The collaboration is co-commissioned by Sound City Innovation Partner Edge Hill University and Brighter Sound
Sound City is incredibly proud to announce it is working with the surreal pop trio Stealing Sheep on a unique project which will culminate at the festival itself, in their home town of Liverpool, on Saturday 5th May.
In response to the centenary of suffrage, Stealing Sheep are celebrating women with a performance inspired by the suffragette movement at the festival, as momentum continues to build for equality for all in music.
Co-commissioned by Edge Hill University and Manchester-based creative music charity Brighter Sound, ‘Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute’ will bring together female drummers and percussionists from the Liverpool area with design, AV and production students to create a marching band and procession featuring brand new music. Everything will be inspired by women, equality and empowerment.
Stealing Sheep say: “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!”
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 across 30 April-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 5 th. Potential applicants for the artistic residency and performance are encouraged to apply here.
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 will be joining a weekend of incredible music with Saturday’s headliners including DMA’S, The Slow Readers Club, Picture This, Idles, Wye Oak and Black Honey, 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.