This year was my third successive visit to The Great Escape and each time, I come back loving it even more. It has become my favourite weekend of the year due to the combination of location, experiences and the amount of talent on offer. Brighton is a fantastic place and it plays the perfect host to such a varied and vibrant festival. I spend every day of the year listening to and evaluating alternative bands, so to have an opportunity to take a break from it and indulge in some pop, folk, indie, electronic and many other forms of musical brilliance is a holiday for the soul. It helps that the organisers of The Great Escape manage to round up the best acts around each year to enjoy as well.

Check out my full review of the weekend at Punktastic.