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Music Finland confirmed as lead international partner for The Great Escape

By | Published on Wednesday 23 October 2013

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The Great Escape has announced that Finland will be the featured country at its 2014 edition, which will take place in Brighton next year from 8-10 May.

Although artists and industry professionals from countless countries are represented at TGE each year, the showcase festival and music business convention always has one lead international partner, with a specific spotlight thrown onto that partner’s region. And in 2014 that partner will be Music Finland, a new organisation dedicated to promoting awareness and the success of Finnish music.

Confirming the alliance, TGE MD Kat Morris told CMU: “As we begin to approach TGE 2014 our ninth Great Escape, we are truly delighted to announce Finland as our lead international partner. Over the years Finnish artists have become a prominent and highly anticipated fixture in our line up and we feel the time is right to thrust the Finnish music industry into the spotlight like never before at The Great Escape. We can’t wait”.

Meanwhile Music Finland’s Project Manager Riku Salomaa added: “We are proud to be the lead country at The Great Escape in 2014. The Finnish music industry has actively created connections and built awareness in the UK over the years, and in the last two years the UK has been the focus country for the exports of Finnish music”.

“With more than 60 Finnish artists, songwriters, composers and music products introduced to the UK market and gathering wide press coverage in British media, the results have truly been great. With this in mind, we feel it is the right time for us to partner with the biggest industry event in the UK and showcase the wide variety of talented Finnish acts to the international music industry family”.

Super early bird tickets for TGE have now sold out, but early bird delegate tickets are available for £145 from this link.