The Inaugural ESCAPE / by Rocco Gardner

Torrential rain and storms forced the last day to be cancelled, but the mark was made and Escape was born.

Special thanks to the Shinnecock Nation of Long Island for allowing Escape to use their land as a home for the weekend.  Special thanks also to our Partners, New York City and the community of Southampton NY, its businesses and the local town for all of the support in getting Escape on its feet, we will always remember your generosity, Escape.

AUGUST 6 - 8, 2011

Five years of planning, countless meetings and an ocean to cross.  In early August 2011, Escape arrived on the shores of North America.  Brought by British entrepreneur and Escape Founder, Rocco Gardner, along with UK festival producer Freddie Fellowes, of The Secret Garden Party.

New Yorkers and travellers from further afield were treated to a weekend of entertainment never seen before in the US.  Cutting edge artists combined with amazing art, great food, teepees and fashion from New York were just some of the elements guests were treated to.