Well, Brighton Noise has just finished listening to the first 86 Great Escape artists and they have to go and announce another 100 don’t they! Joking aside it’s an exciting day and it really feels like the best 3 days in Brighton is just around the corner. And it’s a sunny day…what more could you ask for?
Quickly browsing the list some great additions and favourites with Noise writers; Woods, Jan Wagner, Mazes, Is Tropical, Brighton’s Kins, Three Trapped Tigers.
Here are all the latest additions (in the Great Escape’s words).
Firmly established as the UK’s answer to SXSW and now in its eighth year, TGE is primed to offer a programme that transcends the boundaries of genres to give music lovers a medley of sounds: Those in need of a fix of unhinged hip-hop can look to IGGY AZALEA and BROOKE CANDY but will be equally charmed by the alt-country homegrown harmonies of LITTLE GREEN CARS. Brighton-based THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER, famed for ferocious live performances, will play across town from 90s Americana masters MAZES, while DJ/Producer TODDLA T SOUND will bring his phenomenal mixes to the seaside. The infectious tunes of MAUSI will herald the arrival of summer in the city, whilst crowds will be entertained by pop culture rap satirists THE MIDNIGHT BEAST**, or whisked back to The Cavern by wunderkind four piece, THE STRYPES.
Taking to the Brighton Dome stage in 2013 is the legendary BILLY BRAGG*, whose impassioned outlook has inspired countless audiences and artists alike in his 30-year career.
Bragg comments: “With my new band and new sounding record, I feel as excited now as I did when my first album ‘Life’s A Riot with Spy vs Spy’ came out all those years ago, so it’s brilliant to be invited to play at The Great Escape alongside such a great roster of new acts. I’m really looking forward to coming back to the Brighton Dome too – I’ve always had such a brilliant time there.”
The new acts announced today are as follows: A TRIBE CALLED RED / AA WALLACE / ANDY SHAUF / ARCANE ROOTS / ATLAS GENIUS / BABE / THE BALCONIES / BEACH FOSSILS / BIG WAVE RIDERS / BILLY BRAGG*/ BLUE HAWAII / BROOKE CANDY / CAIRO PYTHIAN / CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT / CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN / [CHAMPAGNE] / CONCRETE KNIVES / DANIEL DRUMZ / DEEP SEA ARCADE / DIANE / DIIV / THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER / ELISAPIE / EYE EMMA JEDI / FARAO / FIMBER BRAVO / FINDLAY / GIRLS IN HAWAII / GOLDEN FABLE / HACKTIVIST / HIGHASAKITE / HOUNDMOUTH / THE HOUNDS BELOW / HUSKY RESCUE / IGGY AZALEA / INDIANA / IS TROPICAL / JACKIE ONASSIS / JAGWAR MA / JENNY HVAL / JOE BANFI / KAMP! / KIMBERLY ANNE / KINS / KODALINE / LITTLE GREEN CARS / LONDON GRAMMAR / LORD HURON / LOSTALONE / LOWELL / MARIKA HACKMAN / MAUSI / MAZES / MEL PARSONS / THE MIDNIGHT BEAST** / MIKAL CRONIN / MO KENNEY / MONOPHONA / MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY / MURDER BY DEATH / MURMANSK / NO CEREMONY /// / AN ON / ONLY REAL / OWLLE / PARLOUR / PARQUET COURTS / PHANTOM / PINKUNOIZU / PLASTER / RAH RAH / REBEKKA KARIJORD / RUBIK / RUEN BROTHERS / SAINT MICHEL / SARAH MACDOUGALL / SAY YES DOG / SHARKS / STEVIE NEALE / STORY BOOKS / SUSANNE SUNDFØR / SYRON / TALL SHIPS / TEMPLES / DANCING YEARS / THE ELWINS / THE GRISWOLDS / THE OTHER TRIBE / THE STRYPES / THREE TRAPPED TIGERS / THUMPERS / TODDLA T SOUND / TRIPWIRES / TROUMACA / UNNO / WARM MYTH / WHITE FENCE / WOODS / YAN WAGNER / YOUR FAVOURITE ENEMIES with many more to be announced soon.