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Sound City 2018 – Calling all female musicians

Liverpool’s pier festival is back for 2018! Sound City returns on Bank Holiday 5th and 6th May 2018.

By Emma Tattum | @emmat1995

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Calling all female musicians!

The festival recently announced a special collaboration with ‘Stealing Sheep’, co-commissioned by Sound City Innovation Partner Edge Hill University and Brighter Sound

Pop trio, Stealing Sheep are celebrating women with a performance inspired by the suffragette movement at Liverpool’s pier festival, SoundCity this May. With the continuation of building equality for all in music, ‘Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute’ will bring together female drummers and percussionists from around the Liverpool area.


Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep


Featuring design, AV and production students who plan to create a marching band and procession featuring brand new music – all inspired by women, equality and empowerment.

Stealing Sheep says: ‘We’re doing a residency with Both Sides Now at the Invisible Wind Factory where we’ll be inviting 15 female drummers to join us in a marching procession that will showcase at Sound city! The procession is a celebration of women and responds to the centenary of suffrage with female musicians and dancers from Edge Hill University. We’re working with a choreographer called Kate Cox and working with map projections which will be installed in the Blade Factory during the festival!’

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The performance will be the culmination of a five-day artistic residency led by Stealing Sheep. The residency is part of ‘Both Sides Now’, an initiative led by Brighter Sound to support, inspire and showcase female artists based in the Merseyside region and will take place from 30 Apr-4 May working with Stealing Sheep at The Invisible Wind Factory to create a new performance in response to the centenary of suffrage, culminating in a showcase at Sound City on Saturday May 5th.

 Edge Hill University have co-commissioned the piece as part of its ‘Wonder Women’ year of celebration of women’s suffrage, and empowered its students to be involved through its innovative Student Opportunity programme. More information can be found here.

Stealing Sheep are joining an incredible line up over the weekend with music from  DMA’S, The Slow Readers Club, Picture This, Idles, Wye Oak and Black Honey on the Saturday, and on Sunday, Peace, Sunset Sons, Yellow Days, Baxter Dury, Jaws and Dermot Kennedy all performing, and 100s more artists taking part from around the world.

Potential applicants for the artistic residency and performance are encouraged to apply here. 


Sound City
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th May 2018
Taking place across Baltic Triangle and Cains Brewery, Liverpool
Twitter: @soundcity / Instagram: @liverpoolsoundcity

Tickets on sale now!

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