Liverpool Sound City Festival
|Country and Region||United Kingdom — England|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Liverpool, England UK|
|Festival Contact Information|
Liverpool Sound City
Sound City is a multi-day international music festival and conference that showcases stellar musicians in addition to up-and-coming local talent. The program includes multiple venues featuring gigs, parties, and unsigned acts from throughtout the globe.
Liverpool Sound City is much acclaimed for working with partner countries to identify the best of their emerging talent and provide a platform for exposure in the UK sees some fantastic acts landing at John Lennon airport to perform in this historic music city. New Zealand bring Pikachunes, Princess Chelsea and Midnight Youth to Merseyside whilst Australia are represented by Step Panther, Millions, Inland Sea, Ben Salter, Bonfire Nights, Oliver Tank, Wim, Jackson Firebird, The Bowers and Sietta. Canadian acts are Jordan Cook, Kestrels, Ben Caplan and Slow Down Moasses whilst Denmark and Italy complete the international flavour with Strangers On A Train and The Second Grace respectively.
2012 celebrated the inaugural New York Sound City which was a resounding success, marking a significant move forward in Sound City’s international events calendar. Established as a pre curser to SXSW, New York Sound City sold out a week in advance and was attended by a number of exceptional music industry talents — many of whom made rare appearances.
|Festival Dates||May 1 - 3, 2014|
- THE WALKMEN
- The Walkmen are the New York band of their generation and have recently released their sixth studio album ‘Heaven’. Making the best music of their career and playing their biggest venues to date, the band have made the transition from brash, messy beginnings to full blown maturity. This is a rare chance to see them in more intimate surroundings.
- REVEREND AND THE MAKERS
- Sheffield’s Reverend and the Makers bring their unique brand of rock, electro pop and funk and Sound City are thrilled to confirm a performance from Toy, one of the most exciting bands in the country. This psychedelic rock band delivered an exceptional eponymous debut album last year which received huge critical acclaim and this will be a packed and sweaty gig for the band.
- EGYPTIAN HIP HOP
- Egyptian Hip Hop recently released their debut album ‘Good Don’t Sleep’ a record full of wonky pop whilst Murkage’s raw electronic sound is built from spending the nearly a decade putting on some of the best parties Manchester has ever seen. Part rap, part punk, part rave Murkage put on an incendiary live show. Chapel Club’s post-punk is steeped in romance and brooding melancholia.
- NOAH AND THE WHALE — PERFORM A SPECIAL SHOW IN LIVERPOOL’S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL
- CHAPEL CLUB
- DARWIN DEEZ
- FOSSIL COLLECTIVE
- THE 1975
- DUTCH UNCLES
- ENTER SHIKARI
- EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
- THEE OH SEES
- MOUNT KIMBIE
- FUTURE OF THE LEFT
- KING KRULE
- MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER
- ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
- UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
- STEALING SHEEP
- WAVE MACHINES
- HAWK EYES
- Emerging Leeds rock act, Hawk Eyes perform as do Midlands act Swim Deep who were in all the end of year ‘One’s To Watch’ polls.
- SWIM DEEP
- THE FAMILY RAIN
- The Family Rain are definitely a band to catch, three brothers who’s fuzzed up blues guitar and scorched vocals have a distinctly late 60s feel.
Sound City Conference 2013:
- Question and Answer session with TRACEY THORN AND THE WOMBATS
- The Wombats have been Liverpool’s biggest music export of the last decade, a band that achieved almost overnight success, had a platinum selling debut album and played to well over a million people in a non–stop, two year touring period including sell out, 10,000 capacity shows in their home town. This inevitably took its toll on the band and it took them some time to rediscover their mojo and make a new record. This Q and A is with lead singer and guitarist Murph and the bands manager Simon Bobbet who has been with them since the beginning. It offers a candid insight into the last decade and how the unique relationship between and band and its manager is crucial to ensure artists survive and thrive.
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