The Great Escape Festival update

The Great Escape Festival, held in Brighton UK from 15th to 17th of May 2008, has been added to the calendar. They still have early bird delegate tickets available!

Convention Highlights
The 2007 Convention featured Barney Wragg (Global Head of Digital, EMI Music), Tim Westergren (Founder, Pandora) and Michael Robertson (New Music Services, Anywhere CD and MP3 Tunes) as part of another successful Music Ally Digital Day. Howard Marks (Mr, Nice) caught up with Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays) and Rob da Bank (Radio 1and Bestival) interviewed Norman Cook (Fat Boy Slim)

The Festival
Over 200 bands in 25+ music venues over three days in Brighton, outdoor shows, afternoon gigs, secret performances, club nights and much more. The Great Escape 2006 saw The Fratellis, The Klaxons, The Kooks and The Gossip play, and then go on to sell millions of records. Highlights of The Great Escape 2007 were Jack Penate, Patrick Watson, The Maccabees, The Pigeon Detectives and Kate Nash. The 2008 line up will feature more hotly tipped bands from UK, fresh international artists and a few globally established acts.

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3 Responses to The Great Escape Festival update

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  2. jack thunder says:

    The Great Escape announce first acts booked to play

    Bringing the best new music from across the world to Brighton on: 15, 16 and 17 May 2008

    The Great Escape has announced the first tranche of bands booked to perform at the annual festival in May 2008. An exciting combination of new and rising artists will play in one of the 25+ venues in Brighton over the three days. First out of the blocks are Young Knives, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, Tunng, Peter Von Poehl, Lightspeed Champion, Fujiya & Miyagi and School Of Language.

    The 2007 Mercury Prize nominated trio Young Knives have been perpetually building a firm reputation for themselves with two albums under their belt and a potential chart breaker record for March 2008- just in time for their Great Escape appearance. This year’s bright new young things Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong are out on the NME tour in the early part of 2008 so will be ready for a blistering performance on arrival at The Great Escape.

    The Great Escape have been booking in the bands for their Mojo sponsored stage which will feature acts like Black Mountain from British Columbia, Tunng who will be bringing their electronic folk sound hot off the back of shows in Australia and France and talented young Paris based artist Peter Von Poehl.

    Other artists confirmed to play include Brighton’s best kept secret Fujiya & Miyagi who Mojo heralds as “Exhilarating” and “Impressively Melodic”, Lightspeed Champion Devonte Hynes’ new venture of charming country folk pop and David Brewis of Field Music fame will also be showcasing his new project School of Language.

  3. Michael says:

    Don’t forget to mention the upcoming Midem – probably the most critical one in years.

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