Liverpool’s leading music festival Sound City has finally announced its complete line-up for this upcoming festival in May. Friendly Fires is revealed as the headliner of the festival, along with Pale Waves as the co-headliner and numerous exciting and talented musicians to appear. This year, it will take place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of May across music venues in Baltic Triangle. Tickets are available for purchase now here.
What makes this year’s Sound City very special is the appearance of the Hertfordshire indie band Friendly Fires. Their headlining show will be the first gig of the band in 2020, as well as their sole show in the north west and very first show in the city for over ten years. Friendly Fires’ fans can surely expect their “shape-throwing technicolour to this riotous street party of a festival”, according to the press release.
Joining the stage will be the new emo phenomenon Pale Waves. This indie pop band from Manchester broke out into the music scene with their impressive debut record My Mind Makes Noises, which was released back in September 2018. Also, the band recently won the Q Best Breakthrough Act at the Q Awards 2019.
Introducing the second Sound City 2020 headliners @FriendlyFires! We can’t wait for them to being the dance-infused indie party down to the Baltic Triangle Alternative songstress @MarikaHackman and one of Scotland’s best new bands @TheSnuts also stop by, with @LouisBerry, @RealBadSounds, @Spector and @Marsicans all appearing across the weekend. The introspective songwriting craft of @BcCamplight will be on full show, whilst jangle-pop purveyors @Spinn_band will bring the sonic sunshine down on Liverpool. All this plus 100s more at Sound City 2020 Day splits/tickets coming Friday – last remaining Early Birds available from the bio #LetsStartAFuckingRiot
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Apart from the two huge headlining acts, Sound City also unveiled its full line-up in which musicians from various genres will take turn to play a show. Recently added to the bill are the critically-acclaimed indie rock artist Marika Hackman, West Lothian rock revivalists The Snuts and Liverpool’s lone-ranger of rockabilly pop Louis Berry.
The electronic duo Monarchy and the art rock band S.P.Q.R. are also booked for show slots at the festival. Meanwhile, the newcomers like Marsicans, SPINN, and Bad Sounds will make their appearance as well.
Check out the complete line-up from the Instagram post above.
Last year, Sound City did achieve its goal of gender-balanced line-up for the campaign of PRS KeyChange. The festival was able to curate the line-up in which 59% of all musicians were female and mixed groups. This year, Sound City will continue its remarkable achievement by holding a conference Sound City+ at the British Music Experience on May 1. More information about the conference will be announced soon.
And for more information about Liverpool Sound City 2020, please visit its official site.