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Rebecca Ferguson To Receive Keychange Inspiration Award At Sound City, Final Acts Confirmed

Thursday, 21 April 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Rebecca Ferguson (pictured) is to be honoured at this year's Sound City+ conference later in April.

The Liverpool singer, songwriter, campaigner and Ivors Academy director will receive the Keychange Inspiration Award in her home city, alongside a special In Conversation With event that will focus on her work helping shape the music industry for the better. Ferguson said:

"The new role I have taken on was not something I ever imagined for myself, it is something that has been born through my pain and the pain of other creatives who have been in contact with their intolerable stories. I have learnt over the past 18 months that our voices matter and that we should use them whenever we see injustice, even when we are scared, as that is what makes us human – to be able to love and care for others, and to be able to leave a lasting, positive impact on ones community.

"I am honoured to be receiving this award and thank Creative UK, DCMS, Nadine Dorries, Caroline Dinage and Oliver Dowden for organising change to take place.

"I dedicate to all the women whose voices have been silenced by NDAs."

The conference will take place on April 29 as part of the Sound City line-up, with the multi-venue festival following between April 30 and May 1. Sound City Managing Director, Becky Ayres added: "Over the past few years, we have been delighted to work closely with Keychange as UK lead festival on not only ensuring Sound City remains a balanced and equal opportunity festival for all - but also tackling those wider music industry barriers that have prevented meaningful change for so long. To have them return to Sound City in 2022 with a diverse and vast programme of panels, discussions and workshops is a true honour - and we hope this sits as but a continuation of our incredible journey together. 

"In addition, honouring one of our own in Rebecca Ferguson is sure to be an unmissable moment. Rebecca’s tireless campaigning for change across the music industry is inspirational to everything we do and we look forward to celebrating her work at Sound City+ this year."

After a rescheduled return in October 2021, the event will take over venues and outdoor stages across Liverpool during its usual time in the spring, marking its 15th anniversary.

Having already unveiled most of the names set to perform, with headliners The Lathums and Self Esteem leading the pack, organisers have announced the final artists and bands completing the bill, including Daisy Brain, Priestgate, Jack Flangan, Blondes, Personal Trainer, Greta Isaac, Mumble Tide, Just Wondering, Beth McCarthy, Cheap Teeth, Mychelle Rosellas, Seb Lowe, and Trunky Juno.

Head below to keep up to date with the latest line-up news.

What? A three-day, inner-city festival that boasts a diverse new music line-up, ranging from alternative hip hop to dream pop.

Where? Venues and outdoor stages across Liverpool.

When? April 30 - May 1, 2022.

Who? Completing the line-up are newly announced acts Daisy Brain, Preistgate, Jack Flangan, Blondes, Personal Trainer, Greta Isaac, Mumble Tide, Just Wondering, Beth McCarthy, Cheap Teeth, Mychelle Rosellas, Seb Lowe, and Trunky Juno. 

Also set to perform is Mae Muller, Baby Queen, Matt Maltese, TV Priest, Brooke Combe, Crawlers, Abby Roberts, Tim Burgess, Kawala, Chili Jesson, Rose Gray, and April.

They join previously announced headliners The Lathums and Self Esteem, as well as Alfie Templeman, Yard Act, Everyone You Know, The Reytons, Matilda Mann, The Royston Club, Abbie Ozard, Bears In Trees, Buggs, Cody Frost, Fiona Lennon, Retro Video Club, Stay Mellow, and many more you can check out on the poster below.

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Liverpool Sound City Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat April 30 2022 - LIVERPOOL Baltic Triangle
Sun May 01 2022 - LIVERPOOL Baltic Triangle

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