Liverpool Sound City 2009

Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd May 2009
Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR, England MAP
price varies for individual events
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Fri 15th May 2009

Liverpool Sound City returns for four days and nights from Wednesday 20th until Saturday 23rd 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.

This year's line-up includes headliners Calvin Harris, The Rascals, and White Lies, plus Black Lips, Clinic, Crystal Antlers, Delta Maid, Johnny Foreigner, Karima Francis, Miko Miko, Red Light Company, Robin Guthrie, The Seal Cub Clubbing Club, Sky Larkin, Telepathe, The Invisible, The Phantom Band, The XX, White Denim, You Me at Six, and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

The Zutons will play at St George's Hall as part of 'Gaymers Grassroots Gigs' on 23rd May marking the closing night of the Liverpool SoundCity music festival.

In total, more than 400 acts from around the world will play to 25,000 people across 30 of Liverpool's venues for four days.

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. From the 'John Peel World Cup' to a law court trial putting music 'in the docks', SoundCity will take in over 30 venues and welcome more than 400 bands from home and abroad from indie, electro, acoustic, leftfield dance, drum ‘n’ bass and hip hop. Plus this year the festival introduces rock and emo to Sound City with a red hot mixture of established & up and coming alternative rock bands as well as a new unsigned rock section.

One of the main attractions of the event will be 'The Trial'. A court based concept of conferencing specifically aimed at the music industry of tomorrow. It will be staged in the historic setting of the Victorian Law Courts in St Georges Hall with Judges present, costumes and all!

Normal full weekend tickets will be priced at £60, or £80 on the gate. A festival and conference pass is priced at £120. To buy individual event tickets, click here.

There are plenty of accommodation options available in the city.

More information will be here when available.

Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd May 2009
Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR, England MAP
price varies for individual events
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Fri 15th May 2009


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