Our Education Partnership with the Great Escape


BIMM is pleased to announce its role as Lead Education Partner at the Great Escape Festival (TGE) 2019. The news brings with it a host of opportunities for BIMM students to work behind the scenes across the three-day event, gaining valuable industry experience in various roles.  

TGE is one of Europe’s premier new music festivals featuring 500 of the best up-and-coming artists from across the world. BIMM’s long standing relationship with the annual event produces many fantastic work experience opportunities for our students each year, and 2019 is no exception.

Around 70 BIMM students will be working behind the scenes at several of the festival’s 35 live music venues, including roles such as Delegate Registration, Venue Management, Front Of House, Wristband Exchange, Box Office, Artist Liaison, Event Control, Site Runners and more.

“BIMM are incredibly proud to once again be the Lead Educational Partner of the Great Escape Festival this year.” said Artist Development & Events Manager Suzi Ireland. “We work closely with TGE’s management team to source the best work opportunities for our skilled students, as well as being able to offer around 80 performance slots for our bands and artists within TGE programming.

Building on previous years, we will have BIMM related acts playing at our official showcase event, as part of the Alternative Escape and they will also be performing at the various Street Performance spots across the centre of Brighton. In addition to this, make sure to keep your eyes open for some more of our acts playing at two venues hosting opening parties on the Wednesday!”

Music Business student Clara Charlier, who gained experience at other festivals in 2018, is helping to manage BIMM’s numerous Street Performances at TGE this year. She spoke of what her role entails and how she’s feeling about her involvement.

“I’ve been asked by Suzi to help out with this year’s BIMM Street Performances. My main role is booking the artists, overseeing the performance spots and making sure all equipment works and is stored correctly each day. It’ll be good to build upon my experience at last year’s TGE. It’s great to have the opportunity to meet festival officials too. I’m looking forward to seeing it all come together!”


The full line-up for our Alternative Escape all-dayer at the North Laine Brewhouse will be announced soon, accompanying details on BIMM’s presence at the Education Conference featuring an impressive list of expert panelists. Be sure to keep an eye on our news feed for more info.

If you’re interested in gaining access to brilliant work-experience opportunities at some the best music festivals in the industry, why not Apply Now for a course at BIMM? Alternatively, if you’re interested in meeting our tutors and checking out our amazing facilities, why not book yourself onto one of our Open Days? 


POSTED ON: March 25, 2019
  • Global, Careers & Industry