Catfish and The Bottlemen are to headline Liverpool Sound City

plus new Freeze partnership brings Hot Chip (DJ set), Leftfield, Floating Points, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 27th Jan 2016

Liverpool Sound City 2016 - Catfish & The Bottlemen
Photo credit: Jamie Cooney

Liverpool Sound City 2016

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2016
Bramley Moore Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 0AP, England MAP
£70 for festival wristband
Daily capacity: 25,000

Catfish & The Bottlemen are to headline Liverpool Sound City held multiple venues and spaces in the city's Docklands, now in it's 9th year held from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2016.

Also confirmed are Palma Violets, Georgia, Viola Beach, Shura, Neon Waltz, Inheaven, Levelz, Mez, Dilly Dally, The Big Moon, Kagoule, and Holy Esque. They join The Coral who top the bill on Sunday, and Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods, Dandy Warhols, Young Fathers, and Band of Skulls.

The festival is also declaring a new partnership with dance music promoters Freeze who will bring Hot Chip (DJ set),  and Leftfield (Live) to The Freeze Warehouse alongside Floating Points, Ame, Henrik Schwarz, DJ Koze, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mano le Tough, John Talabot, Gerd Janson, and Greg Wilson. More names will be revealed soon, and Freeze’s residents Jemmy, Makes No Sense, and Derek Kaye will also appear too.

Rob Casson from Freeze said, "Freeze are thrilled to be working with one of the UK’s most forward-thinking music festivals, and are especially excited to be bringing a new dimension to this year’s Sound City. It’s a truly spectacular setting on the docks for some of the world’s leading live acts and DJs from the electronic dance music spheres. During our 10th anniversary we showcased some incredible acts throughout 2015 in the city in a series of awe-inspiring venues and locations, and in 2016 we are aiming even higher, including this collaboration with Sound City which opens the festival up to a brand new audience."

Sound City will be announcing hundreds more bands, performers, ‘happenings’ and experiences in the coming weeks.

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Weekend tickets for Sound City are currently on sale with a very limited amount still available at £70. These will run out very soon when there will be an automatic price increase so fans are urged to buy as quickly as possible to get them at this price threshold.

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