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Introducing University of Sussex x The Great Escape 2020

Dream Wife - image via Paradigm Agency

On Friday 14 February a special live event will take place at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts to mark the launch of an exciting new University partnership with The Great Escape festival. Brighton’s annual music event showcases the best up and coming artists each May in venues across the city.

Between 11am and 2.30pm there will be panel discussions with The Great Escape team, unpacking all the processes that go into planning and programming the festival. Other industry professionals will break down how the music industry works - including the different possible career paths and how people got into the work they are doing now. 

Dream Wife, one of the acts from the upcoming festival, will host a discussion along with a selection of fans, discussing gender balance in the music industry and safety at gigs, with a focus on the local music scene in Brighton.

During the afternoon sessions attendees will also hear about a special series of work placement opportunities within The Great Escape main festival in May. Different opportunities are available across various roles - from technical to venue rep assistants. 40 work placements are reserved exclusively for University of Sussex students and details of how to apply will be available at the event. There are also 10 media passes granting special access to the festival for University of Sussex student media (print, radio, TV and social media). 

In the evening, from 7.30pm, Dream Wife will headline a gig at ACCA featuring some more of the acts from The Great Escape 2020 lineup. 

The events on Friday 14 February are free of charge and open to University of Sussex students and staff. You can book tickets to the afternoon event and evening gig at ACCA's website.

For more information about The Great Escape and the first 150 acts announced, visit the festival website.

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Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Wednesday, 12 February 2020