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The Great Escape returns to Brighton from May 14th-16th this year.
As Europe's biggest new music-devoted festival, The Great Escape has a habit of putting a huge number of future stars on over one weekend. Taking place across multiple venues (one wristband gets you entry to all venues), this year's festival sees newcomers (like Tobias Jesso Jr., Girl Band, Real Lies, etc.) play alongside familiar names (Django Django, The Thurston Moore Band).
There are a bunch of Dummy faves in there – Dan Bodan, TOPS, Boothroyd, and so on – as well as a bunch of stuff you've never heard of that's just waiting to be discovered! (Or, as is more likely, forgotten about after six months of 'buzz' has worn off and they end up trapped in a terrible major label contract.)
As is customary for The Great Escape, which is as much a music industry showcase as it is a music festival, The Great Escape convention will run alongside the shows, featuring panels, keynote speeches, and other events such as: Music Licensing – Explained At Last!, and How To Sell Out Gracefully – Better Brand Partnerships.
Three-day festival passes, which give access to all core The Great Escape shows, are priced at £49.50 and can be bought here. Delegate passes, which give you access to convention events and priority access at shows, are available at £145 here.
The Great Escape 2015 lineup
1987 / 36? / Acollective / Adam French / Admiral Fallow / Ak/dk / Alabama Shakes / All Tvvins / Alo Wala / Andrea Balency / Andy Shauf / Apes / April Towers / Aquilo / Aurora / Awesome Tapes From Africa / Bad Breeding / Bad//dreems / Banoffee / Bella Figura / Black Honey / Black Peaks / Boothroyd / Bully / C.A.R. / Cairobi / Charles Howl / Charlie Straw / Chelou / Choir Of Young Believers / Clarence Clarity / Close Talker / Cosmo Sheldrake / Creeper / Creepoid / Dan Bodan / Dark Moon / Demob Happy / Django Django / Dutch Uncles / Elder Island / Ewert And The Two Dragons / Fantasma / Fismoll / Flo Morrissey / Flyying Colours / Forever Pavot / Formation / Fraser A Gorman / Freddie Dickson & The Guard / From Indian Lakes / Gabrielle Papillon / Gengahr / Girl Band / Groenland / H.Hawkline / Hælos / Happyness / Honne / Human Hair / Ibeyi / Ivy & Gold / Jack Garratt / Jagaara / Jasmine Thompson / Jordan Klassen / JP Cooper / Kagoule / Kevin Devine / Kiko Bun / Klaus Johann Grobe / Lake Malawai / Lapsley / Laura Doggett / Lazytalk / Le Galaxie / Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires / Les Big Byrd / Life / Little Mary / Little Simz / Louis Berry / Louis Mttrs / Low Roar / Loyle Carner / Lubomyr Melnyk / Mapei / Meat Wave / Menace Beach / Monica Heldal / Moumoon / Mt Wolf / My Baby / Nick Brewer / Oceaán / Orla Gartland / Osca / Oscar & The Wolf / Passepied / Pierce Brothers / Pins / Popstrangers / Pretty Vicious / Prom / Rag N Bone Man / Rat Boy / Real Lies / Remi / Rolls Bayce / Saint Motel / Saskwatch / Seinabo Sey / Shelter Point / Silences / Single Mothers / Slaves / Soak / Songhoy Blues / Sunset Sons / Sway Clarke II / Tei Shi / Thabo & The Real Deal / The Bohicas / The Garden / The Hearts / The Lytics / The Magic Gang / The Merrylees / The Picturebooks / The Riptide Movement / The St Pierre Snake Invasion / The Young Benjamins / This Be The Verse / Thomston / The Thurston Moore Band / Tobias Jesso Jr / TOPS / Tor Miller / Turbowolf / Twerps / Twin Wild / Usa Nails / Vérité / Vilde Tuv / Vodun / Vogue Dots / Walking On Cars / Ward Thomas / Yak / Yosi Horikawa / Zun Zun Egui
The Great Escape takes place across multiple venues in Brighton from May 14th-16th 2015 (buy tickets).