Liverpool Sound City 2018 Line up
The lineup for Liverpool Sound City can be found below:
The Slow Readers Club
Gaffa Tape Sandy
Aadae, Airways, Alaskaalaska, Amaroun, Art School Girlfriend, Asylums, Benny Mails, Billy Carter, Billy Lockett, Bloxx, Brooke Bentham, Cabezudos, Carmody, Cassia, Dama Scout, Daniel Alexander, Danny Boy And The Carriages, Dave C. Rupert, Dead Buttons, Dishpit, Fine Creatures, Geowulf, Ginger Snaps, Gonne Choi, Haarm, Hanover, Hey Charlie, Hockey Dad, Holiday Oscar, Honey Lung, Husky Loops, Indoor Pets, Katie Mac, Kawala, Laura Oakes, Lennie Dies, Love Ssega, Low Island, Lucia, Malena Zavela, Marsicans, Modern Strangers, Monks, National Pigeon Unity, Neon Waltz, Nick Ellis, Night Flight, No Hot Ashes, Olympia, Otzeki, Paris Youth Foundation, Park Hotel, Plaza, Puma Blue, Queen Zee, Redfaces, Sam Frankl, Sean Mcgowan, Spinn, Swimming Tapes, The Bohos, The Howl And The Hum, The Ninth Wave, The Orielles, The Rpm's, Vistas, Vital, Vundabar, Yungblud and Zuzu.
The Slow Readers Club
Ibibio Sound Machine
+ many more TBA
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Liverpool Sound City 2018, Liverpool
Saturday 5th May 2018 - Sunday 6th May 2018 tickets:
Last Year's Liverpool Sound City Lineup
The Human League
Langan Reboot Art Of Noise
A Certain Ratio
Friday 26th May
John Cale & Guests present:
The Velvet Underground
Saturday 27th May
Carl Barat & The Jackals
The Japanese House
The Magic Gang
Sunday 28th May
!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
She Drew The Gun
The Vryll Society
The Shimmer Band
Paris Youth Foundation
+ many more
SOUND CITY ANNOUNCES MORE ACTS
The Cribs with a one-off performance of their hit third album Men’s Needs, Woman’s Needs, Whatever.
Rightly renowned for fostering new talent – the festival won the Best Festival for Emerging Talent at last year’s UK Festival Awards – Sound City has also unveiled the first wave of unsigned artists. After successful shows in Korea with Sound City, Glasgow’s Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five are back to entertain the crowds and they are joined by a plethora of top-notch acts from Merseyside and Greater Manchester including Queen Zee & The Sasstones. Appearing on the Edge Hill label showcase are Shrinking Minds, Oranj Son and Ali Horn, whilst the BIMM showcase welcomes Fur, Tom Dunne, Ae Mak, Crimsons and Chay Snowden. Also featured is the now infamous Korean showcase with Ssing Ssing, Wasted Johnny’s, Diealright, and Swiimers.
Having expanded into the UK with a Liverpool based record label offshoot, China’s biggest record label and festival producers Modern Sky are proudly showcasing their superb new signings Catholic Action, PIXEY, Violet Youth and FUSS along with Modern Sky overseas artists Cotillon (New York) and Re-TROS (Beijing).
Leading the arts and culture line-up is avant-rock titan John Cale. Following his one and only UK performance of The Velvet Underground and Nico on Friday night the great man himself will be in conversation on Saturday with a once in a lifetime talk that will explore the beginnings of his career, his move to the US and relationship with Lou Reed and his musical direction past, present and future.
Also in conversation is Charlatans frontman and gourmet coffee expert Tim Burgess. In a career spanning almost 30 years at the cutting edge of the indie-rock scene Tim’s fascinating insight into the business is essential listening for anyone with even a passing interest in forging a path in music.
Celebrating its third year at Sound City, Tim is also bringing back his Tim Peaks Diner, world-famous for programming fantastic new acts and of course the finest coffee known to man. On the menu this year is The Rhythm Method, Gulp featuring Super Furries' Guto Price and youngster Tom Mouse Smith. Alongside them will be The G-O-D, Nev Cottee and some very special guests to be revealed over the weekend.
Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess is joined by the band’s guitarist Mark Collins for a special performance at the Tim Peaks Diner on Sunday. As well as treating fans to hits from their huge back catalogue, all of The Charlatans will also be signing copies of the highly anticipated new album Different Days.
True to its roots of supporting and showcasing the very best emerging talent Sound City has added over 40 new acts to an already vast, exciting and radically diverse bill including feted indie dance crossover Formation, Mancunian indie outfit Cupids, self-proclaimed ‘heavy pop’ band Estrons, alt-rock 3 piece Yak, singer/songwriter John Joseph Brill, Slang, Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes, rising R&B sensation Xam Volo, Stockport troubadour Rory Wynne, Liverpool rockers Zuzu, Sugarmen, and The Jackobins and upcoming Australians Tired Lion and Gang of Youths.
The festival again welcomes a host of hot showcases with Leeds College of Music presenting Lucy Whittaker, Laminated Pet Animal, Lucy Rycroft, The Golden Age of TV and Santino, POP Montreal with Pierre Kwenders and Mozart’s Sister, SESAC have Yak, LA Salami and Echotape and Alya Records showcase Music from Yorkshire featuring Fizzy Blood, I Set the Sea on Fire, Tremmors and Violet Contours.
After winning the Best Festival for Emerging Talent at the UK Festival Awards, Liverpool Sound City is delighted to be partnering with the Unsigned Music Awards to become the exclusive media partner for the unsigned talent.
Following a record number of applicants for this tenth anniversary blowout the festival is also proud to present an extraordinary bill combining bands that applied to play international emerging talent including Wuzi, Paves, Sleep Taking Rozelle, The Bongo Club, Barron, Marvin Powell, Wild Fruit Art Collective, Killason, The Barbarettes, Cleo T and many, many more.
The wider arts bill includes some of the most spectacularly innovative events and collaborations throughout the festival weekend. The sounds and sights of the Rio Carnival will be brought to life as Liverpool’s Brazilica Festival and notorious party starters Fiesta Bombarda combine to bring something new and a little different. Liverpool based 80 strong Brazilian drumming ensemble Katumba are also collaborating with the Bring The Fire Project, mixing fire and favela beats to deliver a heady south American vibe. The Unusual Art Sourcing Company return again and this year they are taking over their own PopArt themed tent bringing all sorts of delights including the award winning theatre of In Bed With My Brother performed across both nights.
Sound City + Speakers include:
Dudley - Jeczalik - Langan
Dr. Jen Otter Bickerdike