The Sound City 2020 lineup is bolstered by English Indie-rock outfit Friendly Fires alongside Liverpool’s finest Louis Berry, SPQR and many more.
Returning to the Baltic Triangle for its third year Sound City 2020 edition will feature an exclusive Friendly Fires headline show. Picture the music festival, which was established in 2008 as a sprawling block party where pop-up bars, clubs and warehouses make way for the hottest new music talent from around the globe.
Joining Pale Waves as co-headliners, FriendIy Fires bring shape-throwing technicolour to this riotous street party of a festival. It is the band’s first UK festival show of 2020, their only show in the North West and their first Liverpool appearance for over a decade.
Imbued with the non-conformist spirit of its home city Liverpool, Sound City is the UK’s leading independent festival and conference for new music discovery. Criss-crossing 16 venues all within a 250metre radius of the main stage in the heart of Liverpool’s booming Baltic Triangle, this is the place where state of the art technology, music, fashion, art and political activism come to work and play.
New additions to Sound City’s diverse bill include; the open-book indie rock of Marika Hackman, West Lothian rock revivalists The Snuts and Liverpool’s lone-ranger of rockabilly pop Louis Berry. Elsewhere Bad Sounds, Spector and S.P.Q.R. provide artful-pop, there’s the noir-indie of JOHN and B.C Camplight, the dirty pop of Leeds quartet Marsicans, and the towering electro of Monarchy, alongside Mersey breakout bands Monks and SPINN.
The latest line-up additions join co-headliners the goth-pop champions Pale Waves, and a wealth of talent already on the bill, including The Blinders, Tim Burgess, The Lathums, Stealing Sheep, The Mysterines, Jamie Webster and The Lottery Winners. The complete line-up is listed below.
FRIENDLY FIRES – PALE WAVES
MARIKA HACKMAN – THE BLINDERS – TIM BURGESS – LOUIS BERRY
THE SNUTS – BAD SOUNDS – THE LATHUMS – SPINN – STEALING SHEEP – THE MYSTERINES – SPECTOR – JAMIE WEBSTER
THE LOTTERY WINNERS – MARSICANS – MONARCHY – MONKS – JOHN – S.P.Q.R – B.C CAMPLIGHT
WORKING MENS CLUB + FICKLE FRIENDS (SOUND CITY + / VIP TICKETS ONLY)
ABBIE OZARD – AL MOSES – ALFIE NEALE – ALLEYWAYS – ANDREW CUSHIN – ASK ELLIOT – BAMILY – BEAUTY SCHOOL – BERRIES – BESSIE TURNER – BLAME YOUR GENES – BLURRY FUTURE – BRONNIE – BUZZARD BUZZARD BUZZARD – CATHOLIC ACTION – CERYS ELESS – C’EST KARMA – CHINATOWN SLALOM – CHUPA CABRA – COLUMBIA – COURTING – DADDY – DIVING STATION – DOG IN THE SNOW – DOLLIE DEMI – DYLAN – EKKAH – ELENI DRAKE – ELM – EYRE LLEW – FALSE ADVERTISING – FALSE HEADS – FAR CASPIAN – FEVA – FEVER – FULL COLOUR – GEISTE – GEORGIA MEEK – GRACE LIGHTMAN – HAN – HAVELOCK – HER TITLED MOONS – INCARNATE – IZZY AND THE BLACK TREE – JASON POLLUX – JUNE COCO – KARPOV NOT KASPAROV – KIDSMOKE – LAU.RA – LAZY DAY – LEWIS ROSS-ROBSON – LIZZIE ROSS – L’NEE GOLAY – LOLA – LYDIAH HIGHAM – MAMATUNG – MEALTIME – MEIMUNA – MID CITY – MOAN – MOLLY GREEN – MR BEN & THE BENS – NIKKI & THE WAVES – NINA COBHAM – NOISY – ON VIDEO – PARA FACTION – PARIS LOVE-CHILD – PARIS YOUTH FOUNDATION – PEANESS – PODGE – POLAR STATES – SAD BOYS CLUB – SAM CALVER – SEAZOO – SHAMBOLICS – SHAODOW – SHISHI – SILVERBACKS – SOCIAL CONTRACT – SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS – STANLEYS – SYLVIE – TALKBOY – THAT’S JUVEY? – THE HARRA – THE JACKOBINS – THE LETRASETS – THE NEW COAST – THE NINETEENS – THE POST ROMANTICS – THE RACKET – THE SWAY – THOMAS HEADON – TILLY LOUISE – TOMIKE – VALVE – VITAL – WARGASM – WEEZY JEFFERSON – YNYS
Sound City is the UK’s lead festival for the PRS KeyChange campaign, in 2019 the line-up exceeded their goal if a 50/50 gender split, with female and mixed groups representing 59% of the Sound City line-up. The conference Sound City+, hosted at the British Music Experience on Friday 1st May, will also meet the KeyChange target of an equal gender split. Details of the conference line-up and KeyChange 2020 artists on the Sound City line up will be announced soon.
Weekend tickets are on sale now with single-day tickets on-sale this Friday 31st January. Tickets on sale here.