Seven acts performed over two stages drawing a strong industry presence especially for opening act The Dig from New York - managed by former Atlantic A&R Leigh Lust ( Jet, Avalanches) - performing their first UK gig.
And there was much media interest in quirky charismatic Warner Bros-signing Dale Earnhart Jr Jr who flew in from Detroit to release an EP this week.
Meanwhile, for the first time the event partnered with PledgeMusic with all acts appearing in the Acoustic Stable having generated funds to record new albums using their direct-to-fan platform. The stable was especially packed out for the performance by Sophie Madeleine - also the first signing to PledgeMusic Publishing - and enjoyed enthusiastic support for former Busted frontman Charlie Simpson and Tallulah Rendall.
Drawing the biggest crowd on the Main Stage was former Ou Est Le Swimming Pool vocalist Caan launching his debut EP on iTunes this week while new Moda Records signing Polarsets from Whitley Bay thrilled the audience with their enthusiastic performance.
Breakout is a co-venture between Music Week and All Night Long Promotions - which last week won best independent promoter at the UK Live Music Awards - and has put on more than 80 acts to more than 10,000 people in its first year. ANL's Gary Prosser said, "Pulling 800 people was an amazing way to celebrate our anniversary - it was a pleasure to partner with PledgeMusic for the first time - and we are so excited to see what happens in our second year."
The next Music Week Breakout is on November 9. For more details see .