Peace, Swans, Everything Everything, Fat White Family, and George The Poet have been added to the line-up for Liverpool Sound City held multiple venues and spaces in the city's Docklands now in it's 8th year and held from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May 2015.
Also added to the line-up are Spector, Iceage, Stormzy, Bill Ryder Jones, The Bohicas, Neon Waltz, Honeyblood, Real Lies, Blossoms, Aquilo, The Tea Street Band, Loyle Carner, The Sundowners, Moon King, Clarence Clarity, Formation, The Griswolds, Astronomyy, Bad Meds, Yak, KOF, Gulf, R Seiliog, Moats, Barberos, The Vryll Society, Strange Collective, Sekuoia, Okkyung Lee, M.O.,Thabo & The Real Deal, and Prose.
The acts already confirmed are headliners The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, and Belle & Sebastian. Also confirmed are Roni Size Reprazent, Thurston Moore, Gaz Coombes, Fucked Up, Evian Christ, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sean Lennon's The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Dum Dum Girls, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Stealing Sheep, Dutch Uncles, Slaves, All We Are, Jane Weaver, Dave McCabe & The Ramifications, The Serpent Power, Bad Breeding, Apes, and Single Mothers.
Sound City will be announcing still more live acts and the additional conference keynote speakers in the coming weeks.
Sound City CEO Dave Pichilingi, said, “It’s a really big year for Sound City - with the move to our incredible new industrial home at Bramley Moore Dock we promised to create a bill that smashed expectations. We believe we have more than delivered on this promise.
"We have brought in some of the biggest names in the business this year from The Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian to The Vaccines and some of the acts we’re announcing today including The Cribs and Peace. We’ve also selected the very best of the scene’s emerging talent. You would literally pay three times the price of our tickets to see half the bill we have put together and we haven’t finished yet – we’ve still got a surprise or two up our sleeve. Our new model and approach will redefine the approach to metropolitan festivals and make us the brand to be imitated."
Sound City is working alongside STAX Creations, a team of visionaries responsible for designing some of the most incredible and recognisable festival landscapes in the UK, to help transform the Bramley-Moore Docks into an amazing post apocalyptic environment right on the banks of the River Mersey.
Tickets for the music part of the festival are now on sale priced at £65 or £35 for a day ticket.
Taking place on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd May, the international music conference will debate, discuss and highlight key issues with the contemporary music business 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.
First to be announced as part of the conference line up, under 2015's theme of 'The Unsung Hero', are Wayne Coyne, Scott Booker, Julian Cope, Viv Albertine, Mark E. Smith, Danny Fields and James Barton.
A Liverpool Sound City Conference Full Delegate Pass is priced at £120.
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