Fat Cat Birthday Bash

Label For Great Escape

Cult independent label Fat Cat Records will celebrate 18 years of excellence with a two night stint at the Great Escape festival, it has been announced.

The label began in 1990 as a record shop in the London satellite town of Crawley, before moving to Covent Garden. After gaining a reputation for being one of the finest outlets for electronic music in the UK, Fat Cat Records was born in 1996. The shop itself closed down in 1997 as the label went full time, churning out classic record after classic record.

The label will come of age with a two night event as part of the Great Escape festival. Set in the Theatre Royal, Brighton the two nights will feature a host of acts from the current roster.

The first night will be headed up by cult folkie Vashti Bunyan, alongside German composer Haushka. North Dakota’s finest roots troubadour Tom Brosseau will also perform, bringing his golden larynx along with him.

The second night of the special celebration will feature a spectral performance by New York singer Nina Nastasia, as well as spell-binding Glasgow group The Twilight Sad. Fellow West Coasters Frightened Rabbit will also be appearing, with their skewed indie-pop set to go down a treat with the audience.

Perhaps best known as the launching pad for such artists as Sigur Ros and Mum, this is a grand salute to a sterling label.

The Great Escape takes place in the Theatre Royal, Brighton between May 16th – 17th.

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