After Sufjan Stevens and DJ Shadow were confirmed for Brighton's Great Escape festival earlier this week, there's are now some more bands announced. And most of them are pretty good. Here is a massive list of them:
Example, Frank Turner, The Vaccines, The Naked and Famous, Gang Gang Dance, YUCK, The Radio Dept., Dinosaur Pile-Up, Cults, Holy Ghost!, Devlin, Ed Sheeran, The Antlers, Mona, Suuns, Chad Valley, The Phantom Band, Josh T. Pearson, The Phoenix Foundation, And so I Watch you from Afar, Fixers, Alex Winston, Luke Abbott, Grimes, Actress, 2:54, Cloud Control, Ps I Love U, Handsome Furs, Oh Land, K.Flay, James Vincent McMorrow, Thus:Owls, The Staves, CHLLNGR, The Secret Sisters, Yaaks, Sissy & the Blisters, Niki & The Dove, Alex Clare, Planningtorock, Cloud Nothings, Braids, Stars Slinger, Alexander Tucker, Houuse de Racket, Talking Pictures, Dark Horses, Blood Command, Team Ghost, Anoraak,, Funeral Suits, Malpas, Saint Saviour, Dean McPhee, Luluc, EMA, Bones, Hind Ear, Radio Radio, Fiction, Rhob Cummingham, ANR, Idiot Glee, Hey Rosetta!, To the Bones, The Dog is Dead, DM Stith, Breton, Duzheknew, Comanechi, Die! Die! Die!, Mazes, Plaster of Paris, Cascadeur, Us Baby Bear Bones and Alpines.
That is an awful lot. There's also the return of the street gigs this year, sponsored by Relentless the energy drink in a gigantic can. The Great Escape 2011 runs from May 12-14 in many venues across the wonderful settlement of Brighton. More details and tickets can be found here.