Liverpool Sound City 2008

Liverpool Sound City 2008

Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th May 2008
Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR, England MAP
from £5-£10 for a concert to £60 for all evening shows and events , £140 for full pass
Last updated: Fri 30th May 2008

Liverpool Sound City runs for four days and nights from Tuesday 27th until Friday 30th May and is held at the Hard Days Night Hotel and multiple venues and spaces in Liverpool’s cultural quarter.

During the days the Hard Days Night Hotel and the Cavern Club, play host to a musical industry conference. Each night there will be bands, DJs and artists performing at many venues, spaces and clubs throughout the city. There will be dozens of parties and gigs, including an unsigned festival featuring new acts coming into Liverpool from all over the world, and parties hosted by festivals and labels each showcasing some of their biggest names and rising stars.

Liverpool Sound City also features conferences and panels with seasoned veterans and younger voices offering their opinions and ruminations on everything from the classic Manchester v Liverpool debate to the future of music production and publishing. The festival will climax on Friday 30th May with a large live music event.

Reverend and the Makers, Mystery Jets, Laura Marling, Silver Jews, DJ Yoda, The Wombats, A Human, Infadels, Lightspeed Champion, Eugene McGuiness, The Metros, Make Model, iwasacubscout, The Whip, Santogold, Robots In Disguise, and The Dykeenies are all confirmed with label showcases from Wall of Sound, Moshi Moshi, Deltasonic, and many more will be added to the line-up. For the line-up details as available please click here.

There will also be over 100 unsigned bands playing across the city during Liverpool Sound City.

Unsigned bands playing on Tuesday 27th May:
Alyssa Bonagura, Richard O’Flynn, Rachael Wright, Kristian Park, Prison Area, Ada & The Deadlocks, Ziroki, Dog With Human Skills, The Beehives, The Drellas, goFaster>>, The Troubadours, The Jacs, The Deconstructors, Whiskey Headshot, Man From Michael, The Fountains, The Kambourines, The Thirst, Greystar, Daniel Orlick & The Diplomats, Circle Sound, Autumn Attic, Lovecraft, The Fraktures, The Virgin Marys,The Underclass, The Compulsives, Eleven P’s, The Real Kicks, The Revolvers, Earl Grey & The Legomen.

Unsigned bands playing on Wednesday 28th May:
MonoBells, Millie, Lamoria, Untouched, Zoe-Nicol, Property Of Naydia Shanab, Hardly Holly, Anna’s Infusion, The Grant, Voo, Puzzle, My Amiga, Clipe Sexo Amador, Married To The Sea, Real Talk, National School, Arms At Last, Sorry Ok Yes, GK & The Renegades, Julius Martov & The Sexy Mistakes, Maxfield, Revenge Tragedies, The LP, Zombina & The Skeletones, Metro Manila Aide, Multi Purpose Chemical, Hellcyon, Jajuka, Carlis Star, The Laze and Friday’s Ghost.

Unsigned bands playing on Thursday 29th May:
The Aeroplanes, The Prelude, The Joy Vegas, The Grand Architects, Ziroki, The Vanities, The Vagabonds, The Kashmirs, Jewel Thief, The Sound Movement, Lyons & Tigers, The Pedantics, The Spectres, ASBOS, Flamingo 50, Penny Famous, The Sums, Test Card, The Howls, Some Velvet Morning, Pipers, Dirty Disco, Dan Torres, Ben Glover and Kaya.

Unsigned bands playing on Friday 30th May:
Tom Young, Gloria Cycles, Our New Noise, Town Bike, Shit The Bed, Seal Cub Clubbing Club, White Trash, Make Shapes, We Need Leads, El Policia, Le-Roux, Fawn, Nat McCool, Wilberforce, Rosie Jones, Digby, Always The Quiet Ones, Fiction By Far, Ian Britt, Polly Mackey and Emily Em.

Red Bull Bedroom Jam will be hosting the only venue for 2008 that will be open to under 18's. The venue will be Heebie Jeebies on Seel Street in Liverpool and will feature 7 bands from 3-9pm. The line up will include The Wombats, Dykeenees, Cheeky Cheeky and the Nosebleeds and many more.

Tickets are priced at £60 for all evening shows and events (£50 early bird), £100 for conference, or £140 for all evening shows, events and conference (£120 early bird). Tickets for individual venues vary from £5 to £10. Gold Passes for next week's Liverpool SoundCity Festival have SOLD OUT. To buy tickets click here.

There are plenty of accommodation options available in the city.

More information will be here when available.

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