Along with performing at the festival this year, Sound City give a warm welcome to The Vaccines’ members Justin Young and Freddie Cowan at this year’s conference.


The Vaccines’ growth has been hugely successful; In 2009 Justin and Freddie formed the band and uploaded a home studio recorded demo of If You Wanna to Youtube which led to appearances on radio shows, rave reviews from music critics and an appearance on Jools Holland- all before they released a single. Within a year they grew from playing a debut intimate free gig in London to headlining festivals, playing with Arctic Monkeys, the Rolling Stones and Muse. In 2012 they finally released their debut album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines which went straight to platinum.


The Vaccines came third in BBC’s the Sound of 2011 along with multiple nominations across different awards and won Best New Band, Emerging Talent and New Music Award. They have a strong dedicated fan base which has led them to appearing in over 40 festivals each summer since their debut album. We cannot wait to hear all that Freddie and Justin have to share with us; to any song writer, musician, artist, social media promoter or events manager- The Vaccines boys are not to miss!

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