FESTIVAL NEWS: The Great Escape Announce 68 Acts For Debut Online Edition
The Great Escape have announced details of their debut digital edition, set to take place between 13th – 14th May 2021. The Great Escape Online will feature a selection of the world’s most hotly tipped artists, alongside the festival’s famed conference.
The festival have confirmed over 60 acts for the event so far, including Chubby And The Gang, Holding Absence, TV Priest, GENN, Magick Mountain, New Candys, Qlowski and Yard Act.
The Great Escape Conference has also announced those who will be leading the debate as part of the keynote in-conversations programme. Taking to the virtual stage this year are Merck Mercuriadis, founder and CEO of Hipgnosis Songs Fund, Women In CTRL founder and AIM chair Nadia Khan and Wendy Ong, president of management agency TaP Music, who represent the likes of Dua Lipa and Lana Del Ray.
Hosted separately via Swapcard, the conference will run sessions from 10am until 6pm alongside networking opportunities for attendees.
As well as the talks and discussions, the core CMU+TGE programme will focus on the burning issues affecting the music biz today, spread across three distinct tracks: Future Music Talent, focussing on how to support early-career music-makers, Future Music Strategies, detailing the latest trends in streaming and live music, and Future Music World, celebrating initiatives that are making music more diverse and more sustainable. There will also be a series of beginner’s guide webinars from Arts Council supported by the TGE Elevate programme.
Music fans will be able to register online for free HERE to tune into one of the seven simultaneous channels across the two days, running from 6pm until 8pm each evening. Those looking to learn about the latest trends and hear from those within the music industry can purchase tickets for the conference and networking sessions HERE. Ticket holders for the original physical event will receive a special loyalty discount for the full The Great Escape Online experience.