100 new artists for this year’s Liverpool Sound City have been revealed, as well as headline breakdowns and the Merseyside venues that the showcase festival will be visiting in 2018.
The event will kick off the UK’s festival season on Saturday 5th and 6th May, preceded by the Sound City + business conference on Friday, 4th May.
Saturday’s headliners include DMA’s (pictured), Slow Readers Club, Picture This, Idles, Wye Oak and Black Honey.
Headline duties on Sunday will be handed to Peace, Sunset Sons, Yellow Days, Baxter Dury, Jaws and Dermot Kennedy.
A strong urban and grime contingent at this year’s Sound City will include AIM’s 2017 Hardest Working Artist award winner Shaodow, along with Vital, Beyond Average and Juke.
Venues for the 2018 event have also been announced, with stages spread across Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle – a warren of intimate bars and clubs that has evolved into one of the UK’s go-to cultural destinations.
Sound City events will be hosted in the Great Baltic Warehouse, Constellations, Camp and Furnace, Baltic Market, Hangar 34, District, Unit 51, Baltic Social, Red Door Vintage, The Tank Room, 24 Kitchen Street, Northern Lights, Hinterland, Craft Minded, Black Lodge Brewery and Tap And Still.
“We want to capture the magic of the UK’s thriving scene as well as what is happening around the world.”
Becky Ayres, Sound City
Sound City COO, Becky Ayres, said: “This is a huge moment for us as we not only reveal our headline day splits but also the venues we will be hosting our festival across in May. We really feel the spirit of discovery and exploration returning for our 11th year, with a huge range of artists performing in some brilliant locations. We want to capture the magic of the UK’s thriving scene as well as what is happening around the world, and feel this range of 100 artists will really entertain, inspire and thrill everyone.”
Other artists that have been announced in this latest wave are Jade Bird, The Blinders, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Sorry, Sam Fender, Billie Marten, Matt Maltese, Saint Phnx, Stereohoney, 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.
Tickets for Sound City 2018 are now on sale via the event’s website.Music Business Worldwide