We are delighted to have Switzerland as our lead international partner for 2017. Working alongside Swiss Music Export, we will be shining a spotlight on Switzerland’s music industry with performances from some of the country’s most prominent rising stars.

The Great Escape is at the forefront of discovering fresh and emerging artists from across the world and is internationally renowned for breaking new talent in the UK. For 12 years the festival’s international partnerships have reinforced this ethos, enabling new artists from diverse music markets to showcase their talents in front of The Great Escape’s eclectic audience of influential industry delegates and festival go-ers.

As well as an impressive line-up of Swiss artists, the lead country focus will run throughout the festival, with The Great Escape’s street party featuring food stalls selling Swiss delicacies and more activities to be announced.

The artists from Switzerland announced to play The Great Escape 2017 so far are

Zeal & Ardor
Sophie Hunger
Baba Shrimps
Odd Beholder
One Sentence. Supervisor

More artists will be announced closer to the festival. To listen to the Swiss artists at TGE check out our dedicated Spotify playlist

The Great Escape’s relationship with Switzerland stretches as far back as 2009, when jazz pop songstress Sophie Hunger played a storming set at The Old Market and was booked to play that year’s Glastonbury festival there and then. Since then Swiss artists have continued to bring quality to TGE line-ups with emerging stars such as Evelinn Trouble, BOY, Klaus Johann Grobe, James Gruntz, OY and many more.