Published on March 29th, 2012 | by Lewis Donovan
More acts announced for The Great Escape
The Great Escape 2012 is well on the way to bursting point as a whopping 141 artists are added to the line-up taking this year’s edition to an unparalleled level of showmanship. With a line-up so varied that whatever your musical preference,you will have a schedule full of the hottest breaking artists to see.
The news comes at the same time as a decision from Arts Council England to support the festival with a £38,000 grant. The award is intended to help the festival to deliver local collaborations, education and development and to promote international diversity and collaboration between artists.
To excite, entice and help organise, TGE published its full program by day and venue online at www.escapegreat.com yesterday. The festival will hit Brighton this May.
New artists set to make the trip down to Europe’s leading festival for new music include The Temper Trap, who return to TGE after 3 years to headline our biggest venue, the Brighton Dome, making them a prime example of our journey with breaking bands, Jack White signings The Black Belles on their first UK trip, Supergrass alumnus Gaz Coombes will be preforming his brilliant new work, a string of hot US acts including; We Are Augustines, St Lucia, Body Language, Devin, The Front Bottoms, Cloud Nothings and more, and straight off the back of SXSW, the buzz bands of the event: Haim, Pond and Wild Belles. Peppered amongst this list of budding new artists,we’re also proud to announce a few more established acts like S.C.U.M, We Are Scientists, We WerePromised Jetpacks and Kids in Glass Houses
Temper Trap said: “We can’t wait to play The Great Escape again – being part of the event in 2009 was incredible and 2012 is going to be even better. We’ll be playing songs from our new album, its set to be a very special show”.
The full list of new artists announced yesterday:
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
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