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Liverpool Sound City Announce First Artists for 2018

Liverpool’s infamous Sound City heads back to its roots in 2018, during the weekend of May 5th and 6th. The hyper-trendy Baltic Triangle area of the city, along with the site of the old Cains Brewery, will become home to a whole host of amazing acts set to set the stage alight.

This move will come as music to the ears of some fans of the festival, as many have sought a return to the original city centre vibe…this is where it all began for Sound City so it makes sense to return to their spiritual home.

Organisers have announced their first wave of acts, a revelation of tidal proportions which sees ten artists confirmed for a roster that will undoubtedly be monumental in terms of acts invited to perform.

First out of the hat we have Peace, the Worcester four-piece who peddle a mesmerising psych-rock sound. Next up are Mancunians, Slow Readers Club, who appear on the line up alongside afro-disco electro-funkers Ibibio Sound Machine.

Also present is Baxter ‘son of Ian’ Dury, who saw his 2017 album Prince of Tears achieve success. Idles will be bringing their Bristolian rock to the Mersey shores, while Birmingham pop band Jaws are also confirmed for a spot.

The melodic enchantment provided by Low Island will be available for your enjoyment, as will that of Macclesfield’s Cassia. Genre-bending indie duo The Orielles will be illustrating why they are tipped for big things, while Scouse punkster Zuzu offers a fresh take on the punk style.

Obviously, this is just the tip of the iceberg that this first wave of acts is crashing against. NextFest will have plenty more line-up announcements as and when they are released, so keep your eyes peeled here for news as it comes in.

For more info on the festival, head to our Liverpool Sound City festival page.

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