Adele plays The Red Roaster Cafe – The Great Escape 2007
The Great Escape (TGE) is a new music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 350 up and coming bands play in 30 venues, accessible on one wristband. It’s the first place to discover your new favourite band and see them in an intimate setting before they make it big.
TGE is also attended by the music industry who are also on the hunt for next big thing. We run a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.
The Alternative Escape, our Brighton Dome Shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations all add the festivities and make this weekend in Brighton one not to miss.
‘The Great Escape has established itself as the best place in Europe to discover new bands’
- The Times, May 2013
‘The festival sits in a space all of its own. Billing a very international line-up in a very British city, it can rival any of the international competitors and tops the pile in the UK for value and variety alone.’
- Virtual Festivals, May 2013
‘The Cannes of the music world’
– Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music