Kasabian top The Great Escape line-up

Kasabian have been confirmed as headliners for The Great Escape festival this May.

It is likely to be one of the earliest chances to hear new tracks from the Leicestershire rockers' unnamed third album, which is due for release on 1 June.

Rising starlet and one of Virtual Festivals' tips for 2009 Little Boots will also head to the Sussex coast alongside last year's festival favourite Lightspeed Champion and Canadian dance troupe Holy Fuck.

Other additions announced today include The Black Lips, super group Mongrel, Chew Lips, Ipso Facto, Liam Finn, Mika Miko and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man as well as Beth Jeans Houghton, S.C.U.M, Hunting For Minotaur and Screaming Tea Party.

Artefacts For Space Travel, The Temper Trap, Everything Everything and The Invisible will also head to Brighton alongside The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Miserable Rich, Woodpigeon, The Arkells and Apples.

Names already confirmed for the festival include Passion Pit, Metronomy, Kissy Sell Out, The Big Pink, It Hugs Back and many more.

Click here to see The Great Escape line-up so far.

The Great Escape 2009 will take place at various venues around Brighton, West Sussex from 14-16 May.

Tickets are already on sale priced at £39.50 for a festival wristband, which will give festival-goers access to all venues, subject to capacity.

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