Brighton festival The Great Escape has announced its first batch of names for 2015, with Alabama Shakes set to play the fest’s biggest stage, Brighton Dome.
Midway through recording their new album (see DIY’s in-the-studio feature here), the Southern rockers head up a bill that also includes songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. and Dublin’s Girl Band, the latter of which play DIY’s final Hello 2015 show tonight at London’s The Old Blue Last.
Other highlights in the first wave arrive in the shape of London trio Real Lies, Gengahr, Bully, Jack Garratt, Oceaán, Django Django, Flo Morrissey, Menace Beach, Slaves and Soak.
There’s also The Magic Gang, Tei Shi, Lapsley, Kevin Devine, Banoffee, Yak, Pins, Songhoy Blues and Popstrangers.
See the full list of names for Brighton’s Great Escape so far:
1987, 36?, Acollective, Adam French, Admiral Fallow, AK/DK, Alabama Shakes, All Tvvins, Alo Wala, Andrea Balency, Andy Shauf, Apes, April Towers, Aquilo, Aurora, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Bad Breeding, Bad//Dreems, Banoffee, Bella Figura, Black Honey, Black Peaks, Boothroyd, Bully, C.A.R., Cairobi, Charles Howl, Charlie Straw, Chelou, Choir of Young Believers, Clarence Clarity, Close Talker, Cosmo Sheldrake, Creeper, Elder Island, Ewert and the Two Dragons, Fantasma, Fismoll, Flo Morrissey, Flyying Colours, Forever Pavot, Formation, Fraser A Gorman, Freddie Dickson & The Guard, From Indian Lakes, Gabrielle Papillon, Gengahr, Girl Band, Groenland, Jagaara, Jasmine Thompson, Jordan Klassen, JP Cooper, Kagoule, Kevin Devine, Kiko Bun, Klaus Johann Grobe, Lake Malawai, Lapsley, Laura Doggett, Lazytalk, Le Galazie, Lee Bains II & The Glory Fires, Les Big Byrd, Life, Little Mary, Little Simz, Louis Berry, Louis Mttrs, Low Roar, Loyle Carner, Lubomyr Melnyk, Mapei, Meat Wave, Menace Beach, Monica Heldal, Moumoon, Mt Wolf, My Baby, Nick Brewer, Oceaan, Orla Gartland, Osca, Oscar & The Wolf, Passepied, Pierce Brothers, Pins, Popstrangers, Pretty Vicious, Prom, Rag N Bone Man, Rat Boy, Real Lies, Remi, Rolls Bayce, Saint Motel, Saskwatch, Seinabo Sey, Shelter Point, Silences, Single Mothers, Slaves, Soak, Songhoy Blues, Sunset Sons, Sway Clarke II, Tei Shi, The Magic Gang, The Merrylees, The Picturebooks, The Riptide Movement, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, The Young Banjamins, This Be The Verse, Thomston, The Thurston Moore Band, Tobias Jesso JR, Tops, Tor Miller, Turbowolf, Twerps, Twin Wild, USA Nails, Verite, Vilde Tuv, Vodun, Vogue Dots, Walking on Cars, War Thomas, Yak, Yosi Horikawa, Zun Zun Egui.
Tickets are available from £49.50 + booking fees, with the festival taking place 14th-16th May.