Tired of the loudness of the city? The old music doesn't inspire you anymore? Then, The Great Escape Festival is perfect for you. Three days of music on the beautiful beach of Brighton; 300 bands performing in 30 venues from the 12th of May to the 14th May, 2011. The Great Escape Festival is known to be Europe's leading new music festival.
This year the headliners will be DJ Shadow, Friendly Fires and Sufjan Stevens. Other popular performers include the likes of KATY B, Example, Alex Clare, PVT, Warpaint and many others. See the full line-up here.
Also there will be special conferences with professionals. So if you are a musician and need some help to get started in the business, this would be a great opportunity. People from record companies, agents and artists themselves will give talks. To see who will be holding the conferences, see the program here.
The gigs start from 12pm till 12am. If you're an early bird then you could visit Brighton if you haven't done that before. The beach, the Pier, the North Lane and all those cute shops.