Sound City 2019

Sound City 2019

Sound City reveals main wave of artists for May in the Baltic Triangle

  • Sound City returns to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle after a sold out 2018
  • The UK’s leading independent festival for emerging talent is back on Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th May 2019 for its 12th edition in an odyssey of new music
  • Huge wave of new artists revealed including Shame, Blaenavon, Confidence Man, The Tea Street Band, King No-One, Kara Marni, Clean Cut Kid, Soak, Stella Donnelly, The Jungle Giants, Estrons, Benny Mails and 100s more
  • They join the already revealed Loyle Carner, Mabel, The Magic Gang, Spinn, Red Rum Club, Our Girl, Ryan McCullen and more
  • International artists include Italy’s Husky Loops, Germany’s Giant Rooks, Korea’s Say Sue Me and shortparis from Russia
  • Sound City is working with a range of partners this year, including Arts Council, INES, Modern Sky and PRS Foundation
  • A wider spectrum of vibrant, innovative and inspiring arts programming will be revealed in the coming weeks
  • Tier 3 tickets live from 10am Thursday 24th January
  • Full info can be found here:

Sound City is incredibly proud to announce its main wave of artists for this year’s 12th edition, following on from 2018’s spectacular sold out weekend.

As the UK’s leading independent festival for emerging talent, it is a definitive zeitgeist of sounds, styles and cerebral sessions. There’s a heady mix of amazing music from across the world mixed with a world-class conference, Sound City+, and a vibrant range of wider arts to be edified by and immersed in.

Taking place in a range of venues across the Baltic Triangle, Sound City is now back to its roots as a multi-environment weekend odyssey of discovery. Some of the most inspiring new artists and performers from across the world and closer to home will descend on the city, to revered headliners who set the agenda as some of the most illuminating names of their generation.

Leading the announcement are Shame, described as possibly the best band in the UK. The widely acclaimed group continue to create cultured, anthemic magic on stage, and will bring their best to Sound City. Next up, harmonious guitar band Blaenavon are awash with gorgeous melodies and heartfelt vocals, whilst the sublime Aussie outfit Confidence Man bring their dance-pop joy to the city. They join the already announced headliners including Loyle Carner, Mabel and The Magic Gang.

Liverpool’s acclaimed Tea Street Band joyfully merge 808 State with The Doves infused with the spirit of The Happy Mondays, whilst dynamic indie rockers King NoOne continue to take the live scene by storm. Kara Marni blends her beautiful soul music with pop riffs, local legends Clean Cut Kid’s lo-fi American East Coast sound has won them plenty of fans, and Irish experimental folk singer Soak continues to inspire. Then there’s the wondrous Stella Donnelly, whose lo-fi bedroom folk-pop is spiked with wit and feminist defiance, to Spinn who are the masterful Scouse feel-good four-piece, and energetic indie-rockers The Jungle Giants make the trip from Down Under. Further artists include Estrons, Benny Mails, Monks, Pizzagirl, Sunshine Frisby Laserbeam, Talkshow, Childcare, Emily Burns, Lennie Dies, Saltwater Sun and Tamu Massif.