusive sets all set in unusual locations across Brighton. We really want everyone to go away having had the best experience ever and Im sure they will.
Previously T-Mobile have performed Street Gigs in the Natural History Museum with The Strokes, The Streets in a Lighthouse, Mika in a Circus Tent and The Rakes in a kebab shop. We cant wait to see what theyre planning for The Great Escape – more details to come soon!
The Great Escape Festival, which, as you all know by now returns on the 17th-19th May and looks set to bring the best of live music from across the World back to Brighton is proud to announce 586 (UK), (We Are) Performance (UK), The Airborne Toxic Event (US), The Alones (UK), British Sea Power (UK), Damn Arms (Austrailia), Dananananaykroyd (UK), The Dykeenies (UK), The Early Years (UK), Findlay Brown (UK), From The Wreckage (UK), Future of The Left (UK), The Holloways (UK), James Yorkston (UK), Karima Francis (UK), Last Gang (UK), The Lawries (UK), The Loose Salute (UK), Luke Toms (UK), Make Good Your Escape (UK), Maps (UK), Maths Class (UK), Micah P Hinson (US), One Night Only (UK), Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man (UK), Polytechnic (UK), Reverend And The Makers (UK), Robots In Disguise (UK), Rosa Fears (UK), Sam Isaacs (UK), Scouting for Girls (UK), Sergeant (UK), Small White Light (UK), Soho Dolls (UK), The Sonic Hearts (UK) and South Central (UK) have all been added to this years ever growing line up of hot talent.
Previously The Great Escape Festival announced that the The Magic Numbers will be accompanying the finest up and coming UK artists to be added to this years bill including The Rakes, Mumm-Ra and many more. They will join the cream of new talent from around the World including Sex Panther (Australia), Goose (Belgium), CSS (Brazil) Patrick Wilson (Canada) On No Ono (Denmark) Magenta Skycode (Finland), Nouvelle Vague (France), Polarkreis 18 (Germany), The Immediate (Ireland), zZz (The Netherlands), Die Die Die (New Zealand), 12 Days (Norway), 1990s (Scotland), Nude Girls (South Africa), Hello Saferide (Sweden), Navel (Switzerland), and Willy Mason (United States).
Also included in this exciting selection of the most hotly tipped artists from around the globe for 2007 are:
that Tiny Dancers (UK), Captain (UK), Candie Payne (UK), Consequences (SWE), Cut Off Your Hands (NZ), Foals (UK), Gallows (UK), Jason Pegg (Clearlake) (UK), Land of Talk (CAN), Look See Proof (UK), The Midway State (CAN), Minotaurs (UK), The Moths (UK), Palladium (UK), The Race (UK), These New Puritans (UK), The Young Plan (UK), Children Collide (AUS), Dance With Voices (AUS), Hilltop Hoods (AUS), Bonde do role (BRA), Circlesquare (CAN), Dan Mangan (CAN), Land of Talk (CAN), Les Breastfeeders (CAN), Patrick Watson (CAN), The Besnard Lakes (CAN), Were Marching On (CAN), On No Ono (DEN), Adele (UK), Air Traffic (UK), Ali Love (UK), Archie Bronson Outfit (UK), Art Brut (UK), Black Ghosts (UK), Cherry Ghost (UK), Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip (UK), Does It Offend You Yeah (DJ Set) (UK), Fear of Flying (UK), Foals (UK), Frank Turner(UK), Friendly Fires (UK), Gallows (UK), Ghosts (UK), Good Shoes (UK), Hadouken (UK), Help She Cant Swim (UK), Hot Club De Paris (UK), I LiKE TRAiNS (UK), I Say Marvin (UK), I Was a Cub Scout (UK), Indigo Moss (UK), Jack Penate (UK), Johnny Panic (UK), Kate Nash (UK), Kid Harpoon (UK), Kubichek (UK), Laura Marling (UK), Mechanical Bride (UK), Metro Riots (UK), Mr Hudson (UK), Mumm-Ra (UK), Neils Children (UK), Neon Plastix (UK), Orange Lights (UK), Passenger (UK), Peggy Sue and the Pirates (UK) The Pigeon Detectives (UK), Ripchord (UK), The Dash (UK), The Draytones (UK), The Enemy (UK), The Heights (UK), The Hours (UK), The Kissaway Trail (UK), The Metros (UK), The Moths (UK), The Noisettes (UK), The Rakes (UK), The Sigma (UK), The Strange Death Of Liberal England (UK), The Whip (UK), Trailing Laces (UK), Vincent Vincent and the Villains (UK), Xerox Teens (UK),Yes Boss (UK), Yourcodenameis:milo (UK), Youth Movies (UK), Damn Seagulls (FIN) Rubik (FIN), Peter Von Poehl (FRA), Spleen (FRA), Daniel Benjamin (GER), Jakobinarina (IRE), Channel One (IRE), Textures (HL), Adjagas (NOR), The Lionheart Brothers (NOR), We Are The Physics (SCO), Johnossi (SWE), Elvis Perkins (USA), The Envy Corps (USA) and The Prayers (USA).
The Great Escape Festival will be making regular announcements over the coming weeks as more and more bands and speakers are confirmed for this highly anticipated event.
The Great Escape Festival will continue every night into the wee hours with parties hosted by some of the most respected labels, DJs and club promoters – more details to come soon!
There are a very limited number of tickets still for sale through The Great Escape website: www.escapegreat.com/tickets. You can also purchase tickets from our box office: 08700 400 076, Rounder Records: 19, Brighton Square, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HD Tel: 01273 325440 and from Resident 28, Kensington Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4AL Tel: 01273 606312.
Good news for Londoners attending The Great Escape
Thanks to a special new night train service which leaves Brighton at 23.19, you can soak up all the entertainment at this years Great Escape Festival with no worries about getting back to London. The train will stop at East Croydon and Clapham Junction and arrive at Victoria just after midnight in time for the last tubes home.
What happened last year?
In 2006, its debut year, the Great Escape Festival immediately became Europes best global export ready showcase festival.
After a hard night of hopping between gigs showcasing the best in up and coming international talent, including shows by then unknown acts such as The Gossip, Klaxons, The Kooks and The Fratellis the worlds music industry took to the streets of Brighton, espresso in hand to attend talks and speed dating networking sessions. Speakers included Michael Eavis (Glastonbury Festival), Laurence Bell (Domino), Tony Wadsworth (EMI), Peter Hook (New Order) and Rob da Bank (Radio1 / Sunday Best).
The Great Escape Festival is unique in its International appeal. Year one saw it become the key event for an export ready international act to showcase at, in order to grab the attention of the UK music industry and media. It has also earned itself the reputation of being the best place to come and catch the UKs next big things just before they hit the big time.
2007s Great Escape Festival plans to be bigger and better.
With Brightons larger capacity venues on board for year two it has made it possible to book even bigger bands than last year, enabling even more music fans to share in the experience. We can now confirm that these venues include The Corn Exchange and The Pavilion Theatre.
THE GREAT ESCAPE IS AN INVITATION TO THE BRITISH MUSIC INDUSTRY TO TAKE ITS BUCKET AND SPADE TO THE SEASIDE IN THE ETERNAL SEARCH FOR THE NEXT BIG THING – The Times
AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT – Artrocker
SAME TIME NEXT YEAR!- Mojo
THREE BRILLIANT DAYS, 20 VENUES, 180 BANDS AND ENOUGH MUSIC TO SHAKE A STICK OF ROCK TO – NME
A PACEMAKER FOR THE SWEATY HORDE OF SUMMER FESTIVALS TO COME – The Observer
IF THEY CONTINUE TO BUILD ON THE SUCCESS OF THIS FIRST YEAR, BRIGHTONS WEEKEND OF WORLD MUSIC WILL FAST GROW INTO ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL FESTIVALS OF THE YEAR – The Sun
WE REALLY ENJOYED THE FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT ESCAPE FOR HAVING PUT MUSIC BACK INTO THE INDUSTRY – Les Inrockuptibles (France)
BRIGHTONS FIRST GREAT ESCAPE WAS SUCH A FLYER! I WENT ON TO DO MY HOUR OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS NERVOUSLY TO BEGIN WITH, BUT I SOON PICKED UP ON THE INCREDIBLE FEEDBACK FROM THE AUDIENCE AND FOUND MYSELF ENJOYING IT IMMENSELY. THANKS FOR INVITING ME Michael Eavis
A BRILLIANT ADDITION TO THE UK MUSIC CALENDAR AND THE X-POSURE NIGHTS THERE WERE SOME OF THE BEST GIGS OF THE YEAR BRINGING TOGETHER THE MOST EXCITING NEW BANDS OF 2006¦ I CANT WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN ‘ – John Kennedy, XFM