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Great Escape 2013 dates announced, early bird tickets on sale

By | Published on Thursday 28 June 2012

The Great Escape

Ladies and gentlemen, get your diaries out (your 2013 diaries that is. You got them yet? Of course you have, you all use Google Calendar now so should be booking in meetings for 2053). Here come the dates for the next edition of The Great Escape, Europe’s leading festival for new music, and the accompanying CMU-programmed music business convention.

The 2013 edition of The Great Escape will take place in Brighton from 16-18 May, and ridiculously cheap early bird delegate tickets are now available for £80, which will get you access to the entire convention and the whole festival. Tickets are available from this URL. Rooms can also already be booked in the official convention hotel, The Queens.

As previously reported, the 2012 edition of the CMU-programmed convention last month included conversations with Michael Eavis, Brian Molko and Xfm’s John Kennedy, and debates on the impact of sync and the art of music supervision, the pros and cons of local music scenes, and live opportunities for new bands across Europe.

An expanded networking programme gave delegates direct access to key distributors, agents, bookers and digital innovators, and also included the first ever Digital Pitch Party. There were focused strands on what it means to DIY, and on the state of the music media, plus the return of John Robb’s Pop Question Time, the popular Heroes & Villains session, our very own Yearly Music Conference Awards and much more. See our summary here.

The 2013 event will be even bigger and better, with the networking strand of the proceedings further expanded, and another packed programme of great debates, conversations and insight sessions. Needless to say, watch this space for more information.