With just two weeks until Liverpool Music Week 2017 a huge list of additional names have been added to this year’s already bumper festival line up, which begins on Thursday 26th October at the opening party headlined by CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

Newly confirmed to open this year’s festival before CHIC’s appearance with a very special Disco Classic covers set are the 8-strong Sense of Sound Singers choir under the musical direction of Jennifer John, in what is set to be a very special way to open one of the biggest shows of the year, alongside Liverpool Disco Festival DJs, who will soundtrack the opening night with CHIC at Liverpool Echo Arena.

The LMW Closing Party that has been programmed in association with local blog Getintothis. The Closing Party takes place on 4th November across the Invisible Wind Factory & Northshore Troubadour venues, featuring 4 stages and a supporting programme curated by the Merseyside blog to help celebrate their milestone anniversary year.

Joining headliners Everything Everything, AJ Tracey, Perfume Genius and Zola Jesus, a huge raft of the finest in upcoming talent from the North West has just been added to the bill: Ali Horn / Danye / Deja Vega / FUSS / Godonmyright / Jo Mary / L100 Cypher / Peaness / Pink Kink / Rico Don / RONGORONGO / She Drew The Gun / Shogun / Split / SPQR / Strange Collective / Suedebrown / Tea Street Band / The Bohos / Trudy and the Romance / Veyu / Violet Youth

Elsewhere across the festival, Deep Hedonia & God Unknown present Blanck Mass with Bonnacons of Doom and Dialect footing the bill, whilst Stealing Sheep and Makeness join Jungle.

TVME and AGP will be warming up the room for Childhood, with Positive Vibrations bringing Dub Defender DJ’s to the Dawn Penn show, God Colony, Alec Tronik and Glitterf*ck are all added to the white hot Princess Nokia ticket, and local favourites Loved Ones and Her’s join Gengahr.

As ever, the always popular DIY ‘BREAKING OUT’ series of shows returns this year to the hallowed vaults of Heebie Jeebie’s. Showcasing some of the best rising international talent with the new breed of Liverpool’s musical cream of the crop, a whole host of new names have just been added across the dates (see listings for show splits):

Pizzagirl / Luna / Wildfires / The Fernweh / Spinn / Emilio Pinichi / Sugarmen / Gintis / Disastronauts /  St Jude The Obscure / Mary Miller / Bill Nickson / Colour / Marmalade. / Black Pulp / Shy Billy / Mincemeat / Wild Fruit Art Collective / Queen Zee & The Sasstones / Salt The Snail / Forever In Debt / Dead Houses

Liverpool Music Week was recently crowned Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2016. Incredible value at just £65, full LMW17 Wristbands giving access to all shows, as well as all individual show tickets, are on sale now.

All tickets are available from: www.liverpoolmusicweek.com