Sound City announces details for 2018 edition

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UK: Sound City will return to Liverpool from May 5 – 6 for its 11th edition, promising to go ‘back to its roots’ as it showcases hundreds of emerging acts across the many intimate venues of the city’s historic Baltic Triangle.

Artists scheduled to perform across the weekend include The DMA’s, Peace, Slow Readers Club, Picture This, Wye Oak, Black Honey, Sunset Sons, Yellow Days, Baxter Dury, Dermot Kennedy, Jade Bird, The Blinders, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Sorry, Sam Fender, Billie Marten, Matt Maltese, Saint Phnx and Stereohoney.

For the first time, Sound City’s line-up will feature a contingent of hip-hop and grime artists, including ShaoDow, Vital, and Beyond Average and Juke, with more set to be revealed soon.

Returning to its original ethos, Sound City 2018 offers a wealth of shows spread across Liverpool’s renascent Baltic Triangle – a warren of intimate venues, bars and clubs which has evolved into one of the UK’s go-to cultural destinations. During Sound City, events will be hosted in Great Baltic Warehouse, Constellations, Camp and Furnace, Baltic Market, Hangar 34, District, Unit 51, Baltic Social, Red Door Vintage, The Tank Room, 24 Kitchen Street, Northern Lights, Hinterland, Craft Minded, Black Lodge Brewery and Tap And Still.

Becky Ayres, Sound City’s COO, explained: “This is a huge moment for us as we not only reveal our headline day splits but also the venues will be hosting our festival across in May. We really feel the spirit of discovery and exploration returning for our 11th year, with a huge range of artists performing in some brilliant locations. We want to capture the magic of the UK’s thriving scene as well as what is happening around the world, and feel this range of 100 artists will really entertain, inspire and thrill everyone in May.”

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