The Great Escape 2012

The Great Escape 2012
Various Venues
Brighton
East Sussex
United Kingdom
Dates: 9th - 11th May 2012

Festival Information

The Great Escape 2012 Overview

Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music. Taking place in Brighton over 3 days in May, The Great Escape kicks starts the festival season, introducing 15,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year. With over 300 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days, The Great Escape is the key date in the music calendar. In addition to pre-publicised performances, impromptu street gigs spring up all over town. The Alternative Escape, numerous club nights, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs all add to the festivities.

Artists booked to appear include Africa Express Sound System, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, and Booka Shade.

Ticket prices (from):  3 day Early Bird festival £45

The Great Escape 2012 Event Info

Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music. Taking place in Brighton over 3 days in May, The Great Escape kick starts the festival season, introducing 15,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year. With over 300 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days, The Great Escape is the key date in the music calendar. In addition to pre-publicised performances, impromptu street gigs spring up all over town. The Alternative Escape, numerous club nights, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs all add to the festivities.

The HUB: Launched in 2011 The Hub is based in the centre of Brighton at Jubilee Square and is the first TGE venue all 12,000 festival goers visit in order to collect their wristbands. From then on it becomes a great meeting place throughout the festival. As well as the wristband exchange, they run a licensed bar at The Hub and an open air stage which is programmed with live music and DJs throughout the day. They provide deck chairs for attendees to lounge on, while enjoying the shows and the atmosphere.

 

The Great Escape 2012 Line Up

Latest Music Bar
Republic of Music
Pav Tav (Downstairs)
The Hydrant
St James's Laundry Centre

The Great Escape 2012 Travel Info

Getting to Brighton is easy, wherever you are travelling from. It takes just under an hour by rail from London, 45 minutes by road from the M25 and half an hour from London Gatwick airport. There are also regular coach services connecting London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.

By train
It takes just under an hour to Brighton from London Victoria Station, with 2 services running every hour
Regular services to Brighton from Bedford, London Kings Cross & London Bridge
Direct services from Scotland, the North West, the Midlands, the West country and South Wales

By coach
Express coaches from London to Brighton take about 2 hours.
Regular National Express services depart from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

By car
45 minutes from the M25 London orbital motorway.
From M25, take the M23/A23 to Brighton & Hove.
Coastal route A27 links the city east and west.


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The Great Escape 2012 Hotels

Hotel Miles Location Rating  
Royal Albion Hotel 0.00 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Queens Hotel and Spa 0.10 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
One Broad Street Guesthouse 0.10 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Nineteen 0.10 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Pink Pavilion Bijou 0.10 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Amsterdam Hotel 0.10 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Kelvin Guest House 0.10 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Griffin Guest House 0.10 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
brightonwave 0.11 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Grand Pier Guest House 0.11 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Square Brighton 0.19 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Five 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
drakes of Brighton 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Marine View 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
LimeHouse 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Strawberry Fields 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Legends Hotel 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Sea Spray 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Old Ship Hotel - The Hotel Collection 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
A Room With A View 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Gulliver's Hotel 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
New Steine 0.20 East Sussex Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hamptons Brighton 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Square Hotel 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
New Cosmopolitan Hotel 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Waterfront Hotel 0.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Urban House 0.27 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Avalon Guest Accommodation 0.29 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Court Craven 0.29 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Westbourne Guest House 0.30 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Kipps Backpackers 0.30 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hudsons 0.30 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Amherst Brighton 0.30 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Sandalwood Hotel 0.30 Brighton Average customer rating: 3 out of 6 Info
Colson House 0.30 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Kemp Townhouse 0.30 South East Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Alvia 0.33 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Cavalaire 0.33 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
27 0.34 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
City Apartment 0.37 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Grey's 0.37 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Brighton Pavilions 0.38 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Umi Hotel Brighton Seafront 0.40 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Brighton Surf Hotel 0.40 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The White House 0.40 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Fab Guest 0.40 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Brighton Seafront 0.40 East Sussex Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
myhotel Brighton 0.40 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
MAX Serviced Apartments Brighton, Charter House 0.40 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Brighton Breeze 0.40 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Paskins Town House 0.40 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Grand Brighton 0.50 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Snooze 0.50 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Brighton Inn Boutique Guest Accommodation 0.50 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Granville Hotel 0.60 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Brighton House 0.60 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Queensbury Hotel 0.60 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Adelaide House 0.60 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Cecil House Hotel 0.60 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Motel Schmotel 0.60 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hotel Una 0.60 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Mews House 0.60 Brighton Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Artist Residence Brighton 0.60 BRIGHTON Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
ibis Brighton City Centre 0.62 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Topps 0.67 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Kings Hotel 0.70 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Jurys Inn Brighton 0.70 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Beach Hotel 0.70 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Hotel Pelirocco 0.70 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Britannia Study Hotel 0.70 BRIGHTON Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
West Beach Hotel 0.70 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Regency Hotel Brighton 0.70 BRIGHTON Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Oriental 0.80 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
BEST WESTERN Brighton Hotel 0.80 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
MERCURE BRIGHTON SEAFRONT HOTEL 0.90 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Lichfield House 1.00 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Iron Duke 1.00 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Brunswick Square Hotel 1.01 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Southern House 1.10 Hove Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Imperial Hotel 1.30 Brighton Hove Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Claremont 1.40 Brighton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Courtlands Hotel 1.50 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Langfords Hotel 1.60 Brighton Hove Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Smart Sea View Brighton 1.70 HOVE Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Hotel Seattle 1.80 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
SoBo Guest House 1.80 Hove Average customer rating: 3 out of 6 Info
Brighton Youth Hostel, Brighton 1.80 Hove Average customer rating: 3 out of 6 Info
Seafield House 1.80 Hove Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Preston Park Hotel 2.00 Brighton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Blue Lagoon Bar and B&B 2.80 Hove Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Innkeeper's Lodge Brighton, Patcham 3.20 Brighton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
White Horse 3.70 Rottingdean Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Tovey Lodge 6.20 Hassocks Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Newmarket Inn 6.20 Lewes Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Cliff Inn 6.30 Peacehaven Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Adastral Hotel 6.30 Hove Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Shelleys 7.10 Lewes Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Pelham House 7.30 Lewes Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
White Hart Hotel 7.36 Lewes Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Tottington Manor Hotel 7.70 Henfield Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Wickwoods Country Club Hotel and Spa 7.90 Hassocks Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The New Sussex Hotel 8.22 Lancing Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Hotel 8.90 Steyning Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
George Hotel Henfield 9.62 Henfield West Sussex Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Beach Cottage 9.80 Worthing Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
No1 The Laurels B&B 9.90 Henfield Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info

The Great Escape 2012 Video Playlist

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Komedia (Downstairs)
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Blind Tiger
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Prince Albert
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Komedia (Studio Bar)
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The Haunt
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Volks
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The Hub - Jubilee Square
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The Hope
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Above Audio
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The Loft
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Psychosocial Ground Floor
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Green Door Store
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Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
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Concorde 2
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Coalition
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Unitarian Church
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Dome Concert Hall
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Komedia (Studio Bar)
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Digital
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Komedia (Upstairs)
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Horatios
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The Warren
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Psychosocial Basement
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Pavilion Theatre
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Corn Exchange
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Life
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Republic of Music
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Queens Hotel
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Fishbowl
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West Cornwall Pasty Co.
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St Mary's Church
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Pav Tav (Downstairs)
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The Hydrant
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St James's Laundry Centre

The Great Escape 2012 Food and Drink

Plenty at the venues and of course throughout the town.

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