Friendly Fires top Great Escape bill

Warpaint, Friendly Fires and Villagers also line up to play seaside jaunt.

The Great Escape Festival returns to Brighton, Sussex for it's sixth year this May.

Brother, Katy B, Twin Shadow, Little Dragon, PVT, Spark and Tribes also feature in the first round of announcements. To see the full line up click here.

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

To ensure guaranteed access our 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.