Nov 25, 2021
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gigmit matinee at The Great Escape 2022!

The Great Escape is the festival for new music, showcasing 500 emerging artists from all over the world in 30+ walkable venues across the city and a pop-up festival site on Brighton Beach. It’s the first place to discover your new favourite artist and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages. Exciting no? Let’s get started.

What’s so special about The Great Escape?

The Great Escape is attended by music industry professionals who are on the hunt for the next big thing! MANY acclaimed artists crossed their stages at the beginning of their career. The Alternative Escape, their Spotlight Shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations all add to the festivities and make this weekend in Brighton one not to miss.

Alongside the gigs there’s a conference featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance. The TGE Conference will bring together music industry leaders, innovators and pioneers from across the globe. Everyone will discuss, dissect and debate the biggest issues affecting the music business today. If you simply want to learn and hear about future trends, then this is the place!

Who performed at The Great Escape?

TGE is a hub for talent… many famous artists performed at TGE. For example, Adele, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, The XX, Groove Armada, Ed Sheeran, Alt J, Grimes, Chet Faker, and Disclosure are all acts that performed here! This festival has a reputation for kickstarting spectacular music careers and their track record is self explanatory. If you’d like to discover more of the acts that took part to their festival you can do so here. As an artist, industry professional, and listener you can’t miss this!

How does it work?

gigmit is officially partnering with The Great Escape! As a result, we will showcase a minimum of 3 artists from the gigmit community on stage in 2022! 

The gigmit Matinee Showcase at The Great Escape will take place on Saturday 14th May 2022 between 12pm-4pm. Our venue is TBA, a little suspense never killed anyone! Additionally, each gigmit supported artist will be offered the opportunity to perform a minimum of two shows within the core music programme; we cannot guarantee that these shows will be on the same day, but you’ll simply have the chance to network and explore the festival further! If a second show offer is declined by an artist representatives, TGE will do its best to find a suitable alternative, however TGE will not be obliged to do so if there are no other suitable slots available. All shows will be booked into considered slots within the core programme.

Logistics and Fees

The artist fee is decided by TGE  depending on size and level of experience of the artist. Please keep in mind that TGE is a showcase festival for music industry professionals. As a result, you’ll increase your chance to take your artist career to the next level. If you are traveling from abroad, then you need to take care of funding. But TGE can support booked acts to find fundings for travel costs. All artists show details will be confirmed by end of March 2022 at the very latest

The final decision on all artist bookings will be made by The Great Escape. 


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