Undeniably the defining home of new music discovery in 2021 and beyond, Sound City will return in style this October - bringing a who’s who of essential breaking artists and game-changers back to the stage for the perfect weekend BACK in Sound CIty’s spiritual home in Liverpool City Centre.
Sound City is incredibly proud to announce it will be taking over the iconic warehouses, intimate spaces, outdoor stages and pop-up places which form the renascent Baltic Triangle and Cains Brewery areas of the city.
It is here which is the catalyst for much of Liverpool’s creative and economic growth, now firmly established as one of the UK’s leading destinations for music, food and drink and a new wave of pioneering businesses, right at the fore of the region’s cultural development.
The setting, cast in the shadow of the Anglican Cathedral, will bring Sound City fully back to its roots; the festival’s original foundations will be embraced, with the weekend offering an incredible chance to see over 300 emerging new bands and headline names in a variety of locations, moving from one setting to the next to see and share countless shows, events and parties each day and night.
The chance to discover new talent and experience bill-topping names up close and personal will place Sound City at the beating heart of the country’s vibrant music scene, embracing many exploratory and unexpected moments with incredible artists from across the world converging in Liverpool. The first artists will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Declan Welsh & The Decadent West
DIGITAL GARDEN PARTY
ENNIO THE LITTLE BROTHER
Flat Cap Brass
Florrie Guitar Club
Frank & Beans
Both Sides Now Feat. Gwenno
Hana 'Demons & Lies’
In the Morning Lights
NO HOT ASHES
OLD SEA BRIGADE
Pablos Painting -
Paris Youth Foundation
RED RUM CLUB
SKETCHES ON DUALITY
SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS
SAY SUE ME
SUNSHINE FRISBEE LASERBEAM
The DSM IV
THE GOLDEN DREGS
THE LEFT INDICATORS
THE NIGHT CAFE
Tiger by the Tail
TOO MANY TS
TRACK NOT FOUND
TWO WEEKS IN NASHVILLE
Wide Eyed Boy
52 HERTZ WHALE
Bad Animal –
Brand New Friend
Cal Ruddy -
CHARITY SHOP POP
CLEAN CUT KID
DANCING ON TABLES
DAWN & THE EMBERS
Drinking boys & girls choir
FERRIS & SYLVERSTER
From Another Mother
I SET THE SEA ON FIRE
JESSE JO STARK
Key note speaker
Both Sides Now feat. Gwenno
Charity Shop Pop
Clean Cut Kid
Dancing on Tables
Ferris & Sylvester
Flat Cap Brass
Florrie Guitar Club (Electric 67)
In The Morning Lights
Jesse Jo Stark
Jimmy Allen Dj
Money For Rope
Morgan Harper Jones
No Hot Ashes
Old Sea Brigade
Oscar Soul Experience
Paris Youth Foundation
Red Rum Club
Say Sue Me
Sky Valley Mistress
Sophie and the Giants
Sunshine Frisbee Lazerbeam
Tea Street Band
The Cheap Thrills
The Dsm Iv
The Jungle Giants
The Lottery Winners
The Magic Gang
The Midnight Pirates
The Nickajack men
The Plastic Youth
The Post Romantics
The Silver Field
Tiger By Trail
Too Many T's
Vera Jonas Experiment
Vinyl Adventures Record Shop
Liverpool Sound City festival information & FAQs
Skiddle guarantee that we have the lowest booking fees available for Liverpool Sound City festival tickets. We are an official primary ticket outlet and all tickets are processed and dispatched by Skiddle direct to you. All our tickets are sold at face value and originate directly from the event organiser.
Opens: 12.00pm Closes: 11.45pm
Last Entry: 5.00pm*
*Subject to change
Notice to Ticket Holders
To ensure the safety of our customers, searches are in operation and to assist us into getting you onto the site quickly and safely please follow the below instructions:
Only bring what you need and don't bring any unnecessary bags
Small bags only will be permitted - we have no luggage facilities
No ipads, laptops, professional recording equipment or any other electronic items are permitted. Phones are permitted
Below are the conditions of entry to the site. Management reserve the right for refusal.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Not Permitted - Aerosols, Alcohol, Animals (Expect Assistance Dogs), Chinese Lanterns, Cans, Chairs, Children Under 14 (Unsupervised),
* Food will be permitted into the venue on discretion of the gate management team if there is a medical or welfare reason for this to be required.
Management reserve the right for refusal on entry.
Sound CIty FAQs
When is Sound City 2021?
Sound City will take place across 1st - 3rd October 2021.
Where is Sound City?
Sound City 2021 will be taking place across multiple venues in Liverpool
How do I get to Sound City?
Sound City takes place across multiple venues in Liverpool, keep an eye out for stage/venue splits to work out your day.
How much are Sound City tickets?
Weekend tickets are £59.50, plus BF's. Get yours now from the ticket box above.
Are pre-payment plan tickets available?
No, payment plan tickets are not currently available for Sound City 2021.
What happens If I bought a ticket and cannot attend?
Unfortunately we can’t issue you with a refund if you can’t make the event due to work commitments or your mates have dropped out. In these circumstances, we advise passing on your tickets privately to avoid losing out on the money spent
Refunds can only be offered if the event is cancelled or postponed, as agreed upon purchase.
Does Sound City have onsite camping?
Sound City is a non-camping, metropolitan festival set in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool city centre.
Does Sound City have any age restrictions?
Sound City is a 14+ event, all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 18s require proof of ID and will be issued a separate wristband. Some late night events and venues are 18+ only.
What does my Sound City festival ticket get me?
A festival ticket grants you access to all programme artists, subject to each venue’s capacity.
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Travelling to/from the festival
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is just 7 miles from the city centre. There are regular scheduled direct flights from across Europe including Belfast, Dublin, Isle of Man, Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Geneva, Madrid, Nice, Paris, Prague, Stockholm and Turin. Airlines include easyJet, flybe, KLM, Ryanair, Wizz and Eastern Airways.
Liverpool now connects with over 650 destinations across the world through KLM's Amsterdam hub. There is a low cost, half hourly bus service - the Airlink 500 - which will take you into the city centre. Also, a short bus ride to Liverpool South Parkway Merseyrail station will enable you to connect swiftly to the city centre by train. Taxis are readily available outside the airport (journey time 20 minutes).
Manchester Airport offers an alternative international gateway from all parts of the world. There is a rail link from Manchester Airport directly into Liverpool City Centre. (Journey time 1½ hours) and there are regular shuttle flights into Manchester from Britain's other major airports including Gatwick and Heathrow.
Intercity services run from major towns and cities into Liverpool Lime Street Station. The journey time from London to Liverpool is just over 2.5 hours. Links are also available to other parts of Merseyside.
The West Coast Main Line
The West Coast Main Line is a truly national railway, linking England, Wales, Scotland and, via the Holyhead Dun Laoghaire sea crossing, Eire. The main trunk route operates over the 401 miles from London Euston to Glasgow Central, with lines branching off to the West Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales. It carries approximately 19 million passengers per year and serves 39 stations. The West Coast is the backbone of the UK rail network.
Gateway to East England
First TransPennine Express provide direct train services to Liverpool Lime Street from Manchester, Leeds, York and Middlesbrough.
There are good express connections to Liverpool from most towns and cities in Britain (to Liverpool there are half hourly services from Manchester, services every hour to York and every two hours to London and Birmingham). The National Express coach station is located in Norton Street, Liverpool City Centre. www.nationalexpress.co.uk
From the M6 the city is easily reached via the M58, M56 and M62 motorways. Liverpool city centre is approximately 45 minutes drive from Chester, Manchester and North Wales. It is just over 1 hour from Blackpool, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Moors and the Peak District National Parks, and just over 4 hours from London.
Services between Liverpool (Birkenhead) and Belfast and Dublin are operated by Norfolk Line, and between Liverpool and Douglas by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.
Travelling on the River Mersey is an excellent way to catch a glimpse of the spectacular and famous waterfront of Liverpool.
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The history of Liverpool Sound City festival
The name first appeared in Austin, in 2007 as a showcase event at SXSW of the best of the UK’s Northwest acts. The 'Sound City' festival arrived in Liverpool in 2008, during the Capital of Culture year. It has since gone from strength to strength, gaining massive support from both big names, and a characteristically enthusiastic crowd.
It's now a hugely respected 3 day international music, media and technology festival, as well as a live arts and music festival. The festival's philosophy is to bring the best in new music, film, and art from the far reaches of the globe to Merseyside, in an electic, much loved, heady mixture, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
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