Sound City 2019
Sound City reveals first 20 artists for May next year
The UK’s leading independent festival of emerging music, arts and discovery, Sound City, is back in Liverpool in 2019, following on from this year’s spectacular sold out edition.
And the festival now proudly reveals the first wave of artist joining them across Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th May across the city’s iconic Baltic Triangle. Embracing the wild spirit of discovery, the electrically-charged festival is again set to showcase 100s of the very best emerging bands, artists and performers from across the world and closer to home, as well as genre-defining headliners.
Sound City + (Conference) will take place at Cunard Building on Friday 3rd May, featuring a full day of illuminating, engaging and inspiring keynote speeches, interviews, roundtable debates, workshops, business meetings and much more at Liverpool’s historic Cunard Building. (Tickets are sold separately).
Championed as Britain’s new hope in hip hop, Loyle Carner is a true voice of his generation. A lyrical genius, street poet and wordsmith who captures the mood of his contemporaries, he electrifies audiences as much as he inspires them. Seeing him perform at Sound City on Sunday 5th May is going to be incredibly special.
Saturday’s headliner Mabel is a mesmeric child of the halcyon-age of 00s R&B, harnessing the energy of her idols from that hallowed era. She has also collaborated with everyone from Stormzy to Tate Modern and toured with Harry Styles to Bryson Tiller, and is already an ebullient iconic pop icon.
Liverpool’s own star Louis Berry has gone from having Radio 1’s Hottest Record in the World to honing his mercurial style as a widely feted genre-skipping artist, who has audiences eating out of the palm of his hand one moment to moshing to .45 the next. He will be keeping it very much real at Sound City.
They are joined by a wealth of further artists in the first announcement, including (A-Z): Alligator, Benin City, Cousin Kula, Dancing on Tables, Dayo Bello, Dot, Giant Rooks, Goodies, Harry Miller, Heavy Lungs, Indigo Lo, Jvck James, Molly Rainford, Monks, Our Girl, Red Rum Club, Roman Lewis, Ryan McDermott, Saltwater Sun, Sophie and the Giants, Spinn, SPQR, Tamu Massif, Tracky and Vistas. 100s more artists will be revealed soon.