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10 acts not to miss at The Great Escape 2014

With over 400 bands heading to the South Coast this weekend to play The Great Escape 2014, we thought we’d ask the organisers who they think we should be checking out.

The annual bash takes place over three days in Brighton, across 35 venues, and is your chance to catch some of the best up and coming acts before they get huge – check out their recommendations.

Wet: Brooklyn based band, who’ll be playing one of their first UK showa at the festival.

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Future Islands: Very exciting new-wave dance band originally from North Carolina but now living in Baltimore.

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Jeremiah Jae: Only playing a very small handful of dates while here in the UK this spring and we’ve been lucky enough to bag one. From Chicago and LA, Jerermiah is signed to Flying Lotus’s label.

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Jess Glynne: Sang on Clean Bandit’s smash hit ‘Rather Be’, she is bringing her own sound to the festival – a mix of soul, pop and hip hop.

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Fat White Family: The South London band is renowned for its riotous live performances.

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Laura Welsh: The 27-year-old singer’s sultry electro pop has lead to collaborations with Dev Hynes and Ryhe’s Robin Hannibal.

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Courtney Barnett: The Melbourne based singer-songwriter has been building a legion of fans since she first brought her hazy tales of suburban life to the UK in late 2013.

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Royal Blood: Dubbed by many as the future of rock ‘n roll, their set should be one of the loudest of the weekend.

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Drowners: Leather clad New Yorkers channelling some of the finest garage rock the city has produced.

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Jungle: One of the most hyped bands of 2014 will bringing their neo-soul to the South Coast.

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The Great Escape 2014 takes place in Brighton across various venues on 8-10 May.

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