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Liverpool Sound City Line up

Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th May 2018

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Liverpool Sound City 2018 Line up

The lineup for Liverpool Sound City can be found below:


Saturday Headliners


The Slow Readers Club

Picture This


Wye Oak

Black Honey




Sunset Sons

Yellow Days

Baxter Dury


Dermot Kennedy



Jade Bird

The Blinders

Gaffa Tape Sandy


Sam Fender

Billie Marten

Matt Maltese

Saint Phnx



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 T​apes, The Bohos, The Howl And The Hum, The Ninth Wave, The Orielles, The Rpm's, Vistas, Vital, Vundabar, Yungblud and Zuzu.


Previously announced...


The Slow Readers Club

Ibibio Sound Machine

Baxter Dury



Low Island


The Orielles


+ many more TBA

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Liverpool Sound City 2018, Liverpool
Saturday 5th May 2018 - Sunday 6th May 2018 tickets:

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Sat 5th & Sun 6th May. Min Age 14 (anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
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Last Year's Liverpool Sound City Lineup

Thursday 25th May 

The Human League



Langan Reboot Art Of Noise

A Certain Ratio


Friday 26th May

John Cale & Guests present:

The Velvet Underground

& Nico


Saturday 27th May


The Kills



The Hunna

Carl Barat & The Jackals

Fickle Friends


The Japanese House

The Magic Gang

Pale Waves


Be Charlotte



Sunday 28th May

The Kooks

The Cribs

White Lies

Local Natives


!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

She Drew The Gun


The Sherlocks

The Vryll Society

The Shimmer Band



Paris Youth Foundation

+ many more



The Cribs with a one-off performance of their hit third album  Men’s Needs, Woman’s Needs, Whatever.

The Amazons


Declan McKenna

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:

Andrew Weatherall

Dave Haslam

Don Letts

Dudley - Jeczalik - Langan

Hattie Collins

Jah Wobble

Dr. Jen Otter Bickerdike

Kevin Cummins


Tom Oxley

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