The Spanish Wave at The Great Escape

We are delighted to share the full programme for this year’s lead country partner lead by The Spanish Wave

Lala Hayden – aka Laura Hayden, former Anteros frontwoman – will be appearing alongside other acts such as R&B powerhouse Eva Ruiz and raucous quintet The Gulps. You will also find performances from Sila Lua, Ona Mafalda, Mujeres, Mavica, Depresión Sonora, and Divorce From New York, as well as other special activities highlighting the Spanish music industry.

Listen to the artists who will be at TGE with The Spanish Wave on this dedicated playlist here.

Check out the full schedule of The Spanish Wave at The Great Escape 2024 below.


Thursday 16th May @ DUST

9.30pm Mavica
8.30pm Sila Lua
7.30pm Eva Ruiz
6.30pm Ona Mafalda

Friday 17th May @ Horatio’s

3.30pm Lala Hayden
2.30pm The Gulps
1.30pm Depresión Sonora
12.30pm Mujeres

THE PANELS (delegate pass needed)

Altafonte presents: Spain, Europe, Latam… Joining the dots

Date: Thursday 16th May
Time: 10am
Location: Hotel Leonardo, Brighton
What’s going on? Moderated by Tomas Crespo from Altafonte, this panel will cement Spain’s place as a musical hotbed, and discuss its relationship with both Europe and Latin American.
Who? Speakers include Maxime Dodinet (Sony Music), Beatriz de la Guardia (Planet Events at Live Nation Spain), Jose Luis Seijas (Candela Records / Latino Life UK), Mar Rojo (Sonido Muchacho), Fernando Montes (William Morris Endeavour UK), Carlos Abreu (United Talent Agency) and Chiara Hellquist Martínez (VEVO Spain).

DIY Presents: Spain Land of Festivals
Date: Friday 17th May
Time: 10am
Location: Hotel Leonardo, Brighton
What’s going on? Moderated by our publisher Rupert Vereker, this panel will dig into the vibrant festival scene that Spain currently boasts; from huge events such as Mad Cool Festival, through to more boutique offerings like Lanzarote’s Sonidos Liquidos.
Who? Speakers include Cindy Castillo (Mad Cool Festival), Sebastian Vera (Mallorca Live Festival), Maria Arias (Ticketmaster Spain and Artist and Promoter Relations Lead at Ticketmaster Music), Israel Perez (Productions Baltimore: Warm Up Festival, Murcia; Low Festival, Benidorm), Ruben Gutierrez del Castillo (Function SGAE VP) and Tali Acosta (Sonidos Liquidos, Lanzarote).

THE EVENTS (delegate pass needed)

Meet the Spaniards reception / Spain trade mission and partners party

Date: Thursday 16th May
Time: 4 – 6pm
Location: Hotel Leonardo, Brighton
What’s going on? Join The Spanish Wave for speeches, drinks, tapas and presentations with partners, plus a Divorce From New York DJ set. By RSVP only.

Fiesta! Mad Cool Party

Date: Thursday 16th May
Time: 11pm – 2am
Location: DUST
What’s going on? Drinks, music and surprises plus DJ set from Divorce From New York.

The partners for this year’s lead country are as follows: The Spanish Wave, AIE, Fundación SGAE, Instituto Cervantes, British Council, Live Nation España, Ticketmaster España, Radio 3, Mondo Sonoro, DIY, Sonido Muchacho, Altafonte, Houston Party, Sonidos Líquidos, Phe Festival, Mallorca Live Festival, Mercury Wheels, Planet Events, Producciones Baltimore, Mad Cool Festival.