LIVERPOOL, UK (CelebrityAccess) – Organizers for indie music festival Sound City announced the initial round of artists for the 2019 edition of the event.
Set for May 3rd-5th at the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool, the festival boasts headliners that include pop icon Mabel; British hip-hop performer Loyle Carner; Liverpool native and recording artist Louis Berry; and UK rock outfit The Magic Gang.
Other artists in the initial lineup announcement include Alligator, Benin City, Cousin Kula, Dancing on Tables, Dayo Bello, Dot, Emily Burns, Giant Rooks, Goodies, Harry Miller, Heavy Lungs, Indigo Lo, Jvck James, Molly Rainford, Monks, Our Girl, Red Rum Club, Roman Lewis, Ryan McMullan, Saltwater Sun, Sophie and the Giants, Spinn, SPQR, Tamu Massif, Tracky, and Vistas, with hundreds of additional acts to be announced.
As well, the festival weekend will kick off with the Sound City+ conference on Friday 4th May, featuring a full day of keynotes, panels, interviews, roundtable debates, workshops and networking at Liverpool’s historic Cunard Building.
Sound City Liverpool has positioned itself as the only major music showcase and industry event for developing artists in the North of England. This year, the festival was named as one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organizations for 2018-22, receiving an annual grant of £200k to support talent development for artists and industry via Sound City, Sound City+, Sound City Korea, Off the Record and Sound City Music Entrepreneur Training.
“We are all incredibly proud to announce the first artists joining us in May 2019 for the 12th Sound City. With Loyle Carner and Mabel we have two of the leading artists of their generation, and support from a wide range of emerging talent including our own Louis Berry. Earlier this year, we had a truly magical return back to our roots in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle with our sold out 11th edition. It was an incredible weekend for all who attended from right around the world,” said Sound City Managing Director Rebecca Ayers, who joined the festival earlier this year.
“For 2019 we will very much continue to champion new music and the next wave of stars in the making which is Sound City’s founding ethos, as well as further embracing diversity and equality in everything we do as a festival, from right here the office and our team to the line-up itself, and everything in-between. We are also all incredibly happy to have been nominated for Best Metropolitan Festival and Best Small Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2018, which are great accolades for everyone involved,” Ayers added.