Sound City drops more names for 2019

Liverpool’s favourite festival returns with a bang in 2019. Last year’s Baltic Triangle debut was heavenly, it truly became the UK’s answer to SXSW. This year sees more new talent head to the UNESCO City of Music including Shame, Confidence Man, Estrons and many more.

Over 100 names join the likes of Lyle Carner, Mabel, SPINN, The Magic Gang and Red Rum Club – all previously announced before the new year. Woking with a range of partners, it is already clear that the 2019 edition will have a sound for everyone!


“Shame lead the announcement, with many tipping them as the best live band in the country right now.”


Also joining the bill are the likes of Blaenavon, King No-One, Clean Cut Kid with Husky Loops, Giant Rooks and Say Sue Me representing the international communing. The festival returns for it’s 12th edition as the UK’s leading independent festival for emerging talent. A zeitgeist of sound and a celebration of style, it see’s a whole manner of new bands head to Liverpool.

Shame lead the announcement, with many tipping them to be the best live band in the country right now. Confidence Man’s vivid, illuminating mix of dee-pop will no doubt cause fanfare amongst the streets of Liverpool. Estrons, Benny Mails, Monks, Pizzagirl, Sunshine Frisby Laserbeam, Talkshow, Childcare, Emily Burns, Lennie Dies, Saltwater Sun and Tamu Massif all feature too.



Sound City’s Managing Director, Rebecca Ayres, says: “This is a major announcement for us at Sound City, as we reveal the main wave of artists coming to Liverpool for our 12 th year in Liverpool. Following on from Mabel and Loyle Carner, we are presenting one of the UK’s most dynamic and diverse range of artists performing across the Baltic Triangle. We arebuilding upon our sold-out edition last year, now firmly established back to our roots with the festival taking place in a range of intimate locations.”

Kicking off on Friday 5th May with the Sound City + Conference, the festival continues into the nights of 6th and 7th May. A vast array of tomorrow’s future headliners will hit venues across the Baltic Triangle once more!

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sound city 2019 line up


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