Countdown begins for Sound City 2018

Peace will headline Sound City 2018. (Picture: Jonnie Craig) 
THE DAILY countdown has now begun until Sound City returns to Liverpool in May bank holiday.

Returning to their roots, Liverpool Sound City will be taking over the city's Baltic Triangle and Cains Brewery for the festival.

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.

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.

Over 300 of the very best bands, artists and performers from across the world will help festival goers discover emerging talent.

Aussie Britpop masters the DMA's will headline Saturday, May 5 and will be joined by the likes of The Slow Readers Club, Idles, Picture This, Black Honey and Wye Oak.

Sunday, May 6 will see Brummie stargazers Peace christen the night after performances from Sunset Sons, Baxter Dury, The Night Cafe, Dermot Kennedy, Jaws and Superorganism.

Over the weekend there will be performances from the likes of The Blinders, Nick Ellis, Low Island, The Orielles, Billie Marten and Katie Mac.

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.

Chief operating officer at Sound City Becky Ayres said: “We are all incredibly excited to be on the verge of beginning our eleventh festival in Liverpool and to start the UK’s summer festival season in style.

"It’s been a wonderful adventure for everyone involved so far, as we have brought Sound City to Liverpool’s creative heart in the Baltic Triangle and returned to our original essence; the chance to discover some of the most exciting emerging talent out there alongside some really exciting headline names, all with just one wristband for the whole weekend.

"We also have got Sound City+ launching the weekend in the Cunard Building, and a truly innovative and inspiring range of arts too. It’s going to be really special an d we can’t wait to get started!"

During Sound City, events will be hosted in the likes of the Great Baltic Warehouse, Constellations, Camp and Furnace, Baltic Market, Hangar 34, District and 24 Kitchen Street.

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