Levi's® Announce Big Plans For The Great Escape Festival


Levi’s® OnesToWatch® returns to Brighton’s Great Escape Festival this May with a massive party packed full of essential ingredients; an earful of top class acts, a fistful of quality DJ sets and a surprise show thrown in for good measure.

Taking over popular venue Audio for the full three days of the festival, Levi’s® will host a series of afternoon BBQs with DJ sets from previous OnestoWatch® acts FrankMusik and Mystery Jets, who’ll be taking to the decks and revealing their record collections and choice of party soundtrack. Special wristbands for these sessions will be available exclusively at The Levi’s® Store in Brighton’s Churchill Square every day from 8th – 16th May.

The evenings will be packed to the rafters as a hand picked selection of top-notch musical talent storms the main stage. Thursday will be headlined by the self-proclaimed ‘dirty psychedelic flower punks’, Black Lips, followed on Friday by Scottish lads The Twilight Sad who will be fresh back from a European tour supporting Mogwai. The much-hyped Hockey lead the way on Saturday, a four-piece Portland band who are set to release their debut album ‘Mind Chaos’ in June.

Following the live gigs, Audio will play host to three late night bashes, in the shape of the Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Parties, featuring Black Lips, Metronomy and Heartbreak supplying the party soundtrack.

The Levi’s® OnesToWatch® @ The Great Escape Festival 2009 confirmed line-up:

Thursday 14th May
Levi’s® BBQ & Frank Musik DJ Set* – Above Audio, 5.01pm-7pm
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® Show: Black Lips + Dananananakroyd + Mika Miko + Video Nasties -7.30pm-11pm
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Party: Featuring Black Lips DJ set-11pm-3am

Friday 15th May
Levi’s® BBQ and Mystery Jets DJ Set* – Above Audio, 5.01-7pm:
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® Show: The Twilight Sad + Dinosaur Pileup + Chew Lips + To The Bones – 7.30pm-11pm
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Party*: Featuring Metronomy DJ set + Special Guests – 11pm-3am:

Saturday 16th May
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® Show – Hockey + The Soft Pack + Fight Like Apes + Rogues
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Party*: Featuring Heartbreak DJ set -11pm-3am

Audio, Brighton, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL
*Open to non Great Escape Ticket Holders

The Great Escape

The Great Escape has established itself as the leading event in Europe for showcasing new talent from around the world, aimed at 'export ready' bands and Industry Professionals.

A variety of insightful industry talks, panel debates and celebrity interviews are run alongside performances from 300 new local and international artists, themed parties and club nights in over 34 different venues.

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