Sound City 2019: First wave of artists revealed including Loyle Carner and Mabel

Loyle Carner
LIVERPOOL'S Sound City has revealed the first wave of acts set to grace the Baltic Triangle for its 12th festival.
Ready to return to Liverpool on Saturday, May 4 to Sunday, May 5, Sound City will once again embrace upcoming artists and will showcase hundreds of the best emerging acts from across the globe.

Saturday's headliner is pop songstress Mabel who has worked with the likes of Stormzy and toured with Harry Styles.

Street poet and lyrical genius Loyle Carner will headline Sunday's proceedings.

Other artists such as Liverpool's own Louis Berry and upcoming guitar band The Magic Gang have also been revealed.

These acts will be joined by the likes of; Alligator, Benin City, Cousin Kula, Dancing on Tables, Dayo Bello, Dot, Emily Burns, Giant Rooks, Goodies, Harry Miller, Heavy Lungs, Indigo Lo, Jvck James, Molly Rainford, Monks, Our Girl, Red Rum Club, Roman Lewis, Ryan McMullan, Saltwater Sun, Sophie and the Giants, Spinn, SPQR, Tamu Massif, Tracky and Vistas.

According to organisers there are still hundreds of more artists who are also soon to be revealed.

Sound City managing director Rebecca Ayres said: “We are all incredibly proud to announce the first artists joining us in May 2019 for the 12th Sound City.

"With Loyle Carner and Mabel we have two of the leading artists of their generation, and support from a wide range of emerging talent including our own Louis Berry.

"Earlier this year, we had a truly magical return back to our roots in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle with our sold out 11th edition.

"It was an incredible weekend for all who attended from right around the world.

"And for 2019 we will very much continue to champion new music and the next wave of stars in the making which is Sound City’s founding ethos, as well as further embracing diversity and equality in everything we do as a festival, from right here the office and our team to the lineup itself, and everything in-between.

"We are also all incredibly happy to have been nominated for Best Metropolitan Festival and Best Small Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2018, which are great accolades for everyone involved.”

Once again the festival will start with the Sound City+ conference on Friday, May 4 featuring keynote speeches, debates, interviews and workshops at the Cunard Building.

Sound City is set to grow even stronger, with the recent boost from the Arts Council's National Portfolio Organisations for 2018 to 2022 which sees the festival receiving £200,000 per year to support talent development for artists.

It's also believed that Sound City 2018 had an impact of £1.15 million to the Liverpool City Region and £1.43m to England's economy.

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