Foals to Headline the Great Escape!

by native, Apr 02, 2019

As one of the UK's most important bands, the announcement that Foals will be headlining Great Escape 2019 is a massive one.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 3rd April

Foals will headline a Transgressive 15th Anniversary Spotlight Show at The Great Escape at Concorde 2 on Friday 10th May, marking an extremely intimate appearance for the band.

In support will be two fellow Transgressive artists, Blaenavon and Boniface. The Foals show will be ticketed as a stand-alone gig and sold separately to The Great Escapeon sale at 9am on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

It’s been 12 years since Foals took the roof off the 350 cap venue Horatio’s at The Great Escape in 2007, now they return.


Toby L, Transgressive Co-Founder commented, "The Great Escape is easily one of the world's most progressive and exciting showcase platforms and since Transgressive always endeavours to unearth and support brand new artists that offer something to say, it felt entirely apt to kickstart a year of parties, special releases and other birthday related gimmickry in Brighton at an event we've supported since its inception.

"It's fair to say we wanted to do something pretty big to launch our birthday year, and I guess that's how / why we've landed here... Foals have some incredible history with Concorde 2 and it seemed like an absolute dream to reunite them. We'll have some new artists from the roster in support on the night, too, plus some friendly faces behind the decks.

And we'll hopefully be well warmed up by then as we are looking forward to staging another event the night before at The Old Market, co-hosted with our friends at Fender... More on that one soon, too."

Rory Bett, CEO of MAMA Festivals added, “We are delighted to kick off Transgressive’s 15th anniversary celebrations at The Great Escape, with a very special Spotlight Show headlined by Foals. Our relationship with Transgressive and Foals goes way back to the early days of The Great Escape, and it’s been a pleasure to see both go from strength to strength.

The Great Escape and Transgressive have similar beliefs when it comes to supporting new music and emerging artists. It’s a real honour watching them develop from The Great Escape onwards. We look forward to celebrating in May!”

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