The FAC x The Great Escape
The FAC is really looking forward to TGE this year. Lots of exciting things happening as many FAC Artists from our community are performing as well as fun events hosted by our wonderful partners. You will find our CEO Lucie Caswell and our Director Roxanne De Bastion in many educational panels on Wednesday and Thursday.
Connecting Music Education and The Music Industry Education Day Wednesday 8th 2:30 Equal access to music at school age when arts are extra-curricular. We talk about how we are bringing music insights & experiences to all young people, breaking barriers of finances, geography and resources. More
Breaking into ''Normal'' Land Thursday 9th May – 11:00-12:00 Conference Room 2, The Jurys Inn Waterfront Attitude Is Everything - but access is key. Groundbreaking insights into disability barriers in music and the Next Stage project for properly accessible gigs. More
Direct vs Collective Licensing Thursday 9th 12:30 Who should license your music? The pros, cons and complexities of collective vs direct licensing. More
The Case for the User Centric Model
Thursday 9th 2:15
Pay who you play? (Or will the labels get it anyway) Do streaming subscribers care where their money goes and can they decide? Is a ‘user-centric’ model possible when labels do the licenses and get paid anyway. More
To find out more about the panels and to plan your conference schedule click here
The FAC Artists @ TGE
FEMME DJ'ing for AWAL
Awal x Future Bounce Happy Hour @ The Cloakroom 19.00-22.00 Friday
AWAL teamed up with Future Bounce for a TGE special at The Cloakroom - free drinks and three hours soundtracked by some of the top DJs and producers in the UK. Help yourself to good times with good people - drinks on AWAL FEMME
FAC Advocate Artist Stewart Baxter's band Life @ Hideout 19.45pm on Friday
LIFE’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Popular Music’ was self-released by the band in 2017. It is an album that demands attention, creating a manifesto for the disillusioned, the widely ignored and those who might think they’ve no means of having a creative outlet. In the last 12 months the band have appeared at numerous festivals across the UK and Europe, headlined for the BBC at SXSW, toured with Slaves, Idles and Nadine Shah, gained playlist adds on BBC 6 Music and had relentless backing from Radio 1, including a live session at Maida Vale, billing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and named in Radio 1’s 2017 best album list alongside Stormzy, The XX and Jay Z. More
SPOTLIGHT SHOW! The FAC Board Director Jeremy Pritchard and Foals!!! @ Concorde 2 Venue
A very special Spotlight Show to celebrate 15 years of Transgressive, headlined by Foals at Brighton’s seminal Concorde 2 venue. Set to be the biggest ever show the festival has seen, the bill also features incredible Transgressive artists Blaenavon and Boniface. It’s been 12 years since Foals took the roof off Horatio’s at The Great Escape 2007, having them return to TGE 2019 to play this very special Spotlight Show is such an honour for the festival and we cannot wait for it to happen. Access to this Spotlight Show is via standalone tickets only which go on sale 9am Wednesday 3rd April. Tickets are limited to 2 per customer. Fresh from the release of their number two-charting album, ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1’, Foals have received international critical acclaim and landed their fastest streaming track to date with the anthemic, ‘Exits’. This show is gonna go down in TGE history – make sure you’re there! More
..and just some of the exciting things with our partners..
AWAL is back for another round of TGE, 2019 edition. AWAL is bringing 'A World Artists Love' to Brighton, so expect rare chats with artists and industry mavens, plus AWAL x Future Bounce sounds all evening.
Stop by Jury's Inn for no-fluff conversations with the likes of Radio 1 and 1xtra, Glassnote Records, NME and rising star Millie Turner. Come and join us at The Cloakroom for happy hour shenanigans into the night.
Click here for more info and to RSVP!
Following its successful debut, AIM House is back at The Queens Hotel, Brighton for its second year at The Great Escape to provide a hub and home for the independent music community at the festival.
AIM has teamed up with a range of cutting-edge independent record labels, artists and music companies to deliver a packed programme of panels, workshops, after parties, networking drinks, safe spaces and more. The full schedule is available now on our website.
Use AIM House as your base for the festival weekend – book meetings in the converted hotel suites, get time out in the safe spaces, watch insightful panels and make valuable connections to help grow your business.