The Great Escape has once more opened its doors to thousands of revellers hoping to see some of the best up and coming acts and attend one of the most important conferences in the UK’s music industry. This year acts such as Slaves, Punk Tempest on The Pier, Kano’s grime orchestra and special big’n’small shows from Rag’N’Bone Man contributed to an incredible weekend.
After 450 performances, over forty venues, 20,000 festivalgoers and delegates, and a hugely exciting and colourful new partnership with BBC Music there are far too many highlights to mention.
The Great Escape Festival Manager Kevin Moore said: “What an amazing three days it’s been; we’ve seen incredible performances of every imaginable genre of music and a staggering range of different spaces and contexts, we’ve launched a thrilling new partnership with the BBC that’s been really well-received, produced some brilliant musical moments and added an extra layer of buzz to the festival, and we’ve put on spotlight shows by two artists who grew up within an hour’s drive of Brighton in Slaves and Rag’N’Bone man, and another from Kano who’s re-shaping his entire genre. It’s been incredible and we’re already planning even bigger and better stuff for next year.”
An exclusive highlights video has been released and you can watch it below: