The third wave of names for The Great Escape Festival 2012 are upon us...
Let's kick things off with the latest additions to the three nights of DiS curated music, which take place from 10th-12th May in Brighton. We've already announced some of the acts playing our bills: Errors, When Saints Go Machine, New Look, Eight And a Half, The Soft plus the DiS vs Erased Tapes Records night with Nils Frahm, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and The British Expeditionary Force. And now we've got two more names for our stages to reveal, and then a 140+ more acts for the festival itself to reveal...
You may remember a lot of love on DiS around the time of the release of Irish songwriter Gemma Hayes' Mercury-nominated, Dave Fridmann-produced debut album Night On My Side. You may be thinking, there hasn't been that much on here about her albums since but the love has never subsided. In fact, there is barely a Sunday that drifts by in my household without her rich voice purring from the stereo, so I'm really excited that she's coming to play for us in Brighton.
We're thrilled to reveal our headliner for Thursday night at the Great Escape will be cult-hero Ben Kweller. It's almost 20 years since he formed sugar-metallers Radish, yet he somehow still looks like a teenager. He'll be sha-lala-ing and strumming for us at the Komedia.
There are 141 acts joining the bill today (I've updated our Great Escape Spotify playlist with some of these additions. Here is the list in full (we can't be bothered to re-format these into lowercase, soz!)...
BASS DRUM OF DEATH / ST LUCIA / PORCELAIN RAFT / GAZ COOMBES / JETHRO FOX / FILMS OF COLOUR / TREETOP FLYERS / HANNAH COHEN / CLOUD NOTHINGS / AMONG BROTHERS / BODY LANGUAGE / RETRO STEFSON / THE BLACK BELLES/ BLACK MOTH/ WE WERE EVERGREEN / WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS / DROP OUT VENUS / TALL SHIPS / FOSSIL COLLECTIVE / I AM OAK / NOVIKA / BUENO BROS / HANS CHEW / GABRIEL AND THE HOUNDS/ ADMIRALL FALLOW / TINY RUINS/ FACE + HEEL / DAUWD / ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE/ REDINHO / LAPALUX / JAM CITY / PAULA & KAROL / DEVIN / SOLAR BEARS / REVEREND AND THE MAKERS / THE BARR BROTHERS / OSO LEONE / JODIE MARIE / CROWNS / THE NATURALS / WE ARE AUGUSTINES / ABI WADE / DOPE D.O.D / JACK SAVORETTI / TWILIGHT SAD / RIZ MC / [ME] / JONAS RATHSMAN / RANDOM IMPULSE / EJ / WILD BELLE / DALEY / REVERE / ENJOYED / SWISS LIPS / LUCY ROSE / KARIMA FRANCIS / HATCHAM SOCIAL/ KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES / NEGATIVE PEGASUS / JAPE / SAVOIR ADORE / THE BIG SLEEP / NICOLE ATKINS / THE FRONT BOTTOMS / THE CHEVIN / BWANI JUNCTION / MILK MUSIC / MAYBESHEWILL / ODONIS ODONIS / CERCUEIL / AMATORSKI / MMOTHS / REGAL SAFARI / BLANCK MASS / THRONE / PROPER ORNAMENTS / VIRALS / HALLS / CAVE PAINTING / PAUL THOMAS SAUNDERS / PETE PHILLY / ALBY DANIELS / JIMMY EDGAR / WE BARBARIANS / FEVER FEVER / SEAMS / SYKUR / SX / ALEXANDRE / DESILETS / MISTEUR VALAIRE / THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE / OSO LEONE / AMICS DEL BOSC / NINETTE AND THE GOLDFISH / LAUREL / NEW BUILD / GEMMA HAYES / WE ARE SCIENTISTS / AKING / FARRYL PURKISS / MATTHEW BOURNE / S.C.U.M. / POND / SOME / COMMUNITY / JAKE BUGG / CYMBALS / FANZINE / CLOCK OPERA / THE BOXETTES / THE SHEEPDOGS / O CHILDREN / HEY SHOLAY / I.R.O.K. / NOVELLA / CITIZENS! / I CHING / CHET FAKER / THE KILLGIRLS / WHITE ARROWS / ANOTHERS BLOOD / FRENCH FILMS / BORN GOLD / DEAF CLUB / SLEEP THIEVES / THEME PARK / WE CUT CORNERS
And here are the other acts already confirmed to play The Great Escape this year are:
Africa Express Sound System^/ Maximo Park^/Dry The River / Spector / We Are the Ocean / Friends / Howler / Zulu Winter / Grimes / DZ Deathrays / Nils Frahm / A Winged Victory For The Sullen / Jamie N Commons / Django Django / Eagulls / Perfume Genius / Com Truise / ? (Alt-J) / When Saints Go Machine / Sonic Boom Six / François And The Atlas Mountains / Bos Angeles / Young Dreams / Doldrums / Weird Dreams / Young Magic / The British Expeditionary Force / Max Cooper / Jinja Safari / College, Graphics / Slow Down, Molasses / Mojo Fury / Mallory Knox / Hawk Eyes / Peace / Yukon Blonde / Emma Louise / Juveniles / Binary / Sing Tank /The Soft / Karlmarx / Inland Sea / Half Moon Run / Owlle / Princess Chelsea / Mesparrow / Stranded Horse / Avalanche City / Trust / Jordan Cook / Mujeres / Me And The Bees / Seward / Furguson / Mystery Jets/ Booka Shade / Alambama Shakes / Natty / Lianne La Havas / Ema / Forest Swords / Madeon / Erros / Willy Mason / Rolo Tomassi / Foy Vance / Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny / Micachu and The Shapes / Maxxi Soundsystem / We Have Band / Loney, Dear / Tanlines / New Look / Koreless/ Shabazz Palaces / Toy / Lower That Atlantis / Kwes / Gross Magic / Disclosure / Duologue / Jonquil / Exitmusic / Spoek Mathambo / Haim / Pale Seas / Foxes / Swin Deep / The Computers / The Skints / Antlered Man / Chew Lips / Hooded Fang / Pets with Pets / Tall Ships / Holy State / Wim / Rich Aucoin / Vondelpark / Milagres / Mesparrow / NZCA / Lines / Dillon / Don Broco / Boy / Odonis Odonis / Eighty and a Half / Wet Nuns / Mikill Pane / The Night / Cut Ribbons / Paws / Ben Chaplan and the Casual Smokers / I Ching / Oliver Tank / Gold and Youth / Psychologist / Hot Panda / Fiction / Step-Panther / Pikachunes / Ben Salter / Boxes / Films of Colour / Alunageorge / Flip Grater / Grass House / Husky / JD Mcpherson / Josh Kumra / Lulu James / My Best Friend / Seasfire /Shields / 22 / Jaguar Shark / Violet / Last Dinosaurs / Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf / Jackson Firebird / Massmatiks / Martha Paton
^ = A small number of shows will take place at The Dome in Brighton. The third and final of the 2012 Brighton Dome Shows to be announced is TEMPER TRAP. To ensure guaranteed access at a Brighton Dome Show, attendees can top up their festival wristband for £7 per show, or purchase a separate gig ticket at www.escapegreat.com
To pick up your tickets and to find out more, visit www.escapegreat.com.
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