THE GREAT ESCAPE Informational: Create Spark @ The Great Escape 2012 Inc Pond, Keep Shelly in Athens, Porcelain Raft, O Children + Canada House

As you're more than aware, The Great Escape is nearly upon us and Create Spark is getting involved more this year than any other at TGE 2012.

Firstly Debbie Ball from Create Spark is gritting her teeth and preparing to speak at the convention tomorrow Thurs 10th May as part of the DIY panel. Do come along and hear what she has to say about promoting new bands, details are here.

Then the debut Canada House event kicks off on Thurs afternoon with the first of four showcases atThe Blind Tiger Club. Canada House features a range of Canadian talent from the XXisms of Gold & Youth and Hot Panda's hooky indie pop to Rich Aucoin and Misteur Valaire's electronic pop and the gentler folky strains of Slow Down, Molasses and Ben Caplan. Full details of the showcases hosted each afternoon are here, alongside a mixtape of all the Canadian artists at this year's festival. All delegates are also welcome to come to the daily pre-gig networking brunches too, do email to find out more and RSVP.

From Create Spark's roster proper, we also have Aussie psych rockers Pond creating a sizeable buzz at the festival, Grecian downbeat duo Keep Shelly in AthensPorcelain Raft's divine synth pop, Canadian artrockers The Darcys, charismatic electronic trio We Have Band, London indie gang O Children and the cerebral post classical of A Winged Victory For The Sullen playing this weekend.Full shows and timings are as follows:

The Darcys 
Thursday May 10th 7.45pm The Guardian New Band of the Day @ The Warren

A Winged Victory For The Sullen 
Friday May 11th 9pm Drowned in Sound/Erased Tapes @ St Mary's Church

Keep Shelly in Athens 
Friday May 11th 10.15pm The Guardian New Band of the Day @ The Warren

Sat May 12th 1.45pm @ Urban Outfitters 
Sat May 12th 11.30pm @ The Hope

Thurs May 10th – 8.15pm - NME @ The Dome, TGE, Brighton 
Fri May 11th – 12.45pm Republic of Music @ Shipwrights Yard, 73 Middle Street 
Fri May 11th - 8.45pm - NME @ Corn Exchange

Porcelain Raft 
Thurs May 10th - 2.15pm CMJ @ The Albert 
Sat May 12th - 8.45pm Resonance FM @ The Haunt

We Have Band 
Fri May 11th - 3.45pm Republic of Music @ Shipwright’s Yard, 73 Middle Street 
Fri May 11th 7.15pm @ The Haunt

For more info about The Great Escape, meet-ups, interviews and fish and chip advice, please contact and

May 10, 2012 6:26am ET by Create Spark   Comments (0)

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