The Great Escape Goes Dutch


The Great Escape has announced that the Netherlands will be its lead international partner at next year’s event, taking place from May 17th-19th.

Dutch Music Export and The Great Escape will be highlighting the Netherlands’ music industry, featuring performances from some of the country’s rising emerging talent, including Naaz and Pitou.

With the partnership in the bag, its time for some obligatory and mutually appreciative quotes.

Dutch Music Export producer Ruud Berends said: “Dutch Music Export is proud to be the focus country at TGE 2018. Our country has supported and attended TGE from year one with both the Dutch Impact Party and through various promotional support for our artists and industry.

Berends continued: “The UK is one of the most important countries for us to present the best the Lowlands has to offer and The Great Escape provides the best platform to showcase, support and promote Dutch musical talent to not only the UK but international music industries and audiences.”

Rory Bett, MAMA CEO added: “At last we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on one of our strongest, most longstanding partners, the Netherlands. Since the birth of TGE in 2006 the DME has worked alongside us to bring the best Dutch artists to the festival, our convention and line-up has grown from strength to strength with their support and incredible music scene. 2018 is the perfect time to put the very best The Netherlands has to offer at the forefront of our festival.”

The Great Escape’s previous lead international partners include Canada, New Zealand, France and Switzerland.

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