The Great Escape kicks-off in Brighton today with some big names such as: DJ Shadow, Friendly Fires and Sufjan Stevens. If you happen to be heading down there today, we’ve selected our top 10 artists you should checkout. If you’re not going, then you can always sit back and watch these videos instead…

Beardyman – “Stevie Wonder meets Dubstep”

DM Stith – “Pity Dance”

Gang Gang Dance – “House Jam”


Dels – “Trumpalump”

James Vincent McMorrow – “We Are Ghosts (Paris By Night)”

Little Dragon – “Constant Surprises”

Max Richter – “Fragment”

Warpaint – “Elephants”


Anna Calvi – “Blackout”

SBTRKT – “Look At Stars”

Any of you lucky people that did make it down, let us know who the best acts were and we’ll feature them in a post-festival blog post!