Hello fellow Brightonians (and those reading from further afield too of course!). Unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the last decade, there’s no ignoring The Great Escape, one of the UK’s leading new music inner-city festivals! Forget wellies, overpriced food stalls and camping in a cesspit. TGE is completely different festival experience, and as the name suggests, it truly is a great escape from reality. Find out more about the festival, apply to play and check out The Great Escape playlist in my TGE 2016 January Festival Update.
As in previous years, the festival will be taking over almost every pub, venue and outside space suitable for hosting gigs, showcasing the very best of the very newest in unsigned and emerging acts, as well as a few well known names thrown in for good measure too! Taking place from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st May, TGE 2016 is the perfect escape in Brighton, particularly for all the industry big-wigs, A&R and musicians who will be in town for the Convention, taking the opportunity for the annual networking and conference events.
TGE 2016 EARLY BIRD DELEGATE PASSES
For the complete experience of TGE16, you’ll want to get a Delegate Pass, granting you access to all the shows PLUS all of the industry events and networking sessions that go on throughout the festival. Last year’s included talks on songwriting, protecting your work, music photography and album artwork and a mini-conference on the future of music marketing. If you work in the industry or just want a chance to meet the right people, find out a bit more about the music industry or just keep up to speed with the latest developments on the music scene, a Delegate Pass is a must. The EARLY BIRD Delegate Pass is on sale now for just £150. Numbers are limited and they will sell out quick so snap one up now to save some money!
TGE 2016 LINE UP
Whilst most festivals focus on the Main Stage headliners to attract the audience, TGE has managed to run for 10 years without relying on a few big names to sell tickets. It is the experience and the unknown which attracts people to Brighton for The Great Escape and the variety that it offers is unrivalled at any festival in the UK (even Glastonbury). This is due to the number of venues that are holding gigs throughout the three-day period. TGE 2016 will be a complete city takeover for 3 days and nights!
Recent additions to the line up include Mystery Jets and two artists recently showcased by Communion Records, Dan Owens and Jack Watts. More artists will be regularly added to the line up in the upcoming months. See the latest artists confirmed on greatescapefestival.com/line-up/
APPLY TO PLAY TGE 2016
FINALLY, THE TGE 2016 PLAYLIST
Last but not least, try before you buy with the TGE 2016 Spotify Playlist below. Just don’t wait too long as tickets always sell fast!
Read my article on why you shouldn’t miss TGE from last year –
10 Reasons To Not Miss TGE