We are thrilled to announce Music Support as our new lead charity partner for TGE22. Founded in 2016, Music Support is a registered charity who provide help and support for those in or employed by the UK music industry, mostly provided by peers and volunteers with an industry background.
Music support are not affiliated with any provider or treatment centre, although they have developed relationships with excellent clinicians and care providers. No issue is too large or too small to be outside of their area of operation. Music Support welcomes the call of anybody working in the UK music industry who needs any sort of support.
Commenting on their partnership with The Great Escape, Eric Mtungwazi, Chief Executive, Music Support, said, ‘The global pandemic has had a devastating impact on the music and live events industries from performers to the thousands who work alongside them, with many still unable to return to work. We are incredibly grateful to the Great Escape Festival for choosing Music Support as their partner charity for 2022, raising vital funds and awareness to help us to support our peers who work in music and live events affected by mental ill-health and/or addiction.’
When purchasing festival tickets and conference passes for The Great Escape 2022 you will be given an opportunity to donate to this amazing charity. You can also donate directly via the Music Support website.
We’ll be announcing more details of Music Support’s plans for TGE22 in the coming months.