As you can see on our About section, we pride ourselves on throwing at least one mean party every year at The Great Escape Festival. As we build up to what will be our third consecutive year in a row we’re now well known for this annual shindig. As 300 bands and the entire UK music industry descend on Brighton’s seaside for a weekend of new music, we do our best to provide a genuine highlight among the many highlights.
This year should prove to be one of the most exciting shows we’ve ever embarked on. We usually throw our parties in the after hours, but this year we wanted to be part of the opening shows on the first day, so we catch everyone at their most excited, well before the festival fatigue kicks in. We have four awesome bands being showcased at one of Brighton’s key music venues, The Green Door Store, from midday until 4pm, on Thursday afternoon.
The second you’ve registered for your wristbands and passes at the main festival hub in town, get yourselves over to our venue to catch the below bands and kick off your weekend in style. We’ve decided to really wear our home city of Brighton as a badge of honour at this year’s show, with three of the four bands on offer hailing from this city. Here’s the list of players…
ANNEKA – You can see from our coverage, (back here), that we truly believe in this talented new Brighton artist and her exceptionally beautiful vocals. With an armoury of samples and machines around her she creates a synchronized show that’s as clever as it is hypnotic.
US BABY BEAR BONES – You could call this Brighton trio quirky, or cute, but that misses the depth and intricate work that is on offer with their unique music. It’s absolutely irresistible so it’s no wonder they’ve been whipping around the key music blogs this year.
CAVE PAINTING – These guys are often talked about as Brighton’s most promising band. Their wonderful, anthemic tunes certainly pitches them as serious contenders, and we’re already seeing them adorning magazine covers and packing out shows. They’re aiming for stadiums, so come and see them in a small venue whilst you still have the chance.
RANGLEKLODS – Flying in from Copenhagen, specifically to play our showcase, Denmark’s answer to James Murphy will be one of the most exciting artists on offer at this year’s festival. We expect record label A&R’s as well as the mainstream music media in the audience for this one.