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May 10

The Great Escape 2012

Featuring 22, Abi Wade and 328 more artists at Various Venues


Thursday 10 May 2012Saturday 12 May 2012


Various Venues
Brighton, United Kingdom

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Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music. Taking place in Brighton over 3 days in May, The Great Escape kicks starts the festival season, introducing 15,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year. With over 300 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days, The Great Escape is the key date in the music calendar. In addition to pre-publicised performances, impromptu street gigs spring up all over town. The Alternative Escape, numerous club nights, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs all add to the festivities.

"Think of it as Glastonbury by the sea." NME

"Unveiling the best music from across the globe, The Great Escape is essential for discovering the hottest new talent." The Fly

"This three day music festival and industry conference is Britain's answer to Texas's SXSW." TIME OUT

"TGE's USP is new music, so for the real spirit of things, you are best off hunting the smaller venues." XFM


Launched in 2011 The Hub is based in the centre of Brighton at Jubilee Square and is the first TGE venue all 12,000 festival goers visit in order to collect their wristbands. From then on it becomes a great meeting place throughout the festival.
As well as the wristband exchange, we run a licensed bar at The Hub and an open air stage which is programmed with live music and DJs through out the day. We provide deck chairs for attendees to lounge on, while enjoying the shows and the atmosphere.

The Great Escape Convention

The Great Escape Convention takes place under one roof in The Brighton Dome. The programme runs daily between 10am and 5pm and consists of panels and debates for experienced music industry delegates, new music entrepreneur presentations, high end key note interviews, short Q&A sessions, case studies and educational workshops for new entrants to the industry. This runs alongside the festival and is attended by over 3000 delegates annually from across the globe.

Targeted networking sessions, parties and sponsored lunches are run every day giving delegates plenty of opportunities to form new business relationships and to catch up with established partners.

Click Here for all the news related to delegates and the convention

Previous speakers include:

Anthony Volodkin - Hype Machine
Barney Wragg - Ex Head of EMI Digital
Clive Dickins - Absolute Radio
Colin Greenwood - Radiohead
Daniel Ek - Spotify Founder
DJ Shadow - Artist
Eric Garland - Big Champagne
Francis Keeling - VP Digital, Universal
Howard Marks aka Mr. Nice
Ian Rogers - Topsin
John Leckie - Legendry Producer
John Niven - Novelist ' Kill Your Friends'
Matt Everitt - BBC 6 Music
Michael Eavis - Glastonbury Festival
Nathan Lovejoy - Limewire
Nick Kent - Author / Music Journalist
Norman Cook - aka Fat Boy Slim
Patrick Walker - Google / You Tube
Paul Epworth - Producer
Seymour Stein - Sire Records
Simon Fox - CEO HMV
Terry McBride - Nettwerk Music Group
Tony Wadsworth - BPI / Brits Trust
Will Page - PRS for Music
(And many more)

Click Here for the map of the venues used at The Great Escape
Click Here to get in contact
Click Here for all ticket information

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