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The Great Escape 2015

Breaking an artist abroad – Industry Panel

Thursday 14 May 2015 at 3.00pm

The Old Courtroom

Industry-facing showcase events provide a crucial platform to artists looking to build global careers. But how do artists and their teams know which events will have the most impact? And what support and funding is available to make the most of significant opportunities? This panel takes a look at some of the best international showcasing events in the world, offering advice and case studies to help you to decide the best routes into key territories.
With guests: Evelyn Sieber (Reeperbahn Festival), Matt McDonald (CMJ Music Marathon), Nick O’Byrne (BIGSOUND, Australia) and Claire Southwick (Primitive Management/Transgressive Producers). Moderated by Vanessa Reed (PRS for Music Foundation).

Entry to the panel is available for all delegates.

International Showcase Fund – Live Showcase

Friday 15 May 2015 from 12noon – 4.00pm

Dome Studio Theatre

Our live showcase at The Great Escape 2015 will feature 4 of the incredible acts supported through the International Showcase Fund.

12.15pm Jay Prince
1.15pm Spring King
2.15pm Boxed In
3.15pm PINS

Entry to showcase is available to all delegates and festival pass holders.

International Showcase Fund is a partnership between PRS for Music Foundation, UKTI, British Underground, Arts Council England and Musicians’ Union.

Jay Prince

Jay Prince is an East London hailing Hip-Hop artist and producer whose sound — described as mellow, nostalgic Hip-Hop — combines a complex, poetical and smooth array of elements. Drawing influences from the early beginnings of Hip-Hop and fusing them together with todays modern and experimental sounds..

Spring King

Spring King are a four piece band from Manchester, combining Funeral era Arcade Fire with the pure garage punk of The Reatards. They record in a disused bathroom.

Boxed In

Boxed In is songwriter and producer Oli Bayston with live band formed by Mark Nicholl, Jack Benfield and Liam Hutton. Boxed In eponymous debut album was released in the UK on Jan 19th and has attracted a lot of media attention. The Sunday Times described it as “Stunning”..


PINS are Faith Holgate, Anna Donigan, Lois Macdonald and Sophie Galpin. They started playing together in early 2011, with Galpin replacing the original drummer in February 2013. PINS self-released their first songs (A. Eleventh hour / AA. Shoot you) through their own label ‘Haus of PINS’ in May 2012 along with a debut video for ‘Eleventh Hour’ directed by Sing. J. Lee. The tape sold out within a few hours and the video received a great deal of attention for the band. Later that year PINS worked with Bella Union to release their ‘Luvu4lyf’ EP on 10″ glitter vinyl – now sold out (500). The EP was followed by their first UK tour, and the band later signed with Bella Union, going on to release their first Album ‘Girls Like Us’. PINS new album ‘Wild Nights’ will be released on 8th June 2015 through Bella Union.

Find out about all the amazing artists performing at this year’s Great Escape festival and get your ticktets on their website