Electronic Sound Summit 2021: What is it? When is it? Who’s on the final schedule?

The line up for the two-day event in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle features DJ’s, artists and key figures in the industry.

The Electronic Sound Summit will take over the Baltic Triangle this weekend as the annual music conference returns for 2021.

The line up for the two-day event features over 50 artists and industry figures, including BBC Radio 1 DJ Jaguar, Liverpool-based DJ and producer Lauren Lo Sung, Bushwacka and successful manager Steven Braines.

What is it all about?

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    Organised by the Liverpool Audio Network (LAN), the event aims to introduce emerging young talent to the global dance music community and will feature DJ sets, panel discussions, masterclasses and workshops.

    A range of varied topics under discussion will include how to step into music management and how to set up a record label.

    Alongside demonstrations and interviews there will also be ‘in conversation’ pieces with key figures as the summit looks at the challenges the industry has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    When is it?

    The ESS 2021 will be held on Friday, September 3 and Saturday, September 4, from 11.00 to 18.00.

    Afterparties run from 18.30 to 23.00.

    Public tickets range from £11 to £38.50 and are available to buy here. The event is 18+.

    Where is it?

    This year’s event will be held in The Baltic Triangle at venues Brick Street, Baltic Hotel, 24 Kitchen Street and District.

    Who is on the bill?

    Friday’s line up. Credit: Electric Sound Summit / LAN
    Saturday’s line up. Credit: Electric Sound Summit / LAN

    A word from the organisers

    Founders LAN say they aim to make Liverpool a world capital of dance music and combat “disconnection and creative isolation” in the music industry.

    One of the event’s organisers, Phil Noone said that this year’s summit is “arguably our most critical event to date”.

    He said: “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.“