Following last week's initial line-up announcement, The Great Escape have today announced the keynote speakers for this years event.

Chief executive of the Art Council England Alan Davey and Rough Trade Retail co-ownwer Stephen Godfroy will take to the stage to give their thoughts on subjects ranging from arts funding to the future of high street retail.

Great Escape Convention Programmer, Chris Cooke, will also lead a discussion with high profile band managers Brian Message and Garry Blackburn on how they will be approaching the music business in the coming months and years.

The Great Escape will be held over the 16th – 18th May and for more information on tickets and the line-up, head here.