Kaiser Chiefs to play secret show at The Great Escape

The band will play an undisclosed venue in Brighton on May 9

Kaiser Chiefs have announced that they will play a secret gig at this year’s The Great Escape festival in Brighton.

The band will play an undisclosed venue on Friday (May 9), marking their first show in the city since 2008. The time and venue of the gig will be confirmed nearer to the gig on @AmazonMusicUK on Twitter; on Facebook; or by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/TheGreatEscape. Fans with a wristband for the event can sign up to the gig on the festival’s gig registration page.

The Great Escape takes place at 35 venues in Brighton between May 8 and 10. Among the huge list of acts lined up to appear include Kelis, who will headline Brighton Dome on May 10 in support of her sixth album ‘Food’, as well as Wild Beasts, These New Puritans, Jon Hopkins and The Strokes’ guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.

NME will be hosting two stages at the event. We will be taking over the Corn Exchange on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10. Pulled Apart By Horses, Royal Blood, Darlia and Baby Strange, Charli XCX, Coves, Years & Years and Cheerleader will all play across the weekend. Click here for the full line-up.

The NME Radar stage at The Haunt will feature appearances from Childhood, Courtney Barnett, Jungle, Eyedress, The Districts, Ratking, Telegram and Fat White Family.

To check the availability of The Great Escape tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.