Red Rum Club, beabadoobee and Rejjie Snow headline the weekend festival

IT’S been a long time coming, but Sound City 2021 lands in Liverpool this weekend and it’s set to be a belting three days of bands, bevvies and bouncing, with the usual eclectic combo of headliners and your new favourite music.

It has been incredible to see such a rapturous return for live music

The leading home of new music discovery and the first new music festival in nearly 18 months, this year’s Sound City promises to be a landmark event. The three-day event runs from Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October across Liverpool city centre venues, with headliners beabadoobee (Friday), Red Rum Club (Saturday) and Rejjie Snow (Sunday).

Liverpool Sound City Festival Red Rum Club
Red Rum Club headline on Saturday with special guest Jamie Webster

Confirmed on the line-up is also Jamie Webster, The Murder Capital, The Snuts, Not3s, The Lathums, Baby Queen, Gracey, Lapsley, The Mysterines, Miraa May, Lottery Winners, Pixey, L’Objectif, Beaux, Lanterns On The Lake, Blondes, Police Car Collective, Bull, Pretty Sick Nayana Iz and The Clockworks.

In the final lead up to the weekend, organisers have announced even more names joining an already packed bill, including some of the most exciting names bursting out of Liverpool and beyond.

Liverpool Sound City Festival Spinn
Liverpool favourites SPINN

Liverpool-based four piece, Courting, return to Sound City for a mammoth homecoming, as do local favourites SPINN, bringing with them their dreamy indie vibes that have already seen them become a beloved new voice in British alternative music. 

With the likes of Pom Poko, new Chess Club signees The Let Go, English Teacher and more just announced - it just adds even more spice to a mouth-watering weekend of new music across one of Europe’s true musical homes. 

In what will be only her second ever hometown show, Lapsley is curating a very special bill at the Arts Club, building up to her hotly anticipated headlining performance there. Artists include Fears, Niix, Miso Extra and Sisu Crew DJs - all ready for a memorable takeover experience.

Liverpool Sound City Festival Lapsley
Lapsley curates a special bill at Arts Club

“It has been incredible to see such a rapturous return for live music across the UK, and it’s only raised our excitement levels for the return of Sound City in 2021,” says Becky Ayres, managing director at Sound City.

“Bringing such a diverse and thrilling lineup to the heart of Liverpool this October is something we’re dead proud of - returning to the original stages and vital venues in the city centre we all need to support at this time. 

“With our best lineup to date, and so many exciting artists to discover - I can’t wait to get stuck in and create huge new memories this October.”

Dmas Liverpool Sound City 2018 John Johnson
DMA's at Sound City 2018 Photo: John Johnson

Sound City is the place to discover the giants of tomorrow and was one of the first to host huge names like Ed Sheeran, Florence and the Machine, Stormzy, Jungle, Alt-J, Paloma Faith, The 1975, Christine & The Queens, Years & Years and many more at the beginning of their musical careers.

The first Sound City in 2008 was held across some of Liverpool’s coolest city centre venues, including The Kazimier, The Zanzibar, The Black-E and even Liverpool Cathedral. In 2015, the festival moved to an arena set-up at Bramley-Moore Dock, but since then has come back to its roots as a multi-venue festival across the city centre.

The 2021 event sees a new main stage at Liverpool Grand Central Hall, joined by some of the city’s cornerstone venues, including Arts Club, Jimmy’s Liverpool, The Jacaranda, LEAF, Kazimier Stockroom, EBGBs, and The Shipping Forecast.

All set times, artist and venue information is available via the new gigseekr app.

To access set times across the weekend, download the gigseekr app on iPhone or Android, set your location to North West, and click the Sound City icon to activate the takeover.

Liverpool Sound City 2021 takes place 1 - 3 October. All tickets purchased for the rescheduled dates are valid. A limited number of new tickets are available, priced £29.50 for day tickets, £59.50 for a three-day weekend pass, and £75 for VIP three-day tickets. 

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