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184 artists added to The Great Escape line-up

By | Published on Wednesday 30 March 2022

The Great Escape 2022

The Great Escape has announced another 184 artists who will play this year’s festival in Brighton in May, including Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn, Claudia Valentina, Kid Brunswick, Rachel Chinouriri, Goat Girl and Noahfinnce.

In addition to all the many line-up additions, a number of new stage partners have also been confirmed. That includes Carla Marie Williams’ Girls I Rate initiative, which will host a showcase featuring the likes of Kay Young, Amaria BB, Nqubilé and Nisha.

Meanwhile, Pretty Boy Records will showcase new talent from the West Indies – including Navy, Arii Lopez, SumeRR, DWN, St Phillip and Roze – while Candela Records will put the spotlight on Latin music with Angelo Flow, Clara Hurtado, Guala, and Rene Alvarez and his Afro-Cuban Funk Project.

Closer to home, Brighton-based Bella Union – celebrating its 25th anniversary – will be hosting birthday celebrations on both the Friday and Saturday of the festival, with artists including BC Camplight, Penelope Isles, Laundromat and Tallies.

Alongside the festival, of course, is the TGE Conference, including the CMU+TGE Sessions, which this year put the spotlight on music and education, music and data, and music and video.

In among all that, CMU will present user-friendly guides to rights data, fan data and Web3, while Sentric Music will be on hand to talk through the latest debates and trends in the sync market. Meanwhile, CMU’s Pathways Into Music Foundation will present its latest research on the DIY Phase for new artists, and the wider world of music education and talent development.

Speakers already confirmed for the CMU+TGE MUSIC+DATA strand include music rights consultant Becky Brook, Des Agyekumhene from Soga World, Jessie Scoullar from Wicksteed Works, Kevin Bacon from Family In Music, Marcus O’Dair from UAL, Max Shand from Serenade, Philippe Rixhon from Digiciti, Ryan Edwards from Audoo, and Sophie Goossens from Reed Smith.

Already announced for the CMU+TGE MUSIC+VIDEO strand are Ameena Badley from The Ko-Lab, Colin Barlow from Marv Music, Jenn Egan from Eyeline Music, Joanna Gregory from Cavendish Music, Lauren Roth De Wolf from Wolves Management, Mark Adams from Blinding Talent, Mark Gordon from Score Draw Music, Olivia Hobbs from Blackstar Agency, Patrick Cloherty from Sentric Music, Paul Sampson from Lickd, and Pete Kelly from BT Sport.

Alongside the CMU+TGE Sessions will be a series of keynote interviews – including CMU’s Chris Cooke in conversation with Tom Gray and Kevin Brennan MP – plus TGE’s industry’s partners will present a series of panel discussions and – on the Saturday – the TGE Elevate programme will present a day of panels, seminars and interviews for those early on in their music careers.

All of this takes place across Brighton from 11-14 May.

Check out everything that has been announced for the TGE festival line-up here.

Get all the info you need about the TGE Conference here.

And buy yourself a delegate pass here.