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Last chance to nominate in the YMCAs

By | Published on Thursday 2 May 2013

Martin Elbourne

The Yearly Music Convention Awards will return to The Great Escape again this year, celebrating the great and the good of the world’s showcase festival season, and TGE delegates can still make nominations, but only just.

Music industry people who regularly attend these events are all invited to nominate in eight categories – those nominations coupled with the input of the YMCA’s judging panel will result in a set of shortlists to be announced next week.

TGE co-founder Martin Elbourne (pictured), who will present the YMCAs at a ticketed reception as part of day three of The Great Escape, recently told CMU: “We’ve had another busy year of showcase festivals and music conventions across the globe, with both newcomers and old favourite events offering the industry so many different ways to meet, network, exchange ideas and experience new talent”.

He continued: “As we all amass in Brighton in May for The Great Escape – the UK’s premiere showcase festival and convention, and one of the last such gatherings before the summer festival season begins – it’s always fun to sit down with the organisers and attendees of this calendar of great events worldwide, to down a few drinks, sample some of Brighton’s finest food, and remember the best bits from the year just gone. I look forward to seeing the nominations and votes come in for this year’s YMCAs, and even more so to dishing out the awards”.

You can make nominations at this link, while tickets for the YMCAs presentation, which includes a late lunch of fish & chips with a twist plus a choice of beer and wine, are available here.