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Voting for The Steve Strange award opens this week

This year The Great Escape Festival has launched The Steve Strange Award, in honour of the late live agent and co-founder of X-Ray Touring Steve Strange, who sadly passed away in September 2021.

The Award, which will happen annually, will recognise a music act that is breaking through creative boundaries in the music industry. The first recipient of the prestigious award and a cash prize of £5,000 will be announced after The Great Escape Festival The winning act will be voted on by the thousands of industry delegates that attend the event every year with voting opening via the delegates area 9am Wednesday 11th May.

The Steve Strange Award will be presented to new, or existing acts from The Great Escape line-up, who are seen to be breaking the status quo in music. The winner will be revealed on Monday 16th May, following the 2022 edition of the festival and will receive a £5,000 cash award to help develop their own musical journey.

If you are attending The Great Escape 2022, login to the delegates area from 9am Wednesday 11th May to cast your vote.