This year’s Great Escape sees the BBC join as an official partner of the event.
On offer will be:
- Paganini Ballroom takeover by BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Music Introducing and BBC Radio 3 featuring Ibibio Sound Machine, Aldous Harding and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.
- Live broadcasts from BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne.
- ‘BBC Music in Conversation’ will feature BBC Music DJ’s in conversation with TGE artists
Now in its twelfth year, the festival will take place on Thursday 18 May – Saturday 20 May in Brighton. In addition to its already long-standing relationship with BBC Music Introducing, TGE 2017 will join forces with BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music to further champion and promote upcoming artists across BBC channels.
As part of the new partnership, BBC Music will take over the Paganini Ballroom for a spectacular 3-night musical showcase; BBC Radio 6 Music will showcase their Recommends strand on the Thursday night. BBC Music Introducing will host Friday night and BBC Radio 3’s Late junction will take over on Saturday night. Artists announced so far include folk-rock sensation Marika Hackman who’ll be performing tracks from her highly anticipated upcoming album, post-punk, post-grunge Goat Girl, a teenage quartet who have been making noise with debut track ‘Country Sleaze’, and the vibrant collision of soul, electro and West-African funk known as Ibibio Sound Machine. More artists will be announced very soon.
Not content with already having a huge line-up over three nights, BBC Music will also be bringing down some of their top DJs to broadcast LIVE from the TGE Festival Hub in Jubilee Square – Radio 1’s Mistajam (Thurs 7-9pm), 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne (Friday 10am-1pm) and Steve Lamacq (Thurs & Fri 4-7pm).
Delegates will be able to come down to listen and catch some of the artists who will play live on these shows.
The Great Escape have also invited BBC Music to get involved in their 2017 Convention, two days of discussions and debates exploring hot topics in the industry such as music media, exporting music worldwide, royalties and the impact of drugs within the music business.
BBC Music will be taking over the Old Courtroom for their ‘BBC Music in Conversation’ series. Mary-Anne Hobbs will speak to Kojey Radical whilst Tom Robinson will share some insights with John Grant and Huw Stephens will also be speaking with a very special guest performing at the festival. These ‘In Conversations’ will be open to all delegates and festival goers.
The BBC Music News team will be out on the streets of Brighton and across the TGE venues, soaking up the atmosphere, chatting to artists and picking up all the latest news across the thought-provoking topics at the convention and reporting on what’s hot and what’s not.
Kevin Moore, The Great Escape’s Event Manager said; “The announcement of this extended BBC Music partnership is great news for TGE – together we share a commitment to discover and nurture new music and we can’t wait to share our ideas and see this collaboration grow. As we approach our twelfth year it’s important that we work with broadcast partners who share our vision and BBC Music do just that which makes them a perfect partner for the festival.”
James Stirling, BBC Music Editor said; “BBC Music is dedicated to discovering and nurturing new British artists and The Great Escape is one of the best festivals to do this on the UK music scene. I’m very happy to be bringing TGE to life for our audiences across Radio 1, Radio 3, 6 Music, BBC Music Introducing and our digital platforms.”
THE GREAT ESCAPE, BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX, UK
18-20 MAY 2017
Tickets and further information: www.greatescapefestival.com
SAVER GREAT ECAPE 2017 FESTIVAL TICKETS – £60
SAVER GREAT ESCAPE 2017 DELEGATE PASSES – £195
EARLY BIRD GREAT ESCAPE 2017 YOUNG ADULT TICKETS (16 & 17 YEAR OLDS) – £32
RAG’N’BONE SPOTLIGHT SHOW TICKETS: SOLD OUT
SLAVES PIER PARTY SPOTLIGHT SHOW: SOLD OUT
THURSDAY – £35
FRIDAY – £35
SATURDAY – £42
FRIDAY & SATURDAY – £54