The Joy Formidable and more for The Great Escape

Metropolitan festival reveal handful of new acts

The Joy Formidable and more for The Great Escape

Photographer: Shirlaine ForrestChris Swindells on 10 February 2011

Virtual Festivals 'One to Watch' The Joy Formidable will join Max Richter, Marnie Stern and Ben Howard on the bill to play the metropolitan festival.

Hauschka, Alex Daine, Matthew and The Atlas, Trophy Wife and Smoke Fairies have also been announced.

The Great Escape 2011 will take place around various venues in Brighton from 12-14 May.

Villagers, Friendly Fires, Brother and Katy B were confirmed in the first round of announcements last month. To see the full line up click here.

The Great Escape 2011 is the first UK festival performance Friendly Fires have been confirmed for this year and they will be one of a three shows that will take place at The Dome in Brighton over the weekend.

To ensure guaranteed access to the Dome shows, attendees can top up their festival wristband for just £6 per show or pay £18.50 just for access to that one venue.

The Great Escape Festival will bring more than 15,000 music fans over 300 bands playing across 30 venues over three days in Brighton as well as hosting a music conference for 3,000 industry professionals.

Super Early Bird tickets for The Great Escape 2011 are on sale for £35 until 15th February when the price will increase to £45.

Click here to buy tickets for The Great Escape Festival.

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