Groove Armada to play The Great Escape 2010

Amanda Briggs | Thursday, 18 March 2010

Groove Armada to play The Great Escape 2010

Groove Armada's Andy Cato and Tom Findlay will descend on the south coast from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th May this year for the 2010 instalment of The Great Escape new music festival.

Alongside Groove Armada, The Great Escape have also confirmed a whole raft of the most exciting new acts currently blowing audiences away, with raw rocking Brighton duo Blood Red Shoes, all-girl punk legends The Slits, curveball riff-monsters The Fiery Furnaces and cliché swerving indie-popsters Everything Everything.

Other acts making TGE appearances include I Blame Coco, Egyptian Hip Hop, Detroit Social Club, Daisy Dares You, Surfer Blood, General Fiasco, Theophilus London, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Alessi's Ark, Ganglians, The Pack A.D, Warpaint, Art Vs Science, The Agitator, Citadels, Gold Panda, Goldhawks, Trembling Bells, Here We Go Magic, Dan Smith, Vuk, Frontier Ruckus, and Rural Alberta Advantage.

Plus there will be sets from The Crookes, Othello Woolf, Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle, Ramona, Rich Aucoin, Rubber Kiss Goodbye, Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, Sophie Madeline, The Charkas, Wax Fang, Artisan Guns, Lights Go Blue, Manna, MAY68, An Emerald City and Ingrid Olava.

With a wealth of amazing talent already announced and some incredible bands still to come, this year's TGE is shaping up to be a proper corker.

Festival Earlybird Weekend tickets - that'll get you in to see all the bands plus give you access to outdoor gigs, afternoon shows, club nights, after parties and lots more - are currently on sale via the festival's official website for £45.00.