Liverpool Sound City has revealed that Velvet Underground founding member John Cale, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and former Liverpool FC chief executive Rick Parry will be the keynotes speakers at the festival’s conference.
The conference, which will take place during the festival on 1-2 May 2014 at the Hilton Hotel and Liverpool ONE, will cover the three themes of style, music and football.
Both Cale and Moore will be discussing their careers, what influenced them, their relationships with other artists and cultural icons and a look to the future. While Parry will be interviewed by British novelist Kevin Sampson.
“We promised a step change this year and we have delivered. John and Thurston are two of the biggest global names in music – not just for the records they’ve made but the artists they have inspired and the sub-cultures they’ve inspired,” said CEO of Sound City David Pichilingi.
“Our remit is to create a new type of music industry conference that offers big name keynotes and ‘In Conversation’ pieces designed to inspire, motivate and bring together new thinking.”
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Posted on: 09/01/14