Following a brilliant debut year in its new home of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle – which saw Best Metropolitan Festival and Best Small Festival nominations at the UK Festival Awards 2018 – Liverpool Sound City has today unveiled headliners Mabel and Loyle Carner, plus the first wave of artists for next year’s Baltic bash in May.
Sound City have always sailed the seas of discovery, showcasing and championing both new musical trends and emerging breakthrough artists from around the world and closer to home.
Often being a festival prepared to take a fresh path and be innovative and bold in its lineup choices, one thing Sound City certainly isn’t is safe. That’s the case again here with the bold booking of two breakthrough artists from genres often overlooked by festivals, as headliners – lovechild of 00’s esque R&B – Mabel (Saturday May 4) and one of Hip Hop’s bright young things Loyle Carner (Sunday May 5).
As always Sound City has packed the rest of the current lineup with the best Liverpool’s thriving emerging scene has to offer, as well as a fine selection of emerging talent from further afield – some you may know, some you soon will.
Liverpool’s own Louis Berry sits proudly at the top end of this announcement alongside exciting live bands like The Magic Gang, Sophie and The Giants and Our Girl.
Another thriving Liverpool band Red Rum Club – fresh off their sell-out headline gig at the cities 02 Academy – headline the Modern Sky UK stage.
Also playing across the weekend at Liverpool Sound City with 100’s more artists TBA: 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, Roman Lewis, Ryan McMullan, Saltwater Sun, Spinn, SPQR, Tamu Massif, TRACKY, Vistas.
Also returning to kick off the Sound City weekend is the always excellent SoundCity+ conference – taking place at Liverpool’s historic Cunard building on Friday May 4.
Tickets are on sale on Friday, October 26 at 10am.
For more information visit https://www.soundcity.uk.com