Liverpool Sound City, alongside Edge Hill University and music charity Brighter Sound, are teaming up with pop’s trio Stealing Sheep to create an unforgettable women-liberating performance at this year’s festival.
Inspired by the Suffragette movement (which allowed a portion of women from the UK to gain the vote in 1918) Stealing Sheep are paying homage to our predecessors at this year’s Sound City with a special performance, which is set to incorporate some of the finest female talents from Merseyside.
“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 which will showcase at Sound City.’ say Stealing Sheep about their equality-promoting performance.
“The procession is a celebration of women and responds to the centenary of suffrage with female musicians and dancers from Edge Hill University.”
The project, which will bring together female percussionists and drummers from Edge Hill University, is titled the ‘Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute’ and is co-commissioned by the university itself as part of their ‘Wonder Woman’ year of festivities. Manchester’s Brighter Sound charity is also listed as a co-commissioner.
The performance itself will be choreographed by Kate Cox and is set to be the crown jewel in Stealing Sheep’s five-day residency, held from April 30-May 4, at The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool. The official showcase of the project will take place on May 5, during Sound City.
The festival, which takes place across Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle and Cains Brewery, features the likes of DMA’s, Black Honey, No Hot Ashes and Peace, alongside Stealing Sheep themselves.
For more information on how to apply to be part of Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute, click here.
Liverpool Sound City takes place across various venues in Liverpool’s city centre, from May 5-6, 2018.