This year sees the return of The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, which will run from the 17th - 19th May.
Last year's event was retrospectively hailed as a great success, with 5,000 people watching over 180 bands on stages at 20 venues across the seaside town.
This year, things are getting bigger and DiS is so sure it'll prove to be ace that we are proud to have taken up the mantle of official online media partner.
Bands that have already confirmed themselves for 2007's event include CSS, Willy Mason, Mumm-Ra, Mr Hudson & The Library, Foals, Orange Lights, Nouvelle Vague, Help She Can't Swim, Kubichek and Ripchord. Early weekend tickets are available here at a reduced price of £35.
Full line-ups will be announced in due course, but for now any bands wanting to appear at the weekend showcase can apply online - Windows Live Spaces has again teamed up with The Great Escape Festival as "the event’s unique registration process for unsolicited applications".
If that reference of solicitation has aroused your interest and you would like to apply to play at the weekend, you can do so by following the instructions online here. Alternatively, you can send in a CD via post.
For more information go to EscapeGreat.com.