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Sound City returns to Liverpool City Centre Posted on Thu 28th September 2017

plus Sound City Satellite set to tour the North of England

Sound City 2018

Sound City, which takes place from Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th May 2018 will return to Liverpool city centre to kick-start the UK summer festival season in style. Early bird tickets go on sale 9am Friday 29th September.  The festival has also announced the 'Sound City Satellite' to various towns in the north during April.

Details of the exact location will be revealed in coming weeks, however the promoters are promising a 'pioneering location' offering a much more intimate experience.  

With its strong reputation you can be assured that Sound City 2018 will deliver some of the very best of breakthrough acts and major names both from the UK and abroad.  In addition to the main event there will be a host of independent record label parties and showcases, collaboratively working with a broad range of innovative partners. 2018’s programming will be partly curated by special guests including Glastonbury’s Silver Hayes, Kendal Calling, Bluedot, Greg Wilson, Domino, Moshi Moshi.

Sound City COO Becky Ayres said: 

“We delivered three hugely ambitious and successful years of Sound City on the north docklands of the city. Sound City was the first to shine a beacon on this neglected area of the city and, by doing so, we’ve even encouraged Everton FC to relocate to our former festival site.

“We now feel it is time for us to come back to the city centre and embark on the next stage of our journey. 2018 will all be about re-establishing new links and a new feel. This will also lead us into the hugely ambitious plans that we have for 2019, which will be revealed over the coming months.”

Sound City Satellite

New for 2018, Sound City Satellite will take Sound City to key towns between Manchester and Liverpool as well as along the M62 corridor in the North of England.

The Sound City team will work with key stakeholders in each location such as promoters, record labels and artists to design and deliver a targeted business conference and live music programme. They state their core aim is to shine a national and international spotlight on these towns, demonstrating their business, creative and cultural credentials to a national and international audience.

Sound City CEO David Pichilingi said: 

“If there’s one thing that Brexit taught us, it’s that there is a sense of social disenfranchisement between the significant suburbs that lie between the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, and along the M62 corridor. This should not be the case when you consider that this great region has been responsible for some of the most important pieces of pop culture over the past 50 years. Going back further, the region has been responsible for some of the greatest innovations of the 20th century.

“Sound City Satellite is a hugely ambitious project. It strikes right at the heart of what we originally set out to do: to champion emerging business and artistic talent from our region and give them the belief that they do not need to move away in order to fulfil their potential and run successful businesses. The aim will be to foster a spirit of inclusion. That we are all in this together. It is not meant as a snub to London, but it is meant to help people view the bigger picture as well as encourage artists and businesses to stay in the North and build a real business economy outside of the capital.”

Sound City Satellite will take place during April and May 2018. Key town locations will be announced in January 2018.

Sound City +

The Sound City + business conference will be a pre-cursor to the Liverpool Sound City festival and will take place on Friday 4th May.

Tickets for Sound City go on sale Friday 29th September.

Super Early-bird Tickets £35.00 + BF

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Sound City 2018
Dates: 5th - 6th May 2018
Venue: Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Last modified on: Thu 28th September 2017

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