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The Great Escape news: Line up so far …

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The Great Escape news: Line up so far …

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Line up so far 👉 http://greatescapefestival.com/line-up/
Saver tickets selling fast: http://bit.ly/TGE18FEST



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As the world starts to slowly open up again we are so eager to welcome our music discovery fans back to TGE next year. We’ve been looking over some of our favourite moments from TGE over the years. What have been your standout TGE moments? ... See MoreSee Less

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An unknown Foals on the pier in 2006. The same year, hungover from the night before, whilst sat outside a greasy spoon, a black SUV pulled up and the driver shouted over to us 'wanna come to a secret gig?' Me and my palls all jumped in and he took us to see passenger playing on a tiny little platform besides the seaside railway!! Awesome gig!!!

Hollow Coves, my very first TGE band. Plus Sam Fender at Patterns.

Viagra Boys at the Haunt! Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs at the old market from TGE 2019 🤘🏼 🤘🏼

Crystal Castles at The Barfly 2008 was a riot. Alice spent the gig crowd surfing while singing.

British Sea Power at Sallis Bennie Theatre 2009 The Hold Steady at The Old Market 2010 Kill it Kid at the fish Bowl 2011 Haim at the Psychosocial 2012 Jeremy Loops at The Warren 2013 Augustines at The Concise 2014 Steve'nSeagulls Jubeliee Square 2015 Seazoo at The Latest Music Bar 2016 John Grant at the Sallis Bennie 2017 Life at The Black Lion 2018 Red Rum Club Upstairs at the Albert 2019

Fontaines DC in the tiny Marlborough Theatre 🎸🔥- 2 years ago, now playing Ally Pally 😯😯

Loads of great sets over the years, but Pond at midday in Shipwrights Yard was INSANE

The veils in st Mary’s church. Girl band in bleach, the murder capital in the paginini, crows in some tiny pub who’s name escapes me

Future Islands at Digital was awesome. Viagra Boys and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs with Mark Hyden too 🤘🤘🤘there’s been so many!

So many ... Amazons last year are hard to beat though .. !

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Where to I start? Man Like Me, Friendly Fires, Future Islands...

Villagers, alabama shakes and future islands were good a while back, viagra boys and do nothing were top last year

Confidence Man's late set at the much lamented Sticky Milke's in 2017.

Staying up all night on the beach listening to some famous guitarist playing acoustic versions of Arctic Monkeys and 20 people dancing til the sun came up... Hannah Mackey & Jessie Mackey & Jim McCall probably have some golden memories too...

Idles in the Paganini Ballroom and Sports Team on the Pier.

Snapped Ankles set last year

Like A Motorcycle at Green Door Store in 2017. Awesome set, awesome band.

Touts at Sticky Mike’s was a little bit special. Never seen a band sweat so much but they smashed it!

Last year was my first and loved Fernando Milegrass at the Hope and Ruin and most of the artists at St Mary's Church, Kemptown. What a great festival and so much variety at such a reasonable price. Looking forward to 2021.

The Cribs with Johnny Marr at Fortune of War in 2010. They only let in about 20 people. So lucky to get in

...And So I Watch You From Afar, every time they’ve played! (..And A Few Other Things That Are Unrepeatable On Social Media...).

I discovered Dilly Dally and have played their album, Sore ,so many times . If i hadnt have seen them at Brighton I doubt i would know them now. Ive seen them live twice since and bought the merch.There are so many bands to see it takes days to decide.

Idles in 2018

Lady Bird at The Old Market / VLURE at One Church/ Sports Team at Chalk Live /TRAMPOLENE at The Hope & Ruin

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We are delighted to hear the news that the government have agreed a £1.5bn rescue package for the arts sector. However there is still uncertainty over how this money will be distributed.

Tonight venues across Brighton and the UK will #lightitinred to highlight the huge loss if these venues are not saved from the brink! More info here >> bit.ly/2Z1wAqU
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Last year, the live music industry contributed £4.5bn to the UK economy whilst accounting for over 210,000 jobs.

Today, a huge number of the UK music industry’s workforce is facing unemployment.

Other countries have acknowledged the importance of their music and cultural industries by pledging specific financial support packages.

The UK government has not, so today over 1,500 artists and countless industry professionals have come together to raise awareness through the #letthemusicplay campaign

You can help raise awareness of the campaign by sharing photos or video clips of the last gig you attended using the hashtag #letthemusicplay on your own social pages
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Are big labels doing anything to help?

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One Response

  1. Craig Cochrane says:

    Scott Mackie might be worth a trip? VL and Ninth Wave are playing I’m sure.

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