The Great Escape, now in its 11th year, is one of UK's biggest music industry events, and is recognised internationally for showcasing the best new music from across the globe. Taking place in the seaside town of Brighton, it programmes over 450 artists across 35 venues in 3 days, representing a diverse array of artists across all different genres.

The British Council has once again invited a selection of international festival producers, agents, bookers and promoters who are looking to book British artists, with additional support from UKTI. The ultimate aim of the visit is to develop links between the international and UK music sector to encourage the booking of British artists going overseas.




Mai Thang

Mai Thang is a BA graduate of Music Business Studies from The Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford. She is now head of the Arts & Entertainment department at Am5 Ltd and currently managing niche projects and artists such as singers Uyen Linh and Ha Tran. Am5 Ltd are currently working on Ha Tran’s latest multimedia project called Ban Nguyen and developing her upcoming tour and concert. The company also partnered with Thanh Viet Production to produce Monsoon Music Festival 2014, 2015 and the upcoming 2016 edition which will take place in October.


Quoc-Trung Nguyen

Quoc Trung has been a renowned music producer/composer for the past 25 years in Vietnam. He has produced a number of projects working with the top 5 singers in Vietnam and created the world-music project: The Road To Infinity, which was inspired by traditional Vietnamese music. Quoc Trung has produced world-class concerts and music projects, and collaborated and toured in many countries with various international artists. He is also the creator of the first international multi-genre music festival in Vietnam, Monsoon Music Festival, which has attracted audiences of around 30,000 since it began in 2014 and is growing stronger every year.