If SXSW is a bit too far . . .
The world’s biggest music showcase, SXSW, kicks off in Texas next month, but for those who may not be able to take a trip across the Atlantic to scope out the next big things, Brighton’s Great Escape is a great alternative. Acts confirmed for this year’s festival (May 13-16) include Broken Social Scene, Marina & the Diamonds, Cold Cave, Delphic and Ellie Goulding, with more to be announced. www.escapegreat.com