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.

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

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

Scruff of the Neck ran an official showcase in 2022, in addition to running to alternative escape spotlight in the same year - innovatively livestreaming to the world on Twitch, as well as another spotlight showcase in 2023.


The Great Escape Festival is located all over Brighton

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