Kasabian to headline Brighton Great Escape

Plus Little Boots, British Sea Power, Holy Fuck to play

Kasabian will play a headline slot on the final day of the Brighton Great Escape festival, set to take place on May 14-16 across various venues in the UK coastal city.

British Sea Power, Little Boots, Lightspeed Champion, Metronomy and Future Of The Left have also been confirmed for the bash.

Along with their confirmed appearance at one the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs in London on March 27, Kasabian‘s headline slot at the Brighton Dome on May 16 will mark the live debut of songs set for their forthcoming third album.

“I’m really buzzing for playing the album,” guitarist Serge Pizzorno told NME.COM. “We’ve just been rehearsing and it’s like getting the suit back on.”

See the new issue of NME, out tomorrow (February 18), for the full interview with Pizzorno.

Acts confirmed for the Brighton Great Escape so far are:


British Sea Power

The Big Pink

Holy Fuck

Little Boots

The Chapman Family

Passion Pit

Lightspeed Champion


The Handsome Family

Future Of The Left

Johnny Foreigner


The Joy Formidable

Chew Lips

To The Bones


Your Twenties


Pulled Apart By Horses

The Soft Pack

Cage The Elephant

Kissy Sellout

The Pipettes

VV Brown

Let’s Wrestle

Official secrets Act

Televised Crimewave

Golden Silvers

Ben Kweller

Beth Jeans Houghton

Micachu And The Shapes

The Invisible


It Hugs Back

Screaming Tea Party

Artefacts for Space Travel

Vivian Girls

The Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart

The Miserable Rich



A Grave With No Name

Yves Klein Blue

The John Steel Singers

Middle Class Rut

The Arkells

An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump


Cassie And The Casettes

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

Tickets for just the Kasabian gig at the festival are available from Ticketweb.co.uk