The Great Escape Festival is not just about the music. We’re also bringing together some of the most influential figures in the music industry for a series of networking parties that are not to be missed.

Hosted by some of the most respected and forward-thinking companies in the music world these parties will be a hub of activity for industry professionals looking to connect and collaborate.

Whether you’re an artist looking to make valuable connections, a label executive seeking out new talent, or a music journalist on the hunt for the next big thing, these networking parties are the perfect opportunity to get your foot in the door and make your mark on the industry.

With an eclectic mix of music and entertainment, as well as plenty of food and drink, these parties are the ideal setting for fostering relationships and building lasting connections.

The Great Escape Welcome Party: Presented by BPI
TGE Beach
Open to delegates only


09:30 – 11:00
PRS For Music Networking Brunch
Leonardo Royal Waterfront Hotel – Mezzanine
RSVP here

10:30 – 11:45
Music From Ireland Brunch
Mrs Fitzherberts

12:00 – 16:00
M For Montreal/ NZ Music Commission – Whats 14,000 kilometres between friends?
Patterns Upstairs

12:00 – 16:00
Showcase Cymru Networking Drinks
One Church
More info TBA

13:00 – 15:00
Northern Music Network, In Partnership With PPL
Leonardo Royal Waterfront Hotel – Promenade Lounge
Open to all delegates, please RSVP here

13:30 – 15:30
Audio Network Lunch Mixer
Mrs Fitzherbert
RSVP here

15:30 – 17:30
Downtown Mixer
TGE Beach Site – On The Rocks
RSVP here

The Spanish Wave Drinks Reception: Meet the Spaniards!
Leonardo Royal Hotel Waterfront – Promenade Lounge
RSVP here

17:00 – 19:00
UD Music Networking Reception
Leonardo Royal Hotel Waterfront – Mezzanine

17:30 – 18:30
ÅÄÖ… Sounds Swedish Mingle
RSVP here

17:30 – 19:30
Scotland at The Great Escape Presented by Wide Days
Old Ship Hotel
RSVP here

23:00 – 02:00
Mad Cool Party

10:00 – 14:00
Liberty Music PR’s Rest And Reset Brunch
Leonardo Royal Waterfront Mezzanine
Open to artists and delegates, drop in or RSVP here

11:00 – 13:00
VEVO Brunch at Brighton Beach House
Brighton Beach House
Open to TGE delegates (subject to capacity)

10:00 – 12:00
Leonardo Royal Waterfront Promenade Lounge
Invite only

10:30 – 12:00
Invite only

10:30 – 12:00
Nordic Brunch hosted by Ja Ja Ja
Redroaster (Brighton Dome)
RSVP here by Wed 15 May

11:30 – 12:30
Zeitgeist – New German Talent Showcase & Reception
More info TBA

15:00 – 17:00
The Orchard Happy Hour
More info TBA

14:00 – 16:00
Qobuz Catch Up
Leonardo Royal Waterfront Hotel – Promenade Lounge
Open to delegates

Saturday 18th May
Canada House BBQ
12:00 – 16:00
Open to delegates