Sound City festival will return in Liverpool next year in spring and has revealed details of some of its line-up. The festival has also confirmed that the music conference will return and take place before the live events, which will take place all over the city.
During the May weekend, over 250 emerging new bands and headliners will perform in Liverpool, and Sound City is excited and proud to reveal the first ten bands who will be joining the festival, covering a dizzying array of sounds and styles which reflects what to expect next spring.
Applications are now open for artists, who wish to apply to play at Sound City until 19th January 2018.
Becky Ayres, Sound City’s COO, comments: “We are all immensely proud and happy to reveal our first artists for 2018. We wanted to lay down a marker for what everyone can expect from our festival’s return to its roots, and we hope that the range and dynamism of these opening ten names reflects where we are taking Sound City for next year and far beyond. Seeing these guys performing up close and personal across a wide spectrum of locations is going to be really special. And of course, there is plenty more to come too as we enter the new year – this is just the beginning!”
The first acts that have been confirmed from next year’s line-up are: Peace, Slow Readers Club, Ibibio Sound Machine, Baxter Dury, Idles, Jaws, Low Island, Cassia, The Orielles and Zuzu
Sound City festival will take place across the city’s Baltic Triangle and Cains Brewery, with intimate stages, pop up shows, warehouses and more across over 20 locations. The conference is also back next year and is set to take place on Friday 4th May.
Sound City Liverpool takes place between 4th and 6th May.