In our series of Great Escape festival previews, Little Indie's Neil Cole, Linn Branson and Leah Raymond cast an eye and ear over what will be happening on the stages next week in Brighton, and who they think are worth catching.
Leah Raymond concludes the three-parter with a look at some of the artists playing The Alternative Escape.
The Alternative Escape is like The Great Escape's little brother; set in fewer venues, and on a smaller scale, but with no less quality in the acts. And what's more, it's free. No wristband required - just turn up and enjoy.
There are around 10 venues participating as an Alt Escape host. Here are some of the best acts to catch from their line-up selections.
The Black Lion (14 Black Lion St, Brighton BN1 1ND
Yukon Era 1.30pm
Bakers Eddy 2.10pm
The Velvet Hands 7.20pm
Calva Louise 9.20pm
The Mucky Duck (7-9 Manchester St, Brighton BN2 1TF)
Glass Peaks 3.50pm
Sports Team 8.45pm
The Hub (King's, 193 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 1NB)
Beach Riot 2.30pm
Fizzy Blood 4.45pm
East Street Tap (72 East St, Brighton BN1 1HQ)
Pink Hotel 7.40pm
Of Empires 12.00pm
Avalanche Party 10.40pm
Dish Pit 11.20pm
Shortt's Bar (46 St James's St, Brighton BN2 1RG)
No Hot Ashes 9pm
False Advertising 2pm
The RPMs 3.30pm
Shipwrights Yard (73 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL)
Our Girl 3.40pm
The Vryll Society 4.20pm
The Marlborough Theatre (4 Prince's St, Brighton BN2 1RD)
St Mary's Church (61 St James's St, Brighton BN2 1PR)
Trudy & the Romance 5.40pm
North Laine Brewhouse (27 Gloucester Pl, Brighton BN1 4AA)
Lacuna Bloome 1pm
Beyond Retro (42 Vine St, Brighton BN1 4AG)
Family Fiction 1.50pm
The Great Escape takes place at various venues across Brighton between May 17 - 19. Click here for further information.