Sound City of the Farm the latest adventure from the award-winning Sound City continuing its aim and passion for putting a spotlight firmly on the creative, music and artistic talent across the North West.
We're excited to be collaborating with the UK's leading independent festival for new music Sound City to bring a family fun filled day of music, entertainment, food and arts to the beautiful Inglenook Farm on Sunday 16th September, as part of the 150 year celebrations of St Helens.
The free event will take place as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the formation of the borough of St Helens. A year-long celebration of art, music, theatre, culture, cuisine, sport and community, that is undeniably St Helens.
Sound City of the Farm the latest adventure from the award-winning Sound City continuing its aim and passion for putting a spotlight firmly on the creative, music and artistic talent across the North West, with a focus on St Helens and surrounding areas.
Sound City On the Farm will be a one-day event, taking place in Inglenook Farm, St Helens from 12:00 - 19:30. Live music from the region's most exciting emerging talent in the form of Sly Digs (Warrington), Scarlet (St Helens), The Racket (Widnes), Rival Bones (St Helens), Katie Mac (Knowsley), Mamatung (Liverpool) & Tracky (Ormskirk).
The Unusual Arts Sourcing Company will deliver an arts programme including life drawing, poetry, interactive audience participation acts, alongside the Artslab who will bring a crafts workshop to the site, creating musical instruments from recycled materials.
Entertainment and attractions for younger children, families with food, beverages and market stalls will keep all visitors happy as part of a mini festival experience to close the summer.
Free tickets for this event will be available from 10am, today (Tuesday 21st August) from Eventbrite. Limited to 450, please act quickly if you are hoping to attend as this event will reach capacity quickly!
"We're delighted to work with Heart of Glass to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St Helens. At the heart of Sound City is the belief that the world's best music comes from within 30 miles of where we are located in Liverpool. Discovering and unearthing the most exciting musical gems from around our great city region is what drives us and St Helens has nurtured world class talent and creativity, including Jacqui Abbott of world conquering group, The Beautiful South and Nick McCabe of critically acclaimed The Verve. It's brilliant to work with Heart of Glass who share the same passion as us and to create a live music and entertainment event which celebrates the greatness of St Helens."
Becky Ayres-Bewick, Sound City MD
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Sound City and Inglenook Farm on this unique event, and excited to work with such a diverse array of artists to make this day one to remember. We believe that art belongs everywhere, in taxi cabs, empty shops, disused factories, in our streets and on the farm! Art creates possibility, and a way to experience and view the world differently, which is something that Sound City have been doing for years, and so we're delighted that this collaboration will be our first foray together into making sure that live music and live art play a part in shaping our borough in the future!"
Patrick Fox, Heart of Glass, Director