The Great Escape Festival is set to return to Brighton 12-14 May 2011

The Great Escape festival, Brighton’s quintessential musical getaway returns with the soundtrack to the up-coming summer, even if you don’t realise it yet. Nearly 500 breaking bands showcase their music to an audience of fans and industry big wigs in 40 of the city’s venues.

Kasabian, The Maccabees and Gang Of Four have all been part of the Great Escape line up in the past, so expect more of the same and loads of emerging acts from around the globe at The Great Escape 2011.

2011 is set to be the biggest Great Escape so far with over 200 gigs plastered in pubs and clubs and even on the West Pier. Instead of Great Escape tickets, festival goers buy an all-encompassing festival wristband which gives them access to all of the venues.

Gig entry is restricted to venue capacity.