The Great Escape Introduction
The Great Escape Festival is a major music festival that covers all genres of music and is held in the city of Brighton every year over 3 days in May. The dates for 2012 are May 10 to 12. It kick starts the festival season, introducing 15,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year. The festival covers most venues around Brighton's city centre. Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music, with over 300 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days.
In addition to pre-publicised performances and impromptu street gigs, The Great Escape has also developed a Convention side to it and The Alternative Escape. Both initiatives enrich the festival experience with varied talks, debates, meet and greets, club nights, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs.