The countdown to this year's The Great Escape - the UK's answer to SXSW - is well underway with a little over a month of careful planning time left.
It's the Brighton weekend where every new and exciting artist, from across the world, gravitate to the south coast for an undisputed highlight of the festival calendar. The festival recently announced the final additions to the 450-strong artist line up and, as you would expect, include some of the most exciting talent around right now. Highlights from the recently announced acts include Tusks, Young Native, Babeheaven, Johnny Foreigner, The Amazons, Muna and Leif Erikson.
The brand new additions join an already sumptuous looking line up, adding to the sense that this could be the best TGE yet. Fresh from their astonishing return, Mystery Jets will be gracing the south coast and bringing with them their critically acclaimed new album 'Curve of the Earth'. Other highlights from across the weekend will include Teleman, Band of Skulls and, of course, Craig David.
But, what happens when you run out of venues in a city? Well, you close the roads. Obviously.
This year for the first time, to complete the city takeover, Brighton's roads will become venues themselves as a host of musicians and performance artists take to the streets for the launch of 'The Great Escape Street Party'. Two of the main Brighton roads will be closed for the duration of the festival and play host to The New Road Stage and The Pop-Up Stage with performances from The Jam Tarts, a sixty piece indie choir, along with emerging local talent Miamigo who'll bring their dark pop sounds to the best street party in Britain.
The full list of new additions:
DANPYUNSUN & SAILORS
FOLDED LIKE FABRIC
JAM TARTS CHOIR
PETER CAT RECORDING CO.
THE BULLETPROOF BOMB