The Great Escape took place in various venues in Brighton 10th – 12th May. Showcasing some of the best new music around, here are some photo highlights:
Trippple Nippples, where art meets music, fronted by 3 shouty Japanese girls. Absolutely mental show!! Photo: Rob Ball
French Electronica act College, best known for A Real Hero which appears in the film Drive. Photo: Rob Ball
Made the BBC\'s Sound of 2012 Shortlist. Post-Punk meets Folk. Expect big things. Photo: Rob Ball.
Chiddy Bang kicks off the Great Escape at a Vevo party on Wednesday night. Photo: Rob Ball.
Neil Bassett (Golden Virgins) and Dave Hyde (Futureheads) showcase their side project Hyde & Beast. Photo: Rob Ball.
Making waves at the moment are Bastille, championed by pretty much everyone I know. If you\'ve not heard them yet, you\'re missing out!! One of the most original sounds you\'ll hear at present. Photo: Rob Ball.
Grimes is Claire Boucher, is a Candaian electronica artists with lots of interest at present. If you managed to get into this gig, you were very lucky!!! Photo: Rob Ball.
Unsigned act Friends have huge label interest at present, and Samantha Urbani is a front-woman that has the star potential of Lady Gaga written all over her. A name change could help, try a Google search without trawling through loads of links to \'that\' TV show!! Photo: Rob Ball.
Mercury Nominee Gemma Hayes showcases her new material at Komedia. Photo: Rob Ball
Bob Geldofs Daughter, Pixie Geldof, performed with her band Violet. Photo: Rob Ball
Dillon plays at The Hope. Already tipped as the next Bjork. Photo: Rob Ball
South African Farryl Purkiss plays the Komedia Basement. Photo: Rob Ball
Avalanche City are a Folk Pop band from New Zealand. Photo: Rob Ball.
Dope D.O.D. are best compared to Cyprus Hill. Gaining notoriety with their video ´What Happened´ with over 7 Million views on YouTube. Photo: Rob Ball.
Spector, fronted by Fred MacPherson (ex Les Incompetents and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man) are sure to be one of the highlights this Festival season, a front-man that could give Jarvis Cocker a run for his money. Photo: Rob Ball.
Africa Express Sound System headlined the Brighton Dome with an incredible show with Noisettes Shingai Shoniwa making a cameo appearance. Photo: Rob Ball.
Karima Francis played a haunting set in the most stunning venue at Festival,St Mary\'s Church in Kemp Town. Photo: Rob Ball.
ME play an their unashamed rock at Above Audio, catch them at Blissfields this year. Photo: Rob Ball.