Music news: BBC Music comes to The Great Escape in Brighton

Posted On 02 May 2017 at 11:49 pm

The Great Escape – New Music Festival organisers have announced a major new partnership with BBC Music. This is in addition to the 450+ music artists that they are bringing to Brighton this month, which includes chart sensation Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and raw UK punk duo Slaves, to name just two.

With their already long-standing relationship with BBC Music Introducing, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music will join forces with The Great Escape 2017 to further champion and promote the best in new music across these channels.

As part of the new partnership, BBC Music will take over the splendid Paganini Ballroom in the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton for a three-night musical spectacular; 6 Music will showcase their ‘Recommends’ strand on Thursday night; Introducing will host Friday night and Radio 3’s Late Junction will take over on Saturday night.

As well as 3-nights of live music right across Brighton on 18th, 19th and 20th of May, 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 7pm-9pm) and 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne (Friday 10am-1pm) and Steve Lamacq (Thursday and Friday 4pm-7pm). Festival goers will be able to come down to watch and listen to the shows and catch a few surprise guests.

BBC Music will also be getting involved in their conference, hosting three very special ‘In Conversations’ in The Old Courtroom, which is located close to The Dome. Mary-Anne Hobbs will speak to Kojey Radical, while Tom Robinson will share some insights with John Grant and Huw Stephens will also be speaking to a very special guest performing at the festival. These ‘In Conversations’ will be open to all festival goers and delegates.

For further information on all of the 450+ music artists that are performing in Brighton for The Great Escape and other event details, including tickets, visit

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