SOUND CITY is back for its 11th year this May bank holiday – just in time to kick off the festival season. The UK’s leading independent festival for new music has announced a line-up that incorporates the best up-and-coming local musicians alongside international artists. Taking over 20 exciting venues in the Baltic Triangle and with over 250 acts, this year’s festival looks set to be one of the most exciting yet.
150 new artists are joining an already jam-packed line-up, which will be headlined by DMA’s and PEACE. New highlights include the brilliantly eccentric KING KHAN & THE SHRINES, who will be supported by surreal local pop-trio STEALING SHEEP. Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute will see the band lead 15 local women percussionists in a performance put together during a five-day residency at Invisible Wind Factory. More information about this performance can be found here.
Other acts joining the bill include JORDAN ALLEN, TOM TRIPP, TEISCHA, 77:78, FANG CLUB, NATHAN BELL and ARTIFICIAL PLEASURE. International artists include Polish quartet TRUPA TRUPA and Estonian composer and vocalist MART AVI.
Alongside these artists, SOUND CITY has also announced a wider arts programme, which will include opera, poetry, acoustic performances and spoken word. TIM PEAKS DINER will return once again, and FLAT PACK MUSIC will be performing a modern adaptation of Mozart’s comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte.
Liverpool’s GREG WILSON will be the host for Sound City’s closing party at Hangar 34 with guests PEZA and DEREK KAYE. Tim Peaks, Abandon Silence and GetIntoThis will also be hosting various late-night events over the weekend.
For the full line-up and day splits, visit Sound City’s website.
And grab tickets for Greg Wilson’s afterparty here.