The Charlatans Join The Great Escape

With just over five weeks until The Great Escape kicks off the UK festival season for 2009 on May 14th, 15th & 16th, Europe’s fastest growing music festival and conference event is set to announce a series of amazing additions to their already incredible line up. Spread across 34 venues in Brighton the event will play host to 300 of the most influential and important bands in the music scene, all in just 3-days.

Joining Kasabian, Patrick Wolf, Noah & The Whale and The Maccabees will be the mighty Charlatans. Taking part in the Road To V activity at the festival, the band will be playing a much-anticipated set. Purveyors of guilt-edged grooves since 1990, The Charlatans are one of the UK’s best-loved bands with a back catalogue of musical treasures to rival all-comers. Also adding their weight to the line up is the legendary Gang of Four. One of post-punk’s most influential bands, Gang of Four’s skeletal funk has laid the foundations for an array of the biggest acts of the last 20 years including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine and The Rapture to name but three.

Bringing his funk-flecked incisive lyricism on a trip to the seaside, Jack Alsopp, AKA Just Jack will be showcasing brand new material from his third long-player ‘Embers’, whilst The Rumble Strips will also be airing new material from their Mark Ronson produced new album. Mystery Jets will be inducing mosh-pit hysteria with their sunshine pop-stylings, Roddy Woomble fronted Idlewild will be playing their much-loved trademark sweeping rock and soaring riffs and Bard loving top tips Titus Andronicus will be heading in from New Jersey to spread some of their dream-pop vibes.

Ticket Info:
Tickets can be purchased at link
3-day Saver Gig Passes are priced just £45.00 inc VAT (subject to booking fee)
Hotel and travel bookings can also be made through the site.

Single day tickets are now on sale at:
£18.50 inc. VAT Thursday 14th May
£22.50 inc. VAT Friday 15th May
£25.00 inc. VAT Saturday 16th May

Brighton is under an hour on the train from London Victoria and ½ hr from Gatwick.
Last Fast Train back to London is at 11.37pm every night of The Great Escape

The 3-day TGE / Kasabian joint ticket & Kasabian only tickets have now sold out.
Full Confirmed Line Up So Far:
Abe Vigoda / An Experiment On The Bird In The Air Pump / Artefacts For Space Travel / Banjo or Freakout / Bell X1 / Ben Kweller / Beth Jeans Houghton / Brakes / British India British Sea Power / Broken Records / Brute Chorus / Cable / Casiokids / Cassie and the Cassettes / Chairlift / Chew Lips / Citizen Cope / Cloud Control / Colourmusic / Come On Gang! / Connan Mockasin / Dan Black / Dananananykroyd / Deer Tracks / Die! Die! Die! / Dag For Dag / DM Stith / Electric City / Esser / Everything Everything / Ex Lovers / Fan Death / Fanzine / Fight Like Apes / Future Of The Left / Futurecop! / Ghost Of A Thousand / Giantess / Gold Teeth / Golden Silvers / Gran Ronde / Harrys Gym / Hatcham Social / Heartbeak / Holy Fuck / Hoodlums / Hot Silk Pockets / Hunting The Minotaur / Blame Coco / Ipso Facto / It Hugs Back / James Yuill / Joe Gideon and the Shark / Johnny Foreigner / Juliette and the New Romantiques / Kasabian/ KASMS / Kids Love Lies / Kissy Sellout / Lawrenca Arabia / Lay Low / Let's Wrestle / Liam Finn / Lightspeed Champion / Little Boots / Little Lost David / Lonely Ghosts / Magic Magic / Marnie Stern / Meme Love / Merina and the Diamonds / Metric / Metronomy / Micachu and the Shapes / Middle Class Rut / Mika Miko / Miranda Lee Richards / Mongrel / Moriarty / My Tiger My Timing / Noah and the Whale / Nullifier / Official Secrets Act / Ou Est Le Swimming Pool / Ox. Eagle. Lion. Man. / Panama Kings / Passion Pit / Patrick Wolf / Peggy Sue / Pulled Apart By Horses / Rainbow Arabia / Rodney Fisher / Rogues / Roses Kings Castles / Rosie and the Goldbug / S.C.U.M / Sad Day For Puppets / Screaming Tea Party / Sharks / Skint and Demoralized / Sky Larkin / Slow Club / Soap&Skin / Solid Gold / Swanton Bombs / Televised Crimewave / The Arkells / The Balky Mule / The Big Pink / The Black Box Revelation / The Black Lips / The Boxer Rebellion / The Boy that Trapped the Sun / The Chapman Family / The Grave With No Name / The Handsome Family / The Invisible / The John Steel Singers / The Joy Formidable / The Macabees / The Mae Shi / The Males / The Miserable Rich / The New Wine / The Pains Of Being Pure at Heart / The Pipettes / The School of Seven Bells / The Shiny Brights / The Soft Pack / The Temper Trap / The Veils / The Week That Was / The XX / Threatmantics / Three Trapped Tigers / Throats / Times New Viking / Tin Can Telephone / To The Bones / Trailer Trash Tracy’s / Trigger Finger / Turbowolf / Ulterior / V V Brown / Video Nasties / Vivian Girls / Voluntray Butler Scheme / We Have Band / We Were Promised Jet Packs / White Denim / Wintersleep / Woodpigeon / Your Twenties / Youves / Yves Klein Blue

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