Famously described by NME as ‘Glastonbury by the sea’, The Great Escape boasts pre-publicised performances, impromptu street gigs, night club events, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs, all of which add to the much-anticipated festivities.
This year’s event will take place from May 10th – 12th and will feature a wealth of musical talent across a range of genres including; The Temper Trap, 22, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Avalanche City, Haim and Maximo Park. The Great Escape provides music lovers with a chance to catch some brilliant established artists as well as some stars-in-the-making before they become too massive! Past performers have included; Adele, The Kooks, Mumford & Sons and Tinie Temper, so you can be assured the finest musical talent at the festival.
The Great Escape Convention
The Great Escape Convention runs alongside the festival and takes place in The Brighton Dome daily between 10am and 5pm. The event 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. It’s an awesome networking opportunity and a chance to hear directly from movers and shakers in the music industry.
The Nitty Gritty
The Great Escape takes place in Brighton which is on the south coast of Great Britain and is an hour by rail from London. Trains run from London to Brighton regularly and the National Express also offers a bus service so there is no shortage of ways to get there. You can find out more about Brighton and getting there at; www.visitbrighton.com.
There are several ticketing options for The Great Escape including a three day festival pass, a single day pass, an individual show pass, as well as festival and hostel passes. Prices start from £14.50 which as you know is super cheap for live music so whatever package choose you’ll be guaranteed great value for money and top musical talent.
If you’re starting or finishing your Contiki tour in London then it’s definitely checking out the The Great Escape or even Brighton on its own if the dates don’t work out for you. Learn all about the festival at; www.escapegreat.com and if you do manage to get there let us know who your favourite acts were on the day!