The Spanish Wave at The Great Escape festival 2024
Credit: The Great Escape

NEWS: The Great Escape announce Spanish Lead Country Showcase

The Great Escape have today shared details of a special TGE Madrid live showcase event in collaboration with Lead Country Partner, Spain. Taking place at Madrid’s Intruso Bar on 18th April, the event will feature live performances from Galician-born experimental dance artist Sila Lua and British teen punks Noah & The Loners, as well as a media, fan and music industry mixer.
The festival has also announced eight new Spanish artists for the 2024 line-up, boasting the breadth of the country’s diverse and exciting new music scene. The new line-up additions include melancholic post-punk artist and producer Depresión Sonora, soulful R&B and star of ‘Culpe Mia’ Eva Ruiz, dynamic alt-pop artist Lala Hayden, stripped-back folk-pop singer-songwriter Mavica, Barcelona-based melodic pop band Mujeres, avant-garde electronic dream-pop artist Ona Mafalda, Spanish urban music and trailblazing dance act SILA LUA and retro rock’n’rollers The Gulps.  

Spain was announced as Lead Country Partner for 2024 earlier this year and, led by The Spanish Wave and TGE, they will present a full programme with two showcases, panels on the Spanish music industry and industry receptions. The Great Escape’s Spanish partners include: The Spanish Wave, AIE, Fundaćion SGAE, Instituto Cervantes, Live Nation Spain, Ticketmaster Spain Radio 3 and Mondo Sonoro.

César Andión, Head of The Spanish Wave, said:
“Everyone is looking at Spain and Latam at the moment. We are the gateway and bridge to Europe and Latinoamerica. Spain has a thrilling industry in talent and structure, a large and varied roster of festivals, venues, promoters and labels, so we are incredibly happy to coordinate Spain as Lead Country at the most exciting, well curated showcase festival and conference in the United Kingdom. After years bringing The Spanish Wave showcase to Brighton, now it’s time to highlight our vibrant industry with receptions, panels and the freshest and hottest music. ¡Nos vemos en Brighton!”
Synonymous with new music discovery and acting as a springboard for rising artists, The Great Escape is the festival for new music. Playing host to over 450 up-and-coming artists and hotly tipped talent across 35+ walkable venues, alongside the music industry-led TGE conference, the festival will kick off the 2024 season from 15 – 18th May 2024 in Brighton, England. 
Alongside the festival, The Great Escape also hosts the UK’s leading music business conference, which is undergoing a transformation this year as a brand-new network of music industry collaborators coming on board to shape its programming with the very best in cutting-edge knowledge and expert speakers. This year’s conference will host a wide range of speakers including Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Warner Music UK EVP Darcus Beese OBE, Ivors Academy chair Tom Gray, chair of the BPI YolanDa Brown OBE DL, Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES), Sacha Lord (NTIA) and the ‘They Think It’s All Sober’ podcast.

The Spanish Wave, TGE, British Council Spain, Marshall Live Agency & Houston Party
Sila Lua (Spain)
Noah & The Loners (UK)

For more information on The Great Escape please check the website.

For tickets for the festival please check here.

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