The Great Escape takes place May 10-12, 2012 in Brighton, UK.
The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA, in conjunction with The Great Escape, is hosting it's inaugural Canada House at TGE at the Blind Tiger Club (52-54 Grand Parade), starting at 11AM on Thursday 10th May. Canada House will feature four showcasing partners and twelve bands over three afternoons 10th - 12th May 2012.
Showcasing partners will host VIP Networking Brunches for TGE Delegates at the Blind Tiger Club daily starting at 11AM on Thursday, 12PM on Friday and 11:30AM on Saturday. Afterwards, the doors open to general admission for the Canadian showcases. Alberta Music and SaskMusic will host a Western Canadian Showcase on Thursday, 10th May. Music Nova Scotia will host a showcase on Friday, 11th May and M for Montreal and FACTOR will host showcases on Saturday, 12th May. In addition, the 24 Canadian bands will perform throughout the festival across Brighton.
Events will be preceded by a special networking event at the Canadian Embassy in London on May 9th, before TGE begins.
You can listen to tracks from all of the Canadian artists playing at the festival via our Soundcloud player below
CIMA would like to thank all our partners and supporters for the event, including FACTOR, Astral, Canadian Music Week, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Government of Canada, SOCAN, AVLA and Harvard Broadcasting.