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The Mate Escape w/ Acid Dad + Holiday Ghosts + Heirloom

This year we've decided to kick off the weekend's festivities with our very own late night rock concert MATE ESCAPE, for all the mates that will be rocking without wristbands.

We've invited three mates to come play our late night showcase, their names being:

Acid Dad

Brooklyn psych punks Acid Dad are set to hit UK shores for the first time this month. They've gained quiet a reputation for their chaotic live shows and stage destruction across the pond and their debut album is coming out NY label Greenway Records (L.A. Witch, Abjects and Fruit Tones). We'd pay good money to see these guys so don't miss it. For fans of King Gizzard, Thee Oh Sees, Parquet Courts, Omni and Black Lips.

Holiday Ghosts

Ahhh, Holiday Ghosts. These guys will be huge before we know it so we're incredibly glad to be able to catch them before the inevitable take off. Their debut album was released by the Swedish label PNKSLM records in September 2017 and another is in the works already. It feels so developed for a new band, whilst maintaining a charming DIY feel. We absolutely love this album and can't wait to see it live! For fans of The Modern Lovers, Thee Oh Sees (their earlier stuff), The Growlers, and The Kinks.


Anyone would think we really like this band?!? It's not even been a month since we put them on last but it was truly one of the best gigs we've seen in a long time. Having only released their debut single/video a couple of months back, we are very excited to see where the rest of the year takes these guys. For fans of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Gun Club and The Velvet Underground. In Heirloom’s own words, “We like to create a sense of gloom and doom, straight from a western saloon.”

I think this is the lineup we've been most excited for! Grab your favourite mate and come party..


Earlier Event: May 17
The Great Escape 2018 - Thursday
Later Event: May 18
The Great Escape 2018 - Friday