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Foals announce intimate Great Escape show to celebrate 15 years of Transgressive Records


Foals will headline a small stage at Great Escape festival this summer to celebrate 15 years of Transgressive Records.

Transgressive, the London-based independent music company, celebrates 15 years of releasing, publishing, managing and promoting some of the UK’s most well known bands. To kickstart their celebrations, Transgressive and The Great Escape, which takes place on 8-11 May 2019 in Brighton, have announced a new collaboration.

As part of the partnership, Foals will headlineTransgressive 15th Anniversary Spotlight Show at The Great Escape at the seminal Concorde 2 venue on Friday 10 May, marking an extremely intimate appearance by the band. In support will be two fellow Transgressive artists, Blaenavon and Boniface.

“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,” Toby L, Transgressive co-founder, said.

He added: “It’s fair to say we wanted to do something pretty big to launch our birthday year, and I guess that’s how and why we’ve landed here… Foals have some incredible history with Concorde 2 and it seemed like an absolute dream to reunite them.

“We’ll have some new artists from the roster in support on the night, too, plus some friendly faces behind the decks. And we’ll hopefully be well warmed up by then as we are looking forward to staging another event the night before at The Old Market, co-hosted with our friends at Fender… More on that one soon, too.”