Brighton event announces first wave of acts...
Jason Gregory
11:15 2nd February 2010

Ellie Goulding, Delphic and Chase and Status are among the first acts to be confirmed for this year's Great Escape festival in Brighton.

The event will also feature performances from Marina & the Diamonds, Broken Social Scene and Crystal Fighters.

Slow Club, Hurts, Japandroids and Darwin Deez are also on the bill for the festival, which runs from May 13-15.

As in previous years, venues across Brighton will host live gigs, while the festival also boasts a series of music industry conferences.

Early bird tickets for The Great Escape are on sale now and for more details check out Gigwise Gig Tickets.

To keep up to date with all this summer's music festivals, check out the Gigwise Festival Guide.

Photo: Veronika Moore