The Great Escape 2023

Wed 10th - Sat 13th May 2023
Brighton, UK

CIMA will be returning to The Great Escape in Brighton, UK next May! We will once again be hosting Canada House showcases on site and providing business opportunities for participating Canadian companies.

The Great Escape is the festival for new music, showcasing 500 emerging artists from all over the world in 30+ walkable venues across the city. Music industry professionals from across the globe descend on The Great Escape to discover new music and attend the conference run alongside the showcasing component which features panels, keynote speeches, networking opportunities and more. To learn more about The Great Escape click here.

We’re currently looking for bands/artists who want to showcase at Canada House in 2023. Now’s your chance - get those applications in!

Please note that this opportunity is open to partner hosts as well.

When: May 10-13, 2023

Where: Brighton, UK


-There is no fee to submit a Canada House showcasing application.

-Each artist must have a business representative on site. Artists can act as their own representative if they are comfortable taking part in the business events.

-Companies interested in participating in just the business portion of this mission (no showcasing artist) will be invoiced once this application is complete.

-Artists are encouraged to reach out to their local music industry association (listed in the application form) to notify them that they have applied for Canada House at TGE.

-Final selection of the Canada House showcasing artists will be made by The Great Escape.

Fees: Canada House showcases are co-presented by the provincial music industry associations, partners and funders. If you are accepted the presenter of the showcase will incur the showcasing costs (ie. A provincial host partner of CIMA's).

Deadline to Apply: November 25, 2022

Interested in submitting an application to showcase at Canada House?

Canadian acts interested in showcasing are encouraged to apply directly to The Great Escape as well. Applications are now open until February 15, 2023:

Curious what CIMA has done at The Great Escape in the past? Take a look at our event synopses from (almost) the last 10 years: 

2019 The Great Escape - Event Synopsis

2018 The Great Escape - Event Synopsis

2017 The Great Escape - Event Synopsis

2016 The Great Escape - Event Synopsis

2015 The Great Escape – Event Synopsis

2014 The Great Escape – Event Synopsis

2013 The Great Escape – Event Synopsis

2012 The Great Escape – Event Synopsis

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