ON THE third and final full day of fantastic live music, here’s what we’re most looking forward to as The Great Escape draws to a close.

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English Teacher – Komedia – 3pm

Lead by Lily Fontaine, English Teacher have secured their place on the up-and-coming indie ladder.

Aligning themselves with bands such as Sports Team and FEET, the Leeds quartet seem to make light work of hammering out future classics, and putting on fierce, mosh pit-inducing shows, despite previously having said they put a huge amount of pressure on themselves.

For any indie heads, this will be a highlight of the weekend.


Lauran Hibberd – Chalk – 8.15pm

Think Kurt Cobain grunge, a 21st century outlook on life, mixed with the energy of Iggy Pop in his prime and you’d be pretty much on the money with how Lauran Hibberd sounds.

Pure bedlam is sure to ensue at Chalk tonight, particularly as the Isle of Wight singer surprised her fans with new track Step Mum on Thursday while announcing a string of UK live dates. Party time.

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Phoebe Green – Coalition – 8.15pm

As with any festival, we have some unfortunate clashes, none bigger it seems than with our previous artist and Phoebe Green.

Phoebe has mastered the art of producing indie pop for apathetic teens to dance to. Catchy, distorted guitar hooks and groovy basslines, an evening with the Manchester-based artist at Coalition will one to remember.


PVA – Revenge – 8.45pm

If you’ve been craving some funky, indie, jazzy, techno tunes all weekend, but haven’t found the band to satisfy your disparate genre request, then PVA are just what you need.

Described by Dork magazine as a band that know “the power of dance music, yet aren’t afraid to play with what that means”, it’s clear myriad influences have been at play, resulting in a coherent, truly danceable sound.


Or:la – Patterns (Downstairs) – 2am

No festival would be complete without everyone crowding to the last stage open for the final few hours.

Luckily, playing into the embers of The Great Escape this year is Irish DJ Or:la fresh from winning Best DJ at DJ Mag’s Best of British awards.

Or:la has done it all: warehouse raves, an Essential Mix for legendary DJ Pete Tong, and a glorious set with Boiler Room at AVA festival. Now, she’ll play the intimate downstairs in Patterns, for what is sure to be a simply electrifying end to the weekend.