The countdown is now on for the Sound City festival and its sister conference Sound City+ in Liverpool, creating the most packed edition to date across Friday 3rd– Sunday 5th May.
Now the award-winning, independent and champion of new and emerging music is incredibly proud to reveal more amazing guests coming to the city as part of an illuminating, inspiring and enchanting weekend of music, arts, conversation, creativity and exploration.
And first up, it doesn’t get much more exciting than Sound City’s new conference guests, with three iconic new names now announced.
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. Next up, there are two very special In Conversation guests to savour.
Firstly, Andy McCluskey is 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 Atomic Kitten, he has earned 60 gold and platinum album and single awards and sold over 15 million albums and 25 million singles, and joins Sound City+ Trashed TV on Saturday 4th May.
And not everyone gets the chance to work with one of their heroes, but this is the reward that was granted to New York-based engineer, Erin Tonkon. From having David Bowie’s picture adorned on her bedroom wall, to engineering, mixing and performing backing vocals on his Grammy award-winning final album ‘Blackstar’, Erin has achieved feats that most can only dream of. Catch Erin’s In Conversation on Friday 4th May at the British Music Experience.