The Great Escape has announced that the spotlight will be on the music industries of Latvia and Lithuania this year, with Music Export Latvia and The Lithuanian Music Business Association as lead international partners.
Various artists from the two Eastern European markets will appear at The Great Escape as part of the market spotlight programme, with Lithuania’s Without Letters and Alina Orlova, and Carnival Youth and Howling Owl from Latvia, already confirmed. Representatives from both countries’ respective music industries will attend as delegates.
Confirming the alliance, Director of the Lithuanian Music Business Association Vaidas Stackevičius said: “The Great Escape caught us by surprise offering to focus on our countries, we hadn’t expected it to happen so quickly! But this is what The Great Escape is all about; discovering new talents, exploring new territories and delivering surprises. We are very proud and look forward to being the lead country focus together with Latvia at the festival for new music”.
The festival also announced alliance with the Raindance Film Festival, which will see a small programme of music-based films screened as part of the event.
The Great Escape takes place from 19th – 21st May this year across various venues in Brighton. Find out more here.
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