APPLY TO PLAY

Calling all artists. Artist registration for The Great Escape 2021 is now officially open in partnership with CD Baby. Whether you are a band, a singer-songwriter, a rapper, DJ, collective or duo, it doesn’t matter, we want to hear from you.

The Great Escape welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play at the world’s most renowned festival for breaking new talent. You will be performing with the beautiful seaside backdrop of Brighton, where 450+ acts will be filling over 35 venues, making 13th-15th May 2020 one hell of a weekend and a great opportunity to meet key music industry figures who come to TGE looking for the next big thing.

Previous artists who have performed at The Great Escape include Adele, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, HAIM, AJ Tracey, Vampire Weekend, Mura Masa, Skepta, Slaves, Charli XCX, Wolf Alice, Mac Demarco, Alt J, Foals, Loyle Carner, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Bon Iver, Lewis Capaldi and many more!

If you are interested in submitting your act for consideration, all you have to do is apply to play for free HERE

All submissions will be reviewed by our bookings team. Artists chosen to perform will be contacted directly over the coming months. Artist registration will close 17th March 2021

Over the past two decades, CD Baby has grown to become the largest independent music distributor in the world, one of the most trusted names in the music business and a go-to DIY educational resource on topics such as music marketing and rights management. CD Baby gets artists paid – weekly – for their music in all of the ways that musicians earn money today: streaming, download, publishing royalties, video monetisation, CD & vinyl sales, sync licensing and more.
Join nearly a million independent artists and get distributed today! Oh, and did we mention, no annual fees?!

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