20 must-see artists playing The Great Escape

The stars of tomorrow to catch at Brighton's annual new music conference.

For industry workers and curious fans, Brighton’s May blowout has risen from endearingly shonky (and rather unendearingly indie-schmindie-orientated) dash around town to a date rivalled only by SXSW and CMJ as the essential new music festival. With over 300 bands playing, there is, to be totally frank, a great deal of chaff with the wheat, but the wheat is pretty strong. Below are our list of tips, we hope that they’re useful.

  1. Boy Friend Thursday, The Warren, 8.30pm
  2. Savages Thursday, Corn Exchange, 9.20pm
  3. Tanlines Thursday, Digital, 9.45pm
  4. Jam City Thursday, Audio, 9.50pm
  5. Spoek Mathambo Thursday, Coalition, 10pm
  6. Gabriel Bruce Thursday, The Warren, 10.15pm
  7. M O N E Y Friday, Horatios, 8.30pm
  8. Kwes Friday, Green Door Store, 9.00pm
  9. Grimes Friday, Digital, 8.45pm
  10. Alt J Friday, Blind Tiger, 9.15pm
  11. Doldrums Friday, The Haunt, 9.45pm / Saturday, Green Door Store, 10.30pm
  12. Disclosure Friday, Green Door Store, 10.30pm / Saturday, Audio, 1.00am
  13. Blanck Mass Friday, Pavilion Theatre, 11.00pm
  14. Alunageorge Friday, Coalition, 11.30pm
  15. Forest Swords Saturday, Pavilion Theatre, 12.00am
  16. Koreless Saturday, Coalition, 1.15am
  17. Vondelpark Saturday, The Haunt, 8.00pm
  18. Visions Of Trees Sunday, Fortune of War, 12.00am
  19. Echo Lake Sunday, Green Door Store, 12.30am
  20. Halls Sunday, Green Door Store, 1.30am

Picture taken by Just_Tom at The Great Escape 2006

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