Cue the Eye Of The Tiger music…
Brighton’s gloves are off as The Recommender and The Source magazine go head to head with a showcase born in Brighton.
It’s well known that The Great Escape Festival is a massive industry shindig, with tons of music managers, labels, A&R, agents, journalists, bloggers and of course hundreds of artists all taking the seaside trip to London.
Sadly it’s meant that the whole affair has a London-on-sea feel about it and lacks something local. This year the festival organisers have pushed for Brighton to be heard and asked for our city to try and organise our own shows alongside the others.
This is where The Recommender, a blog born in Brighton and well known here, alongside The Source magazine, Brighton’s ‘going out bible’ that’s been tipping us on music and cool culture for over a decade, step in and show just how amazing this city can be. We’re putting on what should prove to be THE best Brighton showcase of the weekend.
The buzz is massive, the venue will be packed, the bands are mostly from Brighton and all of them kick ass. Below we list some tracks for you to fall in love with. Please note that the Velo sadly had to pull out at the last minute, so although they’re on the poster, we’ve had to replace them with King Charles, who are just as awesome!
Venue: The Black Lion, Black Lion Street, South Lanes, Brighton.
Stage Times: Mirrors (10pm) – Foreign Office (10:50pm) – The Agitator (11:40pm) – King Charles (12:30pm) – Pope Joan (1:20am)
MIRRORS – FEAR OF DROWNING
FOREIGN OFFICE – LEAVING THE HOUSE
THE AGITATOR – GET READY
KING CHARLES – LOVE LUST
POPE JOAN – CENTURIONS
This gig will prove that Brighton is packed with talent and will stand tall against anything London brings down. It looks like the knock out punch will be Brighton made.
On a separate note, we have two FREE weekend tickets to giveaway to our lucky readers, courtesy of VITAMIN WATER. To obtain these tickets simply email us at email@example.com and we will instruct you how to collect them. To qualify you must have left a comment on this post with your names. First come first served.