The Great Escape

Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th May 2019

Various in Brighton

Minimum age: 16

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The Great Escape (TGE) showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 450 up and coming bands play in 30+ Brighton venues, accessible on one wristband. It’s the first place to discover your new favorite band and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.

TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. We run a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.

The Alternative Escape, our Brighton Dome Shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations all add the festivities and make this weekend in Brighton one not to miss.  


Disabled Access Information

The Great Escape Festival & Convention is committed to making our event as accessible as possible for everyone. We are a city based festival which takes place in 30+ venues in the centre of Brighton. Please be aware that our venues have varying levels of disabled facilities and accessibility. We work closely with the venues throughout the year to monitor these facilities and make recommendations based on our customer feedback.

We can arrange an upgraded ticket for priority entry to shows, complimentary tickets for those who require a Personal Assistant or special access where necessary. Once you have purchased your ticket from one of our regular outlets please contact us on: with details of your request.

If you require any further information on venue accessibility and disabled facilities please contact:

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