UMA Music Return For 2018 In Partnership With Live Nation And The Great Escape


Following on from 2016’s success, UMA Music have teamed up with Live Nation and The Great Escape to host the 2018 event. The UMAs will take place at the Brighton Centre to celebrate the UK’s newest and most talented unsigned artists. The awards will take place on 16 May 2018 to kick off the 13thedition of The Great Escape. The nominees will be chosen by UK’s leading influencers, booking agencies, promoters and festival partners.

Rory Bett, CEO of Mama Festivals and The Great Escape Festival says:

 “For the past 12 years The Great Escape has led the way in supporting upcoming talent, doing more than any other festival to get new and emerging bands onto the industry radar. Bringing the UMAs to The Great Escape is a perfect launch platform to the 2018 festival and just another way that we can continue to champion the music talent of the future.”

 UMA will also be partnering with UNILAD Entertainment. Kevin Tewis-Allen, Global director of music and entertainment at UNILAD says:

“UNILAD was thrilled to be the original media partner at the 2016 awards and are delighted to announce our continued support for the UMAs in 2018. Live Nation is the perfect global partner for the UMAs and UNILAD will continue to set the music bar very high with the best LIVE entertainment shows.”

Early-bird tickets to the event are now available through Ticketmaster:

 Applications for the second annual Unsigned Music Awards open in July 2017.Artists can register now to receive updates at

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