The Great Escape
Various Brighton venues
Until Sat May 10
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Feb 25 2014
Kelis, Jungle, Charli XCX, Chlöe Howl, Ella Eyre, Arthur Beatrice, Fat White Family, Benjamin Clementine, Circa Waves, Courtney Barnett, Denai Moore, Traams, Woman's Hour, Flux Pavilion, Flyte, Future Islands, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Marika Hackman, Rosie Lowe, Royal Blood, September Girls, Shopping, Shy Nature, Theo Verney + more.
For Londoners unfamiliar with The Great Escape: it's Brighton's answer to the (currently defunct) Camden Crawl, except with more varied and usually better acts, if we're honest, and fewer stalls selling overpriced Che Guevara t-shirts and fake Zippos.
The music takes place at various bars, clubs, halls and other temporary venues across the city, and although it's a key event for music industry types to 'network' (read: drink more than usual), for everyone else it's basically a good excuse to catch loads of cool upcoming bands and DJs.
The big shows at the Brighton Dome on Friday and Saturday nights require a special ticket, but apart from that one wristband will get you into any gigs at the festival. Soundtracking your seaside reverie will be a plethora of hip art rock acts, edgy indie bands, singer-songwriters and a few electronic acts as well. Go and get some seaside air and remember to make constant puns about Brighton rock(ing) – it's the right thing to do.