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Sound City Announces 2021 Festival Dates and First Acts

Sound City Festival have set their 2021 dates for April 30th – May 2nd, with the first phase of artists set to inspire a promising comeback event.

After the devastating cancellation of Sound City Festival 2020, alongside the abundance of tormenting cancellations that have ensued from this global pandemic, the festivals management team have decided to make next year’s jamboree a celebration of the inspiring music that has been released within this chaotic year.

This cancellation, like many others, was seen coming of course. But that didn’t make it any less heartbreaking for the music lovers of Liverpool whom were fantsizing about breaking free from lockdown, eager for a sunny celebration through the Baltic Triangle. It was hard to take the initial cancellations of various events around the city, but this one was the nail in the coffin of Liverpool’s 2020 summer experience. On the 29th of July Sound City made their cancellation announcement:

“We have been faced with many challenges over these strange times and have been working hard to find a way for Sound City to go ahead this September. This is one of the most difficult decisions we have ever had to make and we are heartbroken to have to make it. However, with all factors taken into account we would not be able to deliver Sound City to the level that you, our amazing fans, deserve. We believe it is for the best that we move Sound City to next year where we can work to give everyone an unforgettable festival experience with the very best emerging music.”

The time for that unforgettable festival experience has now been decided and will commence on the 30th of April 2021. With the announcement of the first lot of acts promising us artists such as Jamie Webster, Red Rum Club and Rejjie Snow, we are sure to be enthralled by the next installment of one of Liverpool’s most iconic music events. With a large portion of these artist’s already having new material that they will be itching to perform, following the circumstances of 2020, next year’s Sound City Festival will truly be an iconic turning point in Liverpool’s history with the COVID-19 pandemic – a demonstration of the live industry’s resilience in keeping Liverpool’s music culture alive. 

With more acts to be announced within the coming months, we at Liverpool Noise are excited to find out whom else will be championed as the figureheads of victory in Liverpool’s skirmish with this invisible enemy. 

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Harry Breen


Founder and Editor, Clare Deane, shares her passion for all the amazing things happening in Liverpool. With a love of the local Liverpool music scene, dining out a couple of times a week and immersing herself in to all things arts and culture she's in a pretty good place to create some Liverpool Noise.

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