At last, the event we’ve been waiting for since 16th May 2009, when we arrived back exhausted and exhilarated, sand still in our shoes. The Great Escape is back! TGE 2010 looks set to be the biggest and best yet, with a line up that includes established acts such as Chase & Status, Broken Social Scene and Groove Armada as well as upcoming artists like Chew Lips, Chapel Club and General Fiasco. Add to this industry darlings that include Ellie Goulding, Darwin Deez and Marina & The Diamonds, and you realise that these three days are going to be action packed, fun filled, venue dashing, musical madness in a city crackling with excitement.
This special edition of It’s All Happening will guide you through the bands to catch, as well as interviews with artists that are performing over the next three days. At Great Escape 2009, It’s All Happening accidentally discovered The Joy Formidable (amongst many other bands..!). Having seen them a further seven times, we know that it is this ease of unearthing a new favourite band at The Great Escape is what makes it so brilliant. If you are reading this whilst queuing for a venue then stop. Leave the queue. Find the next venue and watch a band that you’ve never heard of before. Expand your mind and discover. You may just fall in love.
This year’s Great Escape is in partnership with Sounds Australia.. fingers crossed that they’ve brought the weather from a summer down under to leave Brighton balmy.
If you discover any bands that get you in a fever be sure to let us know, and we’ll get them in the magazine and on the website, as well as on our radar.
All that’s left to say is enjoy – it’s guaranteed to be three days jam rammed full of uninhibited soundscapes across the whole sonic spectrum that will leave you invigorated and excited about music.
The Great Escape 2010 – you won’t want to leave.
Dan and Francesca xx