Conference Speaker

Adam Ryan

London, UK

The Great Escape (UK) - Head of Music


The Great Escape takes place in Brighton (UK) over four days in May showcasing over 500 artists. Representing around 27 countries, across 30 plus venues. Over 5000 music industry delegates and professionals attended each year from around the globe. Adam Ryan has been involved with The Great Escape Festival since the first event in 2006. He’s now Head of Music, a position he’s held for 7 years. Over the years Adam has worked with everyone from NME, iD, The Face, Wonderland, Notion, Fader, DIY, Dork, MTV, BBC and most other music media and fashion publications in the events space. Adam has also programmed activations for Amazon, Fred Perry, Levis, Marshall Amps, Fender, Dr Martens and many other sponsors. While Adam worked as a stage rep in the early days of The Great Escape he was also a London-based promoter working across Camden Barfly, The Forum, Borderline, Jazz Café and other venues in the capital. Adam started out programming and promoting in 2004 at a small club in Mayfair London called White Heat.


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