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Electronic Sound Summit to take over Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle for 2021 edition


Liverpool-based music conference Electronic Sound Summit returns this September following the success of its 2020 edition. The two-day event, founded by Liverpool Audio Network (LAN), will help develop the UK electronic music scene and assist creatives with education and inspiration via a combination of panels, talks, workshops, Q&A’s, masterclasses and demonstrations.

“ESS:2021 is arguably our most critical event to date. In light of the current international struggles the Music Industry is facing, we need to reconnect to the industry and discuss these issues as a community to ensure a healthy regeneration, while also celebrating what dance music means to all of us, past, present and future.” – Phil Noone, Electronic Sound Summit

Held across key nightlife and cultural venues within Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, including 24 Kitchen Street, District, Brick Street and Baltic Hotel, the 2021 edition will run from 11:00-18:00 on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September.

The event features over 50 artists, promoters, and industry figures, alongside leading brands and nightlife associations and explores topics ranging from inclusivity, advice for emerging artists, through to music management and setting up your own label. Jaguar, Bushwacka!, Lauren Lo Sung, Steven Braines and Sophia Kearney (HE.SHE.THEY), Melé, and Futurebound are just several contributors involved.

A spotlight panel comes via the NTIA (Night Time Industries Association), which presents Value, Recognition & Voice In Dance Music, with city favourite and Circus founder Yousef joined by Maria May (Creative Arts Agency), Tristan Hunt (AFEM), and Billy Mauseth (BMC) debating the challenges and future solutions for the UK electronic music scene following an unprecedented 18 months.

There will also be a host of ‘In Conversation’ talks and masterclasses, with the likes of Kate Simko, Kydus, rising local talent BluePrint, and Toolroom regular Maxinne involved, while tech giants Pioneer DJ and Ableton will feature with workshops and demonstrations across both days.

The complete programme will be announced in the coming weeks, with day and weekend tickets available HERE.

ESS 2021 – Announced Panelists & Guests

Yousef (Circus Recordings)
Jaguar (BBC Radio 1)
Bushwacka! (Listen Up Therapy)
Kate Simko (London Electronic Orchestra)
Lauren Lo Sung (LOLiFE, e1even Records)
Melé (Club Bad)
Maxinne (Toolroom)
Kydus (Circus Recordings)
BluePrint (Parlophone, Tinted Records)
Steven Braines (HE.SHE.THEY)
Sophia Kearny (HE.SHE.THEY)
Anton Stevens (Hidden MCR)
Sonny Wharton (Reset the Night)
Owyn Sidwell (SidexSide Management)
Niks Delanancy (Black Artist Database)
Mary-Kate Reynolds (Many Moon Studios) 
Edd Thomas (Axtone)
Mike Bennett (Kuso!)
Paul Nolan(Make Your Transition) 
Mike Silcock (Binary)
Adam Ferdinand (Direkt Artists & Halcyon)
James Morgan (Liverpool Disco Festival)
Shosh (24hr Garage Girls)
Futurebound (Matrix & Futurebound, ViperRecordings) 
Dan Fisher (Your Music Industry Podcast)
Sian Bennett (e1even Records, Mustard Media)
Dominic Kerley (Labelworx)
Maria May (Creative Artists Agency)
Tristan Hunt (AFEM)
Billy Mauseth (Director at Brighton Music Conference)
Michael Kill (Night Time Industries Association)
Yaw Owusu (Executive Manager at The Playmaker Group and Senior Manager of Power Up)
Oliver Brown (Innerground)
Jude McArdle (Association of Independent Music)
Saad Shaffi (24 Kitchen Street, Baltic Weekender)
Ashley Howard (PRS for Music)
+more TBA

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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