Category Sound City Liverpool

John Cale Reveals Collaborators for 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sound City

John Cale Reveals Collaborators for 50th Anniversary Celebration  at Sound City

The Kills, Gruff Rhys, Clinic, Nadine Shah, Fat White Family & Wild Beasts to join John Cale live on stage at one-off performance 

Global music legend John Cale has announced the artists that will play live with him at his only European show – Liverpool Sound City, 26 May – to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary The Velvet Underground & Nico album.

Hailed by The Guardian as the number one album ‘that changed music forever’, ahead of even The Beatles and Sgt Peppers, The Velvet Underground & Nico aka the ‘Banana’ album (artwork by Andy Warhol) has also been lauded by both NME and Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 40 greatest albums of all time.

Veteran garage rockers The Kills have always cited The Velvet Underground as a major influence and have covere...

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Liverpool Soundcity 2017 Competition – WIN 2 weekend passes

The Human League, John Cale, Metronomy and The Kooks announced for Liverpool Sound City 2017

To celebrate Sound City’s amazing line up Music Mafia have 2 x weekend passes to give away for the festival.

It’s the festivals 10th anniversary and definitely an event not to be missed! With incredible headliners including The Kooks and Metronomy along with The Kills, Slaves and White Lies make sure you are quick to enter.

Entrants must be aged 14+ (anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Competition closes at midnight on 25.04.17

Just fill in the details below and ensure you FOLLOW US on Twitter to be in with a chance of winning the tickets.

 

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Tim Burgess announced to play Liverpool Sound City 2017

Tim Burgess announced to play Liverpool Sound City 2017

Having already announcing an astounding line-up for its tenth anniversary edition, the multi-award winning Sound City has today revealed even more incredible live acts and some exciting additions to the arts and culture programme.

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-proc...

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The Cribs, The Amazons, Vant and Declan McKenna announced for Sound City 2017

The Cribs, The Amazons, Vant  and Declan McKenna announced for Sound City 2017

Having announcing the biggest and best line-up yet for its tenth anniversary edition, the multi-award winning Sound City has today revealed even more incredible live acts and an exciting arts and culture programme.

Needing no introduction whatsoever are special guests The Cribs with a one-off performance of their hit third album Men’s Needs, Woman’s Needs, Whatever. Celebrating 15 years at the most credible edge of lo-fi indie-rock – not to mention six studio albums and an extended collaborative period with guitar hero Johnny Marr – The Cribs have always more then represented when it comes to playing live and their set at this year’s Sound City is sure to be a highlight.

Hard-riffing Reading four piece The Amazons burst onto the new music scene last year with a deal from legenda...

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The Human League, John Cale, Metronomy and The Kooks announced for Liverpool Sound City 2017

The Human League, John Cale, Metronomy and The Kooks announced for Liverpool Sound City 2017

The Human League, John Cale, Metronomy and The Kooks announced for Liverpool Sound City 2017

The blue touch paper has been lit for the party of the decade – the 10th anniversary of the award-winning Sound City – the UK’s largest city based festival. 

Having already announced a move to the larger Clarence Dock for 2017, Sound City has also revealed that it will host four days of festivities to mark its special birthday. 

The festival launches on Thursday 25th May with a celebration of the English avant-garde featuring a trio of some of the most influential bands of the modern era – The Human League, Art of Noise and A Certain Ratio. 

With a remarkable career that spans five decades, The Human League were the vanguard of the electronic new wave in the 70’s developing a sound that...

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Liverpool Sound City Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Liverpool Sound City Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sound City Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Landmark birthday plans include site move

The award-winning Sound City – UK’s largest city based festival – celebrates its landmark tenth birthday on 27-28 May 2017 with what organisers promise to be the biggest and best yet.

Plans for next year already include a move to Clarence Dock the historic 19th century terminus for steam ferries from Ireland which will provide a larger capacity for entertainment, enhanced infrastructure, improved facilities and even more beguiling views of Liverpool’s iconic skyline.

Said Sound City CEO Dave Pichilingi: “Every year we strive to deliver more and for our tenth birthday we really wanted to push the boat out with bigger acts, more stages, more entertainment, better facilities for our industry conferences ...

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Liverpool Sound City 2016 review: Day Two

Sound City 2016 Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods and The Dandy Warhols

Sound City 2016

Soundcity Liverpool is one of the rare festivals were the musicians and artists playing it, have a chance to speak candidly in a forum in front of the festival goers and give an insight into their lives and experiences. Such is the case with Alexei Sayle who was at the Tim Peaks Diner in to promote his new book and to allow members of the audience to ask questions. Speaking about his renting days in London with sophisticated but child like arabs to how he pretends to own an imaginary sandwich shop, Alexei was both very engaging and approachable. As a start of a second day of the festival, this was ideal.

Moving on from Alexei, we came across Crosby band, Red Rum Club, ripping up the Cavern Stage...

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Liverpool Sound City 2016 review: Day One

Sound City 2016 Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods and The Dandy Warhols

Sound City 2016

Its May bank holiday weekend and Bramley-Moore dock once more plays host to  Liverpool Soundcity and with one of the strongest line-ups yet, it promises to be quite an event.

Arriving on site to queues and delays only shows the popularity of the event but any delays are dealt with swiftly and effectively and as the sun is shining brightly, most people aren’t too bothered anyway.

First up on the Atlantic stage for us was Kyko. Touted as an “Indie Whizzkid” for the fact that he writes and plays almost any instrument he puts his hand to and admittedly he does impress. His music is ideal for a gorgeous sunny day such as this. Light, upbeat and chilled with seductively smooth vocals to accompany the music. He was the ideal way to ease yourself into the festival.

Following on...

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Peter Doherty announces more dates for Eudaimonia Tour

Peter Doherty announces more dates for Eudaimonia Tour

Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty, who is currently putting the finishing touches to his second solo album, has announced his band members and the cast of supporting artists for his forthcoming Eudaimonia Tour (Eudaimonia – Greek:happiness/welfare/human flourishing).
Peter has recruited a travelling band of musicians for the tour – Drew McConnell (bass), Miki Beavis (violin), KDV (Piano/keyboards), Stefany Kaberian (accordion) and Rafa (drums).
Peter has chosen the supporting cast from poets, writers and musicians in his artistic milieu, providing a whole evening’s captivating entertainment.
On the bill on every night of the tour will be Welsh wonder Jack Jones from Trampolene and Simon Mason, who will read extracts from his memoir ‘Too High, Too Far, Too Soon...
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Sound City Reveals Host Of New Acts Including Eliza & The Bear, White and more

Sound City Reveals Host Of New Acts Including Eliza & The Bear, White and more

Sound City

The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – the award winning Sound City – has today announced more than 50 additional acts including Eliza and the Bear, White and a host of emerging talent.

Headlining the SESAC showcase on Sunday, indie rockers Eliza and the Bear promise a euphoric indie folk finale. Currently touring their eponymous new album, their track ‘Friends’ also featured on the latest Bulmers TV advert. They are joined on Sunday by Glaswegian new-wave art popsters White, electro-clash starlet Elle Exxe, The Wholls and Violet Skies.

Across the rest of the stunning Sound City site more than 50 new acts have also been revealed including Liverpool’s Feral Love in a collaborative piece with Canadians Wake Island that will see them also perform at POP Montreal ...

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