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.
“Increasingly exciting, taste-making festival … [A] wild set in a tiny, sweltering club on Friday night is the kind of “Were you there?” moment that makes the Great Escape, well, Great” – The Times
“Last weekend, Brighton’s piers, pubs, beaches and backstreets were overrun by some of the best bands we’ve seen in years.” NME
“The Great Escape has defied economic trends and grown year on year into possibly the most important event on the UK music business calendar.”– Music Network
“Everyone has their own unique Great Escape adventure and that’s possibly why it has people coming back every May.” – Clash
“ The Great Escape has yet again proved to be one of the finest multi-venue, city festivals around” – Faded Glamour