Festivals have become a huge part of our culture; the excitement, the music and of course the boozing, being something that a large part of the population can’t get enough of. Lots of festivals have their own unique selling point about them, especially so for The Great Escape. The three day festival differs from so many other festivals in that music acts are scattered across the city of Brighton at different venues. So, no fields involved, unfortunately…
The festival is all about giving budding artists a chance not only to share their music, but for them to get wider recognition, recruit new fans and even for the chance to get signed. Its also an opportunity for festival goers to experience new sounds, as well as seeing artists in an intimate setting before they make it big.
The Great Escape showcases around 450 artists each year, as well as running conventions alongside the music featuring insightful panels, debates and speeches and chances for those interested or involved in the music industry to network. TGE hosts secret gigs too, for that added novelty of being immersed in a musical experience. It doesn’t end there, the festival also hosts the Alternative Escape, for bands who really are just starting out, and Spotlight Shows, for artists who have already got their name out there. Stormzy, Slaves, Clean Bandit and Royal Blood are just a few big names that have taken part in one of Brighton’s most exclusive festival.
As festivals go, The Great Escape is a not-to-miss festival, providing the music world and music lovers something to really feast on. BN1 are giving a lucky reader the chance to win TWO weekend tickets to attend TGE 2018. All you have to do is answer the following question…
What sort of festival is the great escape?
A) Food festival
B) Music festival
C) A celebration of politics
Send your answer including your name, address and telephone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘THE GREAT ESCAPE’ as the subject header.
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A winner will be chosen and notified at the end of October.