The Liverpool Sound City festival has announced some changes for next year.
It's moving back to the city centre from Clarence Dock to a location(s?) still to be revealed, as well "returning to its roots based around discovering new talent in intimate venues". It's also moving dates, from the last to the first bank holiday weekend in May, so happening on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018. The conference will happen on Friday 4th May.
2018's programming will be partly curated by special guests including including Glastonbury’s Silver Hayes, Kendal Calling, Bluedot, Greg Wilson, Domino and Moshi Moshi, Hospital Records and many more. See the poster below for more info.
Early bird tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday 29th September. Line-up announcements are coming 'soon', with the promise of 100s of new artists and experienced headline acts.
Early bird tickets go on sale on Friday 29th September and will be priced at £35.
Sound City COO Becky Ayres said: "We delivered three hugely ambitious and successful years of Sound City on the north docklands of the city. Sound City was the first to shine a beacon on this neglected area of the city and, by doing so, we've even encouraged Everton FC to relocate to our former festival site. We now feel it is time for us to come back to the city centre and embark on the next stage of our journey. 2018 will all be about re-establishing new links and a new feel. This will also lead us into the hugely ambitious plans that we have for 2019, which will be revealed over the coming months."
There's also new satellite events taking place during April and May 2018 to be announced, to be called Sound City Satellite and with the aim to foster a spirit of inclusion. These will be two mini Sound Cities in regional towns in the North-West, with the locations to be announced in January.
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