Official Partner

The Great Escape Festival 2018

  • Various Venues, Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 17-19 May 2018
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Championing unsigned and underground artists

The Great Escape is the UK's biggest new music showcase, championing unsigned and underground artists from a range of genres, including rock, indie, hip-hop, grime and electronic music. 

Split across multiple venues in Brighton, the hip south-coast city, The Great Escape is your chance to catch rising stars and mix with industry professionals, such as publications, companies and labels, who will be imparting their knowledge at the variety of conferences and conventions throughout the festival.

Now renowned around the UK and beyond as the place-to-be if you're in the music business, the diverse festival brings one of the UK's most famous cities to life, reverberating through its music venues, theatres, pubs, bars, pop-up stages and street corners.


The festival takes over Brighton for the weekend, as venues across the city play host to events of all sizes, in dedicated venues such as the iconic Brighton Dome, pubs and bars, and pop-up stages across the city streets.


Various Venues, Brighton, United Kingdom


BY PLANE: London Gatwick is the closest airport, trains regularly run from Gatwick to Brighton, taking around half an hour.

BY TRAIN: Brighton is easily accessible by train from across the UK. Most routes will take you via either London or Southampton.