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Abbey Road announce details of 90th anniversary celebrations in November

The two-day event will feature talks, masterclasses and more

By Jen Thomas

Abbey Road Studios (Pic: Alamy)

Abbey Road has announced details of a special Abbey Road Amplify event to celebrate their 90th anniversary.

It will take place on November 11 and 12, and will feature everything from masterclasses to interactive sessions, plus workshops, Q&As and live performances.

Abbey Road Amplify will be live-streamed on the site, and people can attend for free by entering a ballot.

Events include a production masterclass takeover by Mix With The Masters, and a How To Get Heard And Signed workshop by Island Records.

That’s in addition to discussions with The Ivors Academy and Spotify’s Bryan Johnson.

They’ll also be joined by speakers including Olivia Dean, GRACEY, Nile Rodgers, Maverick Sabre, Donae’o, Paul Epworth, Fiona Bevan, Tiffany Calver, Steve Albini, Tony Visconti and more.

As well as the two-day event, Abbey Road Amplify will also host a series of broadcasts and live events from November 8.

These include Tim Burgess’ Twitter Listening Party, which has been keeping fans entertained over the pandemic, discussing various records.

He will be joined by The Fall’s Brix Smith, Steve Hanley and Simon Wolstencroft. They will be discussing the album ‘Bend Sinister’.

There will also be Edith Bowman’s Soundtracking podcast, The Girls Twiddling Knobs podcast, Rinse FM and more.

Head of Brand & Communications Mark Robertson said: “As Abbey Road turns 90 this year, much of our focus is on the future and creating opportunities to inspire and inform the next generation of artists, songwriters, composers and producers.

He continued: “We’ve been fortunate to host 90 years of music innovation and creativity within our walls so, along with friends across the industry, we’re sharing our knowledge and experience to help empower emerging talent as they begin their journeys.”

A new documentary is also on the way, directed by Mary McCartney, called ‘If These Walls Could Sing’.

It will be the first feature-length documentary about Abbey Road, which has been home to The Beatles, Adele, Frank Ocean, Oasis and more.