This Thursday another edition of The Great Escape Festival (GEF) arrives to Brighton, England. Being the biggest showcase of new music in the UK, this event is the right place to catch performances from new talents and rising stars from a wide range of genres including rock, indie, hip-hop, grime and electronic music. Usually, hundreds of artists perform during each edition of GEF.

Alabama Shakes playing during GEF 2015

Founded in 2006 and related to South by Southwest in its origin, GEF also focuses in connecting artists with industry professionals from publications, companies and labels. Another purpose is to allow the knowledge gathered in the event to be imparted on the audience through a wide variety of conferences and conventions that happen during the festival. This unique environment makes GEF the “place to be” for people in the music business in UK, bringing the iconic city to life with concerts in many of its street corners, bars, theaters and many other places.