FESTIVAL 101: THE GREAT ESCAPE

May 3, 2013
FESTIVAL 101: THE GREAT ESCAPE



If you’re the kind of person who likes to be in the know about the next big thing, you won’t be disappointed to see 350 acts pile into the pubs and clubs of Brighton’s Great Escape Festival. It’s not all about the headliner here, it’s about the fresh scene, the next big thing, who’s got the grit and who’s going to dominate the radio waves for the year ahead.

FESTIVAL 101: THE GREAT ESCAPE
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The Great Escape has OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT (noooooo)! Never fear dear new music lover, for we have four pairs of tickets to give away. You can high five us later, here’s how to win one of the pairs…

Head on over to our festival page right HERE

Sign up with code UOESCAPE.

Read the T&C’s (just to be safe)

And then keep on reading to find out who we want to get crowd tangled with.

FESTIVAL 101: THE GREAT ESCAPE

The Great Escape experience is, well, great! Bands perform to blow you away, shredding the stage to impress fans as well as the serious industry types with record contracts at the ready. You’ll go home to your friends with a hundred stories beginning with “you should have been there when…”, ” I can’t believe they…”, then eventually, when the new bands break big time, you can boast to your hearts content… “I WAS there…” “I did see it when…”

Fresh from the minds of our Urban crew, here’s who we’ll be going to see at The Great Escape…

Girls Names

One for the garage band lovers. Girls Names will no doubt tear up the stage with their fresh approach a traditional sound.



Darkstar

Advant garde and full of hook. Darkstar are a band for those with plenty of time for experimental noise making.



CHVRCHES

Electro pop with a dark edge. This Scottish three piece were tipped for great things on the BBC promising talent list.



Parquet Courts

All the way from music mecca town Brooklyn NY. It’s punk how it should be…



Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Funky live jam.



Jagwar Ma

Want to know more? Check out our UO interview with the Jagwar gang.



Here’s the rest of the lineup!

FESTIVAL 101: THE GREAT ESCAPE

Comment below and holla who you think we should go and see.