The Great Escape 2011 (UK) - Extended

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TODAY is your LAST CHANCE to submit to The Great Escape. At least 20 Sonicbids will perform.

Confirmed 2011 headliners include: DJ Shadow, Friendly Fires, Sufjan Stevens, Katy B, Example, The Vaccines, Warpaint and more, includes three nights of the best new music from across the globe./n/nSPECIAL OFFER FROM PledgeMusic:

PledgeMusic would like to help you create and manage a direct to fan campaign to help you raise the money you need to get to The Great Escape. And as an added bonus, PledgeMusic is waiving their standard 15% campaign fee for ALL Sonicbids selected Great Escape artists. Learn more about PledgeMusic and the success one Sonicbids member had raising funds here.

TGE's headliners include DJ Shadow, Friendly Fires, Sufjan Stevens, Katy B, Example, The Vaccines, Warpaint and is three nights of the best new music from across the globe. At least 20 Sonicbids artists are guaranteed to perform.

Expecting over 10,000 attendees, TGE showcases over 300 new local and international artists at over 30+ high quality venues in Brighton's city centre. The event promises entertaining interviews, talks and seminars from the industry’s leading professionals.

Submission fees vary depending on artist location:

  • Artists based outside of the United States  can submit at No Cost.

  • Artists based in the U.S. and Canada must pay a submission fee.

What Selected Artists Receive:

  • One member from each band will get a delegates pass (access to the Convention and priority access to the gigs).

  • All other band members will each get a TGE Festival pass, which allow access to all of the TGE gigs, Club nights, Alternative Escape and Street gigs.

About the Festival:

Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music. Taking place in Brighton over 3 days in May, The Great Escape kick starts the festival season, introducing 15,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year. With over 300 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days, The Great Escape is the key date in the music calendar. In addition to pre-publicised performances, impromptu street gigs spring up all over town. The Alternative Escape, numerous club nights, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs all add to the festivities.

Previous artist include:

2006: Bat For Lashes, British Sea Power, The Cribs, The Gossip, Guillemots, Klaxons, The Maccabees, Mystery Jets

2007: CSS, Foals, Friendly Fires, Kate Nash, Laura Marling, These New Puritans
2008: Bombay Bicycle Club, Crystal Castles, Glasvegas, Mumford & Sons, Santogold, Vampire Weekend

2009 : Kasabian, Noah And The Whale, Patrick Wolf, The Joy Formidable, The Temper Trap, The XX

2010: Broken Social Scene, Chase & Status, The Cribs, Darwin Deez, Delphic, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah

The Great Escape Convention:

A variety of insightful industry talks, panel debates, targeted networking sessions and keynote speakers run alongside the festival and is attended by over 3000 delegates annually from across the globe.

Previous speakers include:

Anthony Volodkin – Hype Machine

Barney Wragg – Ex Head of EMI Digital

Clive Dickins – Absolute Radio

Colin Greenwood – Radiohead

Daniel Ek – Spotify Founder

Eric Garland – Big Champagne

Francis Keeling – VP Digital, Universal

Howard Marks aka Mr. Nice

John Leckie – Legendry Producer

John Niven – Novelist ‘ Kill Your Friends’

Matt Everitt – BBC 6 Music

Michael Eavis – Glastonbury Festival

Nathan Lovejoy – Limewire

Nick Kent – Author / Music Journalist

Norman Cook – aka Fat Boy Slim

Patrick Walker – Google / You Tube

Seymour Stein – Sire Records

Simon Fox – CEO HMV

Terry McBride – Nettwerk Music Group

Tony Wadsworth – BPI / Brits Trust

Will Page – PRS for Music


‘Unveiling the best music from across the globe, The Great Escape is essential for discovering the hottest new talent’

      The Fly

‘More than 4000 delegates, 400 artists, and tens of thousands of punters attended The Great Escape Festival in Brighton last week, defying the economic slowdown’

      Music Week

‘Anyone doubting the vitality of the UK’s live scene should have spent the weekend in Brighton at The Great Escape’

      The Guardian

‘A shed load of spanking new bands, seasoned veterans and seminars for a rock bottom ticket price. What more do you want?’


‘Genuinely committed to unearthing as much new talent as possible’