Great Escape festival

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The Great Escape review – Inheaven leave Brighton's new music shindig shaking
The annual seaside showcase brought spring showers and a robust offering of everything from buzzy rap and sardonic synthpop to sampled-fuelled rock

Hannah J Davies

21, May, 2017 @2:44 PM

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The Great Escape festival review – Stormzy caps off Brighton's feast of discovery
New-music weekend brings delight after delight, from South Korean sea shanties with virtuoso violins to grime’s own human bullwhip

David Bennun

22, May, 2016 @11:30 AM

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Great Escape: journey across genres at the Guardian's stage
If you’re heading to Brighton for the Great Escape this weekend, don’t miss our hand-picked lineup at the Sallis Benney theatre on Friday night

Michael Hann

17, May, 2016 @10:15 AM

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The Great Escape festival review – unexpected new sounds thrill Brighton
A mesmerising Kate Tempest and Skepta and JME’s pulverising grime are highlights at the new-music festival

David Bennun

18, May, 2015 @11:18 AM

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Tobias Jesso Jr leads the lineup on the Guardian's stage at the Great Escape festival
On 15 May, Guardian music is taking over a stage at Brighton’s Great Escape festival. Here’s a look at the treats we’ve got in store

Michael Hann

12, May, 2015 @2:20 PM

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Out of tune: how music festival ticket prices keep moving on up
In 2006, going to Latitude would have cost £95, today it will set you back more than £190 as the price of live music events has risen way ahead of inflation

Rupert Jones

02, May, 2015 @6:00 AM

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The Great Escape festival review – rock thrills aplenty, if you can get in

The programme is pretty heavy on guitar bands, and overcrowding is rife, but Brighton's mini-festival still delivers some real treats, writes Alexis Petridis

Alexis Petridis

11, May, 2014 @3:59 PM

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Kelis and Fat White Family among first names added to the Great Escape

The Brighton event has added 100 names to its festival bill, including Ella Eyre, Jungle, Chlöe Howl and Charli XCX

Guardian music

22, Jan, 2014 @3:40 PM

The Great Escape – review

Despite the immense variety of musical acts, there's no escaping the fact that The Great Escape's lifeblood is indie, writes Alexis Petridis

Alexis Petridis

19, May, 2013 @5:00 PM

The Great Escape festival: the first two days - in pictures

The three-day celebration of new bands in multiple venues around Brighton kicks off the festival season in style

18, May, 2013 @12:48 PM

Music Weekly podcast: Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs and Flatbush Zombies

Charlie Boyer & the Voyeurs play Name That Tune, and we get spiritual with Brooklyn hip-hoppers Flatbush Zombies

Presented by Alexis Petridis and Kieran Yates. Produced by Simon Barnard.

16, May, 2013 @3:44 PM

Baaba Maal among leading musicians to board the Africa Express

Baaba Maal, Damon Albarn and Bombay Bicycle are among the lineup of musicians who will tour the UK by train in September

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

31, Jul, 2012 @3:34 PM

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