Loads more acts announced for The Great Escape: Kasabian, Lightspeed Champion, Little Boots, British Sea Power, The Black Lips, Cage The Elephant, Holy Fuck, Mongrel....
KASABIAN CONFIRMED AS HEADLINER FOR THE GREAT ESCAPE
PLUS ALSO ANNOUNCING:
LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION / LITTLE BOOTS / BRITISH SEA POWER /
THE BLACK LIPS / CAGE THE ELEPHANT / HOLY FUCK / MONGREL /
CHEW LIPS / IPSO FACTO / THE PIPETTES / LIAM FINN / MIKA MIKO / OX.EAGLE.LION.MAN. / BETH JEANS HOUGHTON / S.C.U.M /
HUNTING THE MINOTAUR / SCREAMING TEA PARTY /
ARTEFACTS FOR SPACE TRAVEL / THE TEMPER TRAP /
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING / THE INVISIBLE /
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART /
THE MISERABLE RICH / WOODPIGEON /
THE ARKELLS / APPLES
MAY 14TH, 15TH, 16TH 2009 – BRIGHTON
4th YEAR OF EUROPE’S PREMIERE NEW MUSIC EVENT
3 DAYS / 34 VENUES / 300 OF THE WORLD’S BEST NEW BANDS
The Great Escape is thrilled to confirm the mighty Kasabian as headliners for this year’s event. Due to release their third, Dan the Automator produced, studio album in April, Kasabian will deliver a gilt edged salvo of brand new psychedelic funk, as well as songs cherry picked from their anthemic back catalogue. As a separately ticketed event, access is not guaranteed with a TGE wristband. Kasabian fans will be able to buy a Kasabian only ticket for £22.50 + booking fee and anyone attending The Great Escape can buy a 3-day TGE / Kasabian joint ticket for £62+booking fee available through www.escapegreat.com
Joining Kasabian on the line up for Brighton’s premiere annual festival will be flower punksters The Black Lips, heavyweight indie-rap supergroup Mongrel, the folk-driven indie rock of Lightspeed Champion, electro-pop doyen and BBC Sound of 2009 winner Little Boots, Canadian groove juggernaut Holy Fuck and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man who have just released the 2nd of the EP trilogy, Opus 2 - Obscured by a Setting Sun.
Also playing this year’s landmark showcase event will be local bands British Sea Power and The Pipettes, plus Cage The Elephant, Chew Lips, Mika Miko, Beth Jeans Houghton, Screaming Tea Party, Artefacts For Space Travel, Apples, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Miserable Rich, Woodpigeon and the The Arkells will all be travelling to southern shores for some serious gig action.
With all-girl garage rockers Ipso Facto, Betchadupa front-man Liam Finn, Melbourne’s The Temper Trap off-kilter popsters Everything Everything, The Invisible’s genre-hopping, the feedback-soaked S.C.U.M and Hunting The Minotaur’s dual riffage all also set to make appearances.
Tickets can be purchased www.escapegreat.com
Earlybird tickets are now available priced just £39.50
3-day TGE / Kasabian joint ticket for £62 + booking fee
A Kasabian only ticket is available for £22.50 + booking fee,
Hotel and travel bookings can also be made through the site.
Full Confirmed Line Up So Far:
Kasabian / British Sea Power / The Black Lips / The Big Pink / Holy Fuck / Little Boots / The Chapman Family / Passion Pit / Lightspeed Champion / Metronomy / The Handsome Family / Future Of The Left / Johnny Foreigner / Danananakroyd / The Joy Formidable / Chew Lips / To The Bones / Kasms / Your Twenties / Esser / Pulled Apart By Horses / The Soft Pack / Cage The Elephant / Kissy Sellout / The Pipettes / VV Brown / Lets Wrestle / Official Secrets Act / Televised Crimewave / Golden Silvers / Ben Kweller / Beth Jeans Houghton / Micachu and the Shapes / The Invisible / Ox. Eagle. Lion. Man. / It Hugs Back / Screaming Tea Party / Artefacts for Space Travel / Vivian Girls / The Pains of Being Pure of Heart / The Miserable Rich / Woodpigeon / Beast / A Grave With No Name / Yves Klein Blue / The John Steel Singers / Middle Class Rut / The Arkells / An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump / Fanzine / Cassie & The Cassettes / Ipso Facto / S.C.U.M / Hunting the Minotaur / Apples / Mika Miko