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Great Escape announces new festival programmer

By | Published on Friday 12 October 2012

The Great Escape

Organisers of Brighton-based new music festival and industry convention The Great Escape have announced the appointment of Adam Ryan to the role of Festival Programmer, taking over from Natasha Haddad who, as previously reported, is joining Festival Republic to work on Latitude.

Ryan has previously promoted artists throughout the UK from club to theatre level for Great Escape owner the MAMA Group, and has programmed new talent stages at both TGE and MAMA’s Lovebox festival, as well as booking emerging artists for a range of media and brand events.

Confirming the appointment, Great Escape Operations Manager Kat Morris told CMU: “We’re very pleased to announce that Adam Ryan will be taking over as the programmer of The Great Escape festival. Adam is coming into the role with over ten years promotions and booking experience and an excellent track record in spotting up and coming talent. We’re very excited to have him on board”.

Ryan himself added: “I am very excited to take on this role and look forward to working with the team and partners involved. Programming Europe’s leading festival for new music is something that I have aspired to do for years and I can’t wait to be part of an event which has become the highlight of the music industry calendar”.

The 2013 Great Escape will take place in Brighton from 16-18 May.