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Foals to headline Transgressive anniversary show at The Great Escape

By | Published on Tuesday 2 April 2019


Independent music firm Transgressive will celebrate fifteen years in business with a special anniversary spotlight show at The Great Escape in May headlined by Foals, who are back in action this year, of course, with not one but two new albums.

Foals played Horatio’s at the end of Brighton Pier during TGE 2007 shortly after Transgressive released the band’s early single ‘Hummer’. This time they’ll headline a separately ticketed spotlight show further up the seafront at Concorde 2, supported by fellow Transgressive signings Blaenavon and Boniface.

Confirming the special TGE show, Transgressive Co-Founder Toby L said: “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”.

Speaking for TGE, Rory Bett of MAMA Festivals added: “We are delighted to kick off Transgressive’s fifteenth 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!”

As well as the separately ticketed Foals show on the Friday of TGE, Transgressive will also co-host an evening on the Fender Stage at The Old Market within the main festival programme on the Thursday of the proceedings, 9 May.

Tickets for the Foals-headlined spotlight show are on sale here. Delegate passes for the wider TGE festival, including access into the three CMU+TGE Conferences, are available here.