Liverpool Sound City 2013

Liverpool Sound City 2013

Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th May 2013
Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR, England MAP
£45 for festival wristband
Daily capacity: 25,000
Last updated: Tue 16th Apr 2013

Liverpool Sound City returns for three days and nights from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th May 2013 and is held at multiple venues and spaces in Liverpool's cultural quarter.

During the days the Hard Days Night Hotel plays 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.


The latest additions are Willy Moon, Swiss Lips, Ruen Brothers, Dark Horses, Bill Ryder Jones, Nina Nesbitt, Stevie Neale, No Ceremony, Wall, Glass Animals, Sugarmen, Alejandra Burgos, Alfred Hall, Bad For Lazarus, Birthday Girl, Broken English, Fiona Clayton, Mamma Freedom, Man Get Out, Mic Lowry, Mikel Paskalev, Moodyman, My Forever, Reid Anderson, Rick Kevill, Roy Dahan, Secret Rendezvous, September Girls, Shane Beales, Spring King, The Loud, The Ocean, The Pukes, The Razz, The Shadow Theatre, The Verdict, Underdog, Waylayers, Wonderlust, and Wooden Arms.

Already confirmed are Dexys, Noah and the Whale, The Walkmen, Reverend And The Makers, Toy, Enter Shikari, Everything Everything, Darwin Deez, Delphic, Melodys Echo Chamber, Oneohtrix Point Never, Dutch Uncles, Stealing Sheep, Drenge, PINS, Savages, Wave Machines, Alessi's Ark, Jetta, Bipolar Sunshine, Loom, Deep Sea Arcade, Blackeye, Skaters, The Wolf People, Splashh, Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs, Lulu James, Arcane Roots, Still Corners, LULS, Hands, Wild Smiles, Ian Prowse & Amsterdam, Mikill Pane, Bebe Black, Jacob Banks, Bo Ningen, Big Deal, Night Engine, Mind Enterprise, Golden Fable, Likely Lads, Thee Oh Sees, Mount Kimbie, Future Of The Left, AlunaGeorge, King Krule, Darkstar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Outfit, Solely, Theme Park, Amateur Best, Marmozets, Hacktivist, Egyptian Hip Hop, Murkage, Chapel Club, Fossil Collective, 1975, Hawk Eyes, Swim Deep, The Family Rain, Mind Enterprises, Dan Croll, Brolin, Bastille, On an On, Temples, The Tea Street Band, Duologue, The Loved Ones, By The Sea, All We Are, Broken Men, Bird, Nadine Carina, Ady Suleiman, Concrete Knives, Sun Glitters, Mutiny On The Bounty, Afternaut, Silent Sleep, Neck Deep, a label showcase from Double Denim Records, and many more.

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Featuring exclusive keynotes, Q&As, and panels with those who have changed, shaped and documented the entertainment industry and those who have pioneered the technology, discovery, delivery and consumption. Talk panelists include Matt Riley, John Bissell, Jonathan Tester, Mark Gordon, Natalia Romineski, Adrian Cooke, Jez Patterson, Sam Stone, Dave Bianchi, Andy Heaton, Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons, Peter Hooton, Andy Mitten, Iain Macintosh, Andrew Loog Oldham, Jon Morter, Tracey Thorn in-conversation with writer Dave Haslam, The Wombats lead singer and guitarist Murph, and Simon Bobbet.

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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, with the traditional series of label showcases, late night sessions and parties also happening across the city.

Sound City will also present 'Set In Stone' a photo exhibition of the history of the Stone Roses by Ian Tilton with many of his images never seen before.


The early bird offer has ended, a festival wristband is priced at £45, or £25 for a day pass.

To buy tickets from Ticketline, click here.


Liverpool Sound City also features conferences and panels with seasoned veterans and younger voices, the commemorative John Peel World Cup, and legendary keynote speakers and special guests. LSC also helps the creative industry to grow and evolve is an integral part of LSC's ethos, with networking, education and skills development a central part of the main event.


Wristbands will be available at the Kiosk from Midday on the Wednesday and must be collected in person by the lead booking name, with a valid proof of ID. Sound City Kiosks will be located in the centre of the festival circuit on Seel Street, Liverpool.

Sound City wristbands allow entry to ALL Liverpool Sound City 2013 branded gigs including those at The Epstein Theatre, on a first come first served basis subject to the individual venues capacity. Please note some gigs will be 18+ only.


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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