Electronic Sound Summit to take over the Baltic Triangle this weekend
2 years ago
Liverpool’s Baltic Hotel is set to play host to an incredible Electronic Sound Summit on Friday and Saturday.
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.
Held across key nightlife and cultural venues within Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, including 24 Kitchen Street, District and Baltic Hotel, the event will run from 11am to 7pm on September 3 and 4.
Phil Noone from Electronic Sound Summit said:
“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.”
The Baltic Hotel is the first hotel development ever to open in the thriving Baltic Triangle city hotspot and was built throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, delivering an eccentric, unique feel with music memorabilia adorning the walls and luxurious lounge areas.
The Liverpool music conference features more than 50 artists, promoters and industry figures who will appear alongside leading brands and nightlife associations to explore topics ranging from inclusivity and advice for emerging artists through to music management and setting up a 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 with the NTIA (Night Time Industries Association) will discuss values, recognition and voices in dance music. City favourite and Circus founder Yousef will be joined by Maria May (Creative Arts Agency), Tristan Hunt (AFEM), and Billy Mauseth (BMC) to debate 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 star BluePrint, and Toolroom regular Maxinne involved, while tech giants Pioneer DJ and Ableton will feature with workshops and demonstrations across both days.
The Baltic Triangle was almost written off 14 years ago as little more than a wasteland and red light district.
However, it is now one of Britain’s hippest destinations and the former industrial area received another major shot in the arm when The Baltic Hotel opened its doors last month to make the district a true tourist destination with events like the Electronic Sound Summit serving to prove that point.