On the 1st-3rd May 2014, some of Liverpool’s best intimate music venues will be host to more than 360 of the industries finest artists for the Sound City Festival. Around 400 music fans and 300 industry professionals will be pouring into some of the city’s top spots, from the Liverpool Cathedral to the renowned cavern club for a weekend of music, digital and film. The three day festival including conferences with celebrity keynote speakers is now the largest metropolitan music and arts festival in the UK – meaning it is not to be missed.
Sound City 2014 is set to welcome a number of talented musicians to its 25 stages, including the massively successful Kodaline –who will headline the event on Saturday 3rd May at the Liverpool Cathedral from 9pm onwards. The four-piece Irish indie rockers will perform a number of singles from their debut studio album, ‘In a Perfect World’, and should definitely be on the top of your itinerary for the weekend. Joining them at the cathedral will be the ex-Strokes guitarist turned solo artist phenomenon Albert Hammond Jr, whose singles such as ’Back to the 101’ will be performed on Friday 2nd May from 9-10pm.
Saturday 3rd May will see the live performances running right through into the night, with the ridiculously popular and hugely talented Kooks, performing a combination of their well-known older singles and newer tracks such as ‘Down’ from their latest album ‘Listen’. The set will take place in the slightly edgier Duke Street Garage, meaning the atmosphere will be second to none and without a doubt completely unmissable.
For something slightly different (especially for all those electric dance lovers), head to Nation from 12am on Friday 2nd May for the intense sounds of Fuck Buttons, whose album ‘Slow Focus’ will be truly entertaining and a sure crowd-pleaser.
It seems that the place to be over the weekend will be the East village Arts Club – the previous venue to huge artists such as Peace and Foals. EVAC will become Sound City’s home to the new faces of indie rock over the weekend, welcoming sets from acts such as Circa Waves and Wolf Alice who are definitely not to be missed after being named in NME’s top 40 new bands you need to know about in 2014. Catch Wolf Alice at 10.15 on Friday 2nd and Circa Waves from 10.15 on the Thursday.
Big names of the weekend also include The Neighbourhood who will be performing their hit track ‘Sweater Weather’ plus loads more in Factory from 11pm on Saturday 3rd. Joining them in Factory will also be the up and coming darker psychedelic three-piece The Wytches on Thursday 1st from 11pm, so make sure you catch them performing hit singles such as ‘Wire Framed Mattress’.
Don’t miss out on what will clearly be an unforgettable weekend of music and the arts in Liverpool,and grab a 3 day wristband directly from www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/ where you can also find more information and details about the event.
More Sound City must sees:
• Gruff Rhys – Thurs 1st 9.30-11.pm @ EVAC
• Drenge –Fri 2nd 11.30pm-12.15am @ The Kazimier
• Jungle – Sat 3rd 12-1am @ Factory
• Chloe Howl – Fri 2nd 12am-1am @Factory
• Jon Hopkins – Thurs 2nd 12-1am @ Nation
• Jagwar Ma – Sat 3rd 10.30-11.15pm @ Duke Street Garage