New talent leads the way at seaside event
Brighton’s Great Escape festival finished yesterday (May 19) after three days of band-packed rocking across the city’s venues.
The event showcased a host of new talent, allowing fans made their way from venue to venue to check out the bands.
Meanwhile, Foals played an heartily received set on the first night of Club NME’s residency at Komedia.
They were followed by headliners Gallows, who despite having their set interrupted when guitarist Steph Carter cut his head open on his own guitar, managed to thrill fans as one of The Great Escape‘s highlight shows.
A full video of the gig will appear on NME.COM soon, so stay tuned.
The final day (May 20) of the bash night saw The Noisettes, Jack Penate, The Reverand And The Makers, Mumm-Ra, The Maccabees, The Enemy and Good Shoes attracting the biggest crowds, while Die! Die! Die! established themselves as one of the event’s most raved about “discoveries”.
Unfortunately Brazilian party starters Bonde Do Role were ruled out of their Club NME appearence due to technical difficulties, but Manchester‘s The Answering Machine the event to a suitable climax with their Britpop-meets-The Strokes leading to a frenzied stage invasion.
To relive the event and to hear more about this year’s must see bands, check out our special festival blog now.