Thursday, 18 May 2017

Author's Note: This post is brought to you by BIMM London. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! 

NEXT week I will be travelling to Liverpool to do some press at the Liverpool Sound City Festival.  BIMM London is sending six Music Journalism students to work the four-day festival. This year they are celebrating their tenth year with a fantastic lineup that includes headliners The Kooks, Metronomy, The Human League and John Cale. Before I get into it, here's a playlist I made with some of the best tunes by this year's acts!

The festival also offers some interesting non-musical events such as conferences and exclusive interviews with working professionals such as Peaches and Art of Noise. SoundCity+, as it is called, will be on Friday 26th May. The itinerary is jam-packed with the discussions of groundbreaking topics such as how to make music your full-time job, grime, secondary ticketing and establishing your own festivals. Some of the most important industry people will be doing these conferences, from ITV's Head of Music, Karen Craig to grime music's Dapz on the Map. I'm VERY much looking forward to all of these!

It's only until the Saturday and Sunday, however, when it gets even more interesting. After Friday's John Cale headline, the final two days have almost 12 hours of incredible new and established talent. Fickle Friends (fresh off supporting The Kooks on tour) will be at the Atlantic Stage with The Hunna, Vant, Slaves and headliners Metronomy. Saturday will also feature performances on other stages by the Japanese House, Peaches, Touts, and Dapz on the Map and Wuzi. Sunday is no less of a fantastic day, with The Kooks headlining the Atlantic Stage and performances from The Sherlocks, The Amazons, Local Native, Swiimers, Judas and many more. Click here for the whole schedule.

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The Kooks
Something I'm really looking forward to is attending Tim Peak's Diner. The Charlatan's Tim Burgess started this set of events with a mix of performances from artists and DJs as well as interviews. This year's conversations will be with The Velvet Underground's John Cale and Tim Burgess himself. Safe to say, myself and anyone else who will be there are up for a treat.

BIMM is also showcasing five of the institution's talented up and coming artists. They will all be performing on The Cavern Stage on Saturday. The lucky students are Tom Dunne (BIMM London), Chay Snowdon (BIMM Bristol), FUR (BIMM Brighton), AE Mak (BIMM Dublin) and Crimsons (BIMM Manchester). It's always nice to see BIMM talent doing so well.

I will be sharing pictures and videos on my Twitter and Instagram all weekend, so make sure to follow me on there as well as my Facebook page where I will be posting various updates! Also, make sure to follow BIMM London's Twitter account where I myself will be tweeting!

If you're interested to know more about the festival, be sure to check out their website and follow them on Twitter and Instagram. They've also got a YouTube channel with some exclusive videos! Some tickets might still be available from here if you'd like to join in the fun!

I'm really excited for this experience - bring it on!

Until next week, 
Maria x

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