Stealing Sheep to pay tribute to suffragettes - but need your help


LIVERPOOL pop trio Stealing Sheep will pay tribute to the suffragette movement with an artistic residency and performance at Sound City.

Returning to their home-town Stealing Sheep will celebrate women as the momentum continues to build equality for all in music on Saturday, May 5 in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle.

Over the weekend there will also be performances from the likes of The Blinders, Nick Ellis, Low Island, The Orielles, Billie Marten and Katie Mac.

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 Merseyside along with design, AV and production students to create a marching band and procession featuring brand new music.

The performance will be the culmination of a five-day artistic residency led by Stealing Sheep from April 30 to May 4.

In a statement, Stealing Sheep said: "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."

Aussie Britpop masters the DMA's will headline Saturday, May 5 while the likes of The Slow Readers Club, Idles, Picture This, Black Honey and Wye Oak warm up the main stage.

On Sunday, May 6 Brummie stargazers Peace will christen the night after performances from Sunset Sons, Baxter Dury, The Night Cafe, Dermot Kennedy, Jaws and Superorganism.

Potential applicants for the artistic residency and performance are encouraged to apply here: https://www.brightersound.com/bothsidesnow-stealingsheep/

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