Liverpool Sound City 2010

Liverpool Sound City 2010

Thursday 29th April to Saturday 22nd May 2010
Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR, England MAP
£45 for festival wristband
Daily capacity: 25,000
Last updated: Wed 28th Apr 2010

Liverpool Sound City returns for four days and nights from Thursday 29th April until Saturday 22nd 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 is headlined by Paloma Faith, and Speech Debelle, plus acts announced include Gil Scott-Heron, British Sea Power, The Fall, Delphic, The Blackout, The Maccabees, The Sunshine Underground, Hot Club De Paris, Attack! Attack!, Ian McNabb, Chilly Gonzales, Philadelphia Grand Jury, Teenagers In Tokyo, Naive New Beaters, Wave Machines, Gold Panda, Hook & The Twin, Grosvenor, and more with many more to be announced. For the line-up details day and stage splits, as available please click here. Musical legend Seymour Stein as the first of the keynote speakers.

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 are partnering with the Underage Festival, for a strictly 14 to under 18's matinee show with The Maccabees, Los Campesinos!, and Its Tropical on Saturday 22nd May at the O2 Academy.


Early bird weekend tickets are no longer on sale. Normal weekend tickets are priced at £45, with individual gig tickets also available, and a festival and conference pass is priced at £100. To buy tickets, click here.


Liverpool Sound City also features conferences and panels with seasoned veterans and younger voices. 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.

New for 2010

As part of the festival's ongoing commitment to grass roots education and the DIY spirit of music, Liverpool Sound City will host 'Create @ Sound City' - a series of educational panels, workshops, seminars and interactive sessions aimed at both new and established artists and young people.

Special events

Sound City also presents a selection of Special Events including art and photography exhibitions and the now legendary John Peel World Cup where 18 teams of music industry favourites don their shorts and battle it out for the prestigious cup.


The festival offers no accommodation at the event. There are plenty of accommodation options available in the city.

More information will be here when available.

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