Liverpool Sound City reveal first wave of acts for 2018


THE FIRST wave of acts for this year's Liverpool Sound City festival have been revealed.

Moving back from the docklands and into the heart of the city centre, award winning Sound City will return on May 5 and 6 to kick-start the UK season in style.

Revealed on Thursday, November 23 acts include Worcester's alt-psych foursome Peace, Slow Readers Club, Eno Williams’ Ibibio Sound Machine and Baxter Dury.

Other artists include Idles, indie poppers Jaws who will bounce off Low Island’s jazz-inspired sounds, Cassia bringing their  afro-rock, The Orielles and Liverpool's own Zuzu.

Sound City's chief operating officer Becky Ayres said: "We are all immensely proud and happy to reveal our first artists for 2018.

"We wanted to lay down a marker for what everyone can expect from our festival’s return to its roots, and we hope that the range and dynamism of these opening ten names reflects where we are taking Sound City for next year and far beyond.

"Seeing these guys performing up close and personal across a wide spectrum of locations is going to be really special.

"And of course, there is plenty more to come too as we enter the new year – this is just the beginning.”

Organisers promise that the festival will work in true pioneering fashion, with the chance to discover hundreds of new artists and headline acts across the new stages.

This year the event will be partly curated by special guests including Glastonbury’s Silver Hayes, Kendal Calling, Bluedot, Greg Wilson, Domino, Moshi Moshi plus many more.

With warehouse parties, outdoor stages and pop-up areas, this leading light in UK festivals hopes to help the region's growing demand as a leisure pioneer.

Artist applications are now open and close on Friday, January 19, 2018 at midnight.

Musicians and bands can apply through Gigmit here: www.gigmit.com/gigs/liverpool-sound-city-festival

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