Levi’s® OnesToWatch® returns to Brighton’s Great Escape Festival this May with a massive party packed full of essential ingredients; an earful of top class acts, a fistful of quality DJ sets and a surprise show thrown in for good measure. Taking over popular venue Audio for the full three days of the festival, Levi’s® will host a series of afternoon BBQs with DJ sets from previous OnestoWatch® acts FrankMusik and Mystery Jets, who’ll be taking to the decks and revealing their record collections and choice of party soundtrack. Special wristbands for these sessions will be available exclusively at The Levi’s® Store in Brighton’s Churchill Square every day from 8th – 16th May. The evenings will be packed to the rafters as a hand picked selection of top-notch musical talent storms the main stage. Thursday will be headlined by the self-proclaimed ‘dirty psychedelic flower punks’, Black Lips, followed on Friday by Scottish lads The Twilight Sad who will be fresh back from a European tour supporting Mogwai. The much-hyped Hockey lead the way on Saturday, a four-piece Portland band who are set to release their debut album ‘Mind Chaos’ in June. Following the live gigs, Audio will play host to three late night bashes, in the shape of the Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Parties, featuring Black Lips, Metronomy and Heartbreak supplying the party soundtrack.
The Levi’s® OnesToWatch® @ The Great Escape Festival 2009 confirmed line-up:
Thursday 14th May
Levi’s® BBQ & Frank Musik DJ Set* – Above Audio, 5.01pm-7pm
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® Show: Black Lips + Dananananakroyd + Mika Miko + Video Nasties -7.30pm-11pm
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Party: Featuring Black Lips DJ set-11pm-3am
Friday 15th May
Levi’s® BBQ and Mystery Jets DJ Set* – Above Audio, 5.01-7pm:
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® Show: The Twilight Sad + Dinosaur Pileup + Chew Lips + To The Bones – 7.30pm-11pm
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Party*: Featuring Metronomy DJ set + Special Guests – 11pm-3am:
Saturday 16th May
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® Show – Hockey + The Soft Pack + Fight Like Apes + Rogues
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Party*: Featuring Heartbreak DJ set -11pm-3am
Audio, Brighton, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL
*Open to non Great Escape Ticket Holders
Alongside this April’s Camden Crawl, the organisers have teamed up with Red Bull Bedroom Jam to launch the first ever Red Bull Bedroom Jam X-Crawl in 2009. The alcohol-free version of the festival is set to make its debut on Saturday 25th April with tickets exclusively available to 14 – 18 year olds unable to attend the main event due to licensing restrictions.
The Red Bull Bedroom Jam X-Crawl will retain much of the integrity of its parent, featuring 25 of the best up & coming artists from around the country alongside amazing DJs and special guests. Upon arrival each ticket holder will receive a free programme and compilation download album featuring acts appearing at the festival and a wristband for unlimited access to the event’s participating venues. The venues, curated by Red Bull Bedroom Jam, Artrocker and Visible Noise will include the Underworld, Camden Rock, Hobgoblin and the stunning St. Michael’s Church.
The partnership with Red Bull Bedroom Jam follows the phenomenal success of their all ages stage at last year’s Crawl. Tickets for the Red Bull Bedroom Jam X-Crawl will go on sale 9:00 am Monday 23rd February. Entrance to the event will be strictly limited to those aged 14 – 18 (ID required). Visit www.redbullbedroomjamxcrawl.com for up to date info about the event.
INITIAL LINE UP INCLUDES:
BURN DOWN ROME * COCKNBULLKID * DANANANANAKROYD (on photo above) * THE DEAD FORMATS * FURTHEST DRIVE HOME * HATCHAM SOCIAL * KITTY DAISY & LEWIS * LEFT WITH PICTURES MY PASSION * OUTCRY COLLECTIVE * THE PLIGHT * PULLED APART BY HORSES * S.C.U.M.
PLUS MORE ARTISTS & SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED