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-proclaimed ‘heavy pop’ band Estrons, alt-rock 3 piece Yak, singer/songwriter John Joseph Brill, Slang, Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes, rising R&B sensation XamVolo, 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.
Sound City has also announced some exciting additions to the wider arts programme including a co-commission between Sound City, bluedot and The Kazimier. Shrouded in enigmatic mystery the performance will only be revealed at the event but is likely to be absolutely mind-blowing if previous Kazimier happenings are anything to go by.
Elsewhere The Martini Lounge are bringing their cabaret of delights to The Tim Peaks Diner Tent featuring Chinese acrobatics from Edd Muir, burlesque Bump’n’Grind from the marvelous Millie Dollar with an array of other acts thrown into the mix and all hosted by the hilarious Fred Bear.
Continental Drifts are presenting some of the Global Local rosta including Fandjango and KOG + The Zongo Brigade. They are also joining local carnival starters Fiesta Bombarda to do a very tropical collaboration that includes a carnival procession with BYOB, ending in a battle of the brass on The Baltic Stage.
Katumba are headlining the Cavern Stage on the Sunday. This includes a pied piper like trail through the festival site returning to join up with the rest of the troop and their very special collaboration with Bring The Fire Project, resulting in what will be an unmissable spectacle of fire and beats.
Said Sound City CEO Dave Pichilingi: “This anniversary spectacular just gets better and better. We’re tremendously proud of what we’ve achieved over the last decade and what Sound City has become and I don’t hesitate for a moment to say this is going to be our biggest and best event to date and we still have more to announce. Don’t miss out, it’s going to be incredible.”
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