Friendly Fires, Marika Hackman, The Snuts, & more join Liverpool Sound City 2020

joining Pale Waves, The Blinders, Tim Burgess, The Lathums, & more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Mon 27th Jan 2020

Friendly Fires

Liverpool Sound City - POSTPONED 2020

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September 2020
various venues, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
£55 weekend; £29 Sat or Sun
Daily capacity: 25,000

The second wave of acts have been revealed for the 13th Liverpool Sound City festival, which takes place in 16 venues in Liverpool across the city's Baltic Triangle from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May 2020, with the conference taking place on Friday 1st May.

With a 'North West exclusive' headline show and joining Pale Waves as co-headliners are Friendly Fires. Other new additions include indie rock from Marika Hackman, Scotland's The Snuts, Liverpool's own Louis Berry, Bad Sounds, Spector, S.P.Q.R, JOHN, BC Camplight, Marsicans, Monarchy, Monks, and Spinn.

There's also this lot: Al Moses, Alleyways, Andrew Cushin, Ask Elliot, Bamily, Beauty School, Berries, Blame Your Genes, Blurry Future, Bronnie, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Cerys Eless, C'est Karma, Chinatown Slalom, Chupa Cabra, Columbia, Courting, Daddy, Dog In The Snow, Dollie Demi, Ekkah, Eleni Drake, Eyre Llew, False Advertising, False Heads, Feva, Full Colour, Geiste, Georgia Meek, Han, Havelock, Her Titled Moons, Incarnate, Izzy And The Black Tree, Jason Pollux, June Coco, Karpov Not Kasparov, Kidsmoke, Lau.ra, Lazy Day, Lewis Ross-Robson, Lizzie Ross, L'nee Golay, Lola, Lydiah Higham, Mamatung, Mealtime, Meimuna, Mid City, MOAN, Molly Green, Mr Ben & The Bens, Nikki and The Waves, Nina Cobham, Noisy, Paris Love-Child, Paris Youth Foundation, Peaness, Podge, Polar States, Sad Boys Club, Seazoo, Shambolics, ShaoDow, Shishi, Silverbacks, Stanleys, Sylvie, That's Juvey?, The Harra, The Jackobins, The Letrasets, The New Coast, The Nineteens, The Post Romantics, The Racket, The Sway, Thomas Headon, Tilly Louise, Tomike, Valve, Vital, Wargasm, Weezy Jefferson, and Ynys 

Rebecca Ayres, Sound City's Managing Director, says: "Liverpool knows how to enjoy itself, how to bring communities together… be it for work, play or campaigning. At Sound City we've harnessed that to bring venues, artists, creatives and businesses together in hosting a free flowing multi-venue festival, and then in true spirit of the city, we've invited the rest of the world to join in. Friendly Fires are a band that insist you to throw off your inhibitions, they're heartfelt and romantic, and a perfect party starter… we're so excited to be bringing them back to Liverpool for the first time in over a decade to lead our riotous global street party. Sound City is the UK's leading independent festival and conference. One of the original multi-venue showcase festivals, the format has shifted and changed over the years, but I think we've now found our best iteration. All the venues are close together, there's a real sense of discovery and ease of accessibility. The Baltic Triangle is one of the country's most innovative and thriving creative business centres, a real success story and we're honoured to take it over for a weekend long celebration of creativity."

These join the previously announced acts of Pale Waves, The Blinders, Tim Burgess, The Lathums, Stealing Sheep, The Mysterines, Jamie Webster, The Lottery Winners, and more. For the details as available please see the line-up page.

Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £39.50 for a weekend ticket. Day tickets will go on sale this Friday 31st January

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