Success for Falmouth's academic partner WaterBear at Great Escape festival

29 April 2022

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Next month, Falmouth’s academic partner WaterBear, the College of Music, will see several of its students take the stage at The Great Escape music festival.

Falmouth University works in partnership with several specialist institutions around the world. We’re absolutely delighted to see the success of students studying with WaterBear, who offer innovative degrees that have been designed for contemporary, independent musicians.

Finnian James, The Famous People, Chloe Leigh, Izzy Adams, Ernesto Diaz, Lilly Knott, Dirtsharks, Signature Gold and Let’s Swim, Get Swimming will all take to the stage across the three-day event, which is hosted at various venues in Brighton’s flourishing music scene.

The Great Escape is one of the most exciting festivals on the UK’s summer calendar. The artists that make up its line-up often go on to big things in the music industry, so festival goers  get to discover their new favourite artist before they hit the big time.

The festival provides a fantastic platform for the young artists. The Great Escape is always well attended by members of the music industry, who’ll be on the lookout for 2022’s next break-out star.

Samantha Grady, Head of Product Innovation, Partnerships and Online at Falmouth University, told us:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to hear that several of Falmouth University’s students who are studying with our partner WaterBear will be performing at The Great Escape this summer.

“The festival is one of the greatest talent showcases in the world and is well known for fostering future stars in the music industry – this kind of exposure, and the support to perform at this level, is exactly the kind of opportunity that students studying with WaterBear can access via their courses.

“This is a great example of how WaterBear’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, combined with their authenticity and connectivity in the creative industries, can help take students’ work to the next level.

“We can’t wait to see how they get on at the festival, and in the next chapter of their studies and careers.”


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