Published On March 19, 2014 | By Tom Sayer | Music & Nightlife Features

1 and 2 Day Festival Wristbands Also Available Today

Today, The Great Escape, 8th-10th May 2014, is delighted to confirm that EXAMPLE will perform on the festival’s biggest stage, at The Brighton Dome, on Thursday 8th May.

The rapper, whose fifth studio album will be released in June this year, first performed at The Great Escape to a packed crowd in a tiny 200-capacity venue in 2008; Not long after came the release of ‘Wont go Quietly’ which rapidly climbed to the top of the UK charts and established Example as an artist internationally recognised for his signature sound, mixing hip-hop, electro and rave.

Example said of his performance: “A lot has changed for me since I performed at The Great Escape in 2008 in a pub to about 30 people! I played there again in 2011 so it’s a real honour to return a 3rd time and play on the festival’s biggest stage. It’s been an amazing journey – playing all the past hits and loads from the unreleased album 5, I will ensure this is a show to remember!”

Kat Morris, Festival Director, added “It is really great to be welcoming Example back to The Great Escape – from playing at one of our venues with a capacity of 200, to touring internationally and achieving two Number 1 Singles, to this year performing at our biggest venue with a capacity of almost 2000, it just goes to show the incredible trajectory of TGE artists go on to take after performing at the festival.”

Today’s addition completes the line-up for The Great Escape 2014’s trio of Dome Shows*, which already see WILD BEASTS and KELIS, supported by ELLA EYRE, performing on Friday and Saturday night respectively. Other artists confirmed to perform at TGE14 include, JON HOPKINS, CHLÖE HOWL, GEORGE EZRA, JIMI GOODWIN, CHARLI XCX, ALBERT HAMMOND, JR, ROYAL BLOODJOEL COMPASS, RATKING, HOZIER, AUGUSTINES, DRY THE RIVER, MNEK, EAST INDIA YOUTH and KIESZA with more to be announced very soon…

Now in its 9th year and firmly established as Europe’s leading festival for new music, the 3-day extravaganza will draw over 18,000 music lovers to the south coast of England, all of whom are looking to discover the next big thing in one of 35 venues dotted all over the city.

Those unable to attend the full three days of the festival can now purchase 1 and 2-day wristbands, which go on sale today. Tickets can be purchased from http://greatescapefestival.com   

*These small number of Brighton Dome shows require festival attendees to top up their festival wristband or purchase a separate gig ticket at http://greatescapefestival.com   


About The Writer

Tom Sayer is a Music and Creative Writing graduate from Bangor University, born and raised in Hove. After completing an MA in Composition for Film he returned to his hometown and dived back into the local music scene, seeking out the best and freshest music to write about for welovebrighton. Tom's musical interests range from Acoustic and Indie to Film Music and Jazz and he hopes to one day write for a music magazine, so feel free to send in your job offers!