Sound City+ has revealed three iconic artists that will head-up this year’s panel: Chrissie Hynde, Andy McCluskey and Erin Tonkon.
The award-winning Sound City Festival is returning on Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th May, along with its jam-packed sister conference Sound City+. This year there will be more incredible emerging acts, more talent, and amazing guests as part of an exciting weekend of music, arts, conversation, creativity and exploration.
With a published memoir and a book of her art under her belt, American singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde has continued to make a significant impact on the arts for nearly 40 years.
The American singer is best known for her work with the Pretenders. Over her illustrious career she has firmly cemented herself as a global rock icon and one of the most influential and inspiring female musicians.
In the historic setting of Liverpool’s Cunard Building, Chrissie will be chatting with Absolute Radio’s Danielle Perry as the Keynote speaker on Friday 3rd May.
A music industry veteran; an accomplished singer, songwriter and public speaker. As the lead singer of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark as well as the co-creator and co-songwriter of pop-group Atomic Kitten, he has earned 60 gold and platinum album and single awards and sold over 15 million albums and 25 million singles. Andy will join Sound City+ Trashed TV on Saturday 4th May.
Originally from New York, Erin performed backing vocals for David Bowies Grammy award-winning final album ‘Blackstar’. Catch Erin’s ‘In Conversation’ on Friday 4th May at the British Music Experience.
This year even more panels have been announced
‘Getting signed…Who, how and why?’; In Association with Distiller TV and SOTN,
BPI Presents: ‘Streaming & Playlists Explained’;
‘The Levi’s Music Project: Creating Community Impact Through Brand and Music Partnerships’
‘How to build your A team: An artist’s guide to budgets, contracts and law’
One of the coolest new panels will be Trashed TV! A fresh and unique project that takes the form of a live magazine. It aims to celebrate all things creative through multiple mediums, offering a platform for both emerging talent and established names to share their opinions, art and anecdotes.
Trashed will be interviewing some very special guests and also be talking to some of the brightest young bands around giving SC+ attendees the chance to experience personal insights into the music industry from the bands.
More at Sound City:
This year there is an exciting opportunity for emerging female talent!
Gwenno calls out for the region’s most exciting emerging female talent to join her Gwenno is joining Sound City with a special one-off performance of brand-new works with her producer, Rhys Edwards, and some of the region’s most exciting emerging female talent.
The project encourages the exploration of concepts inspired by a sense of place and people, drawing from Liverpool’s rich and varied communities.
The material will be created on a five-day residency as part of Both Sides Now, a pioneering initiative from music charity Brighter Sound. For more info click here.
Sound City is also very excited to announce more showcases and late-night parties taking place across the whole weekend, including live action from Bella Union, DIY, Gigwise, CD Baby, ATC and UTA, plus late-night parties from Shit Indie Disco, Machine’n’Funk and Fiesta Bombarda with Positive Vibrations.
The Unusual Art Sourcing Company is back and better than ever!
Featuring pop-up life drawing, poetry, and impromptu theatre and loads more happening!
Tickets for Sound City are now on sale here.