The Great Escape 2009, Brighton, May 14th-16th

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What? The Great Escape Festival.

The festival’s organisers have just announced the first of the lineup for The Great Escape 2009. In case you’re unfamiliar with the event it’s generally a chance to see some good upcoming bands before they get big. Oh and there are a few bigger names thrown in for good measure and to show the new guys how it is done. A wristband gets you into all participating venues accross Brighton. The city isn’t that big so you can comfortably amble between most but there are queues so get to your chosen show early. More than 200 bands play over three days with impromptu shows announced regularly. I’ve been the past two years running and I love it. Highlights last year included Bon Iver and Vampire Weekend.

Check out the lineup thus far:

Metronomy, Kissy Sell Out, Future of the Left, Ben Kweller, Johnny Foreigner, Esser, Passion Pit, Dananananaykroyd, The Big Pink, The Soft Pack, The Chapman Family, Micachu and the Shapes, Let’s Wrestle, Bell X1, VV Brown, Vivian Girls, Golden Silvers, Official Secrets Act, The Handsome Family, Your Twenties, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, It Hugs Back, Pulled Apart by Horses, Middle Class Rut, To The Bones, KASMs, Televised Crimewave, The Joy Formidable, Cassie and the Cassettes, Tin Can Telephone, A Grave With No Name, Yves Klein Blue, The John Steel, Singers, Fanzine

musicmule picks so far:

Metronomy, Passion Pit, The Big Pink, Micachu and the Shapes, Vivian Girls, Golden Silvers, The Joy Formidable.

When? 14th – 16th May 2009

Where? Various venues, Brighton. (lots of accommodation available if you book early, otherwise, it’s only roughly 1hr on train from Victoria)

How Much? Super Early Bird tickets £39.50

Tickets? Here

Golden Silvers – Train For A Brain

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