Great Escape 2015: The Great Escape kicks off today with Shamir, Happyness, LA Priest & more

The Great Escape kicks off today with Shamir, Happyness, LA Priest & more

Brighton’s yearly buzzageddon begins this Thursday - hear a playlist of today’s highlights.

Brighton’s new music weekender The Great Escape kicks off today.

Highlights come from Las Vegas future-superstar Shamir and Liverpool newcomer Låpsley. Both acts play XL Recordings’ showcase at Coalition. Tonight also hosts performances from DIY favourites Happyness and post-Late of the Pier project LA Priest.

Everything begins earlier in the day with the likes of Aldous Harding, Fraser A Gorman and Thomston making appearances - we premiered the latter’s ‘Expiry Date’ earlier this week.

DIY will be bringing you reports from day one as soon as we have them - keep track via our Great Escape 2015 tag. You can follow the action via our Twitter and Instagram pages, too.

If you’re stuck in a city that doesn’t happen to be Brighton, hear a selection of today’s best acts in a handy Spotify playlist, below.

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Acts to see at The Great Escape, day one:

2pm Single Mothers @ The Green Door Store
2.55pm Fraser A Gorman @ Komedia Studio Bar
3.15pm Thomston @ Paginini Ballroom
7pm Låpsley @ Coalition
8.30pm Tei Shi @ Komedia
8.30pm Formation @ The Haunt
8.30pm Soak @ Wagner Hall
9pm Shamir @ Coalition
9.15pm Black Honey @ Green Door Store
9.30pm Happyness @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
10pm Kero Kero Bonito @ The Old Market
10pm LA Priest @ The Haunt (pictured)
10.15pm Aquilo @ Komedia
12.30am Jack Garratt @ Wagner Hall.