The TGE Conference is the programme of events presented especially for the 4000 music industry professionals that attend The Great Escape each year. It includes insightful panels and discussions lead by key industry collaborators, keynote conversations, the Partner Programme, and more. New for 2024 TGE introduces a transformation of its UK-leading conference with the introduction of new expert collaborators from across the music industry who will shape and elevate the programming of the event.

The 2024 Conference will take place from Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 May at the Leonardo Royal Waterfront Hotel in Brighton.


The 2024 Conference programming will be elevated with the collaboration of some brand new partners. The Council of Music Makers, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), BBC Introducing LIVE, and Youth Music are set to bring their expertise and networks into play. Together, they’re poised to transform the Great Escape conference into a powerhouse platform, connecting music professionals, and ensuring they stay ahead of the curve with the latest industry trends.

The week will kick off on Wednesday 15 May with the typical welcome party on our TGE Beach site setting the tone, hosted by the record labels association BPI.

Thursday 16 May will focus on the people behind the music, in collaboration with The Council of Music Makers. The umbrella organisation represents everyone from songwriters to artists, managers, composers and musicians through its membership (Ivors Academy, FAC, MMF, MPG and the MU) – each covering different areas of expertise for music creators.

On Friday 17 May, The Night Time Industries Association will highlight the importance of the UK’s fifth biggest industry, bringing the unique concerns of venues, live entertainment and the night time economy to the fore at one of the UK’s biggest showcases of live music.

Saturday 18 May will see both BBC Introducing LIVE and Youth Music presenting a day focused on professional development for the next generation of emerging artists and music business entrepreneurs.

More info on our conference content will be announced soon.


A series of keynote conversations with leading executives, entrepreneurs, creators and innovators from across the music community. More info on our keynote conversations will be announced soon.


Delegates also have access to a series of panels, parties and networking events presented by TGE’s industry partners – putting the focus on more industry topics and providing opportunities to meet other delegates.