Unsigned Music Awards to partner with The Great Escape and Live Nation in 2018

Following 2016's inaugural Unsigned Music Awards the event is set to return bigger and better in 2018. 

The event will team up with Live Nation and Brighton's The Great Escape festival for new music and will see the UMAs take over the Brighton Centre. 

With a capacity of 4,000, the event will celebrate a number of the UK's most innovative and unique unsigned artists. 

Taking place on 16th May 2017, the awards will kick off the 13th edition of The Great Escape, whilst nominees are expected to be selected by several of the UK's leading influencers, booking agents, promoters and festival partners. 

Rory Bett, CEO of Mama Festivals and The Great Escape said: "For the past 12 years The Great Escape has led the way in supporting upcoming talent, doing more than any other festival to get new and emerging bands onto the industry radar. 

"Bringing the UMAs to The Great Escape is a perfect launch platform to the 2017 festival and just another way that we can continue to champion the music talent of the future." 

Simon O'Kelly, CEO of UMA Music Group and the Unsigned Music Awards commented: "We are excited to continue the growth of the Unsigned Music Awards as a platform to promote the unsigned, self-signed and otherwise emerging artists, around the world.

"Opening Europe's largest festival for new music with an award ceremony that recognises only new music makes perfect sense and we can't think of a more suitable partner to bring this vision to life, than Live Nation." 

Early-bird tickets for the Unsigned Music Awards are available here, whilst early-bird tickets for The Great Escape 2018 are available here

For more information, please visit www.umamusic.com

Words Lauren Wade

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