Nathalie von Rotz has been working for The Great Escape since December 2015 – having started as the Festival’s Booking Assistant and then became the Events Executive in 2016. She liaises with all international trade partners, all the partners who have international showcases at The Great Escape such as Canada House, and also UK-based partners, such as AIM, Believe, PRS or AIM. She also oversees the Alternative Escape, which is the official series of shows taking place alongside the core festival program. Before The Great Escape, she worked for the Swiss Music Export office in Zurich Switzerland and various music promoters in London.
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 plus, new for 2018, a festival site on Brighton Beach. It’s the first place to discover your new favorite artists and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages. TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. It runs a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.