Much like SXSW, The Great Escape isn't just about live music, as the convention they put on is second to none, and is always worth checking out.

This year, due to a rather sizeable grant from the Arts Council England (£38'000!), The Great Escape will be running a 'DIY In The Spotlight' programme, which will look at everything from running an independent label, all the way through to the promotion.

With the likes of Song By Toad, Holy Roar and Debbie Ball (Create Spark) involved, it looks like this could be one of the highlights of the convention.

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