Liverpool Sound City 2016 full line up, stage times and all you need to know about the festival

The Coral headline Sound City on Sunday

The Coral headline Sound City on Sunday night

Sound City takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend, Getintothis’ Cath Bore looks ahead to the festival’s highlights.

The three day event kicks off this morning with Sound City+, talks and panels covering major aspects of the music industry. It includes Creation Records founder Alan McGee detailing his Musicians Against Homelessness initiative, and Drowned in Sound investigating how musicians can succeed via the DIY route. Sound City+ explores fan culture as well, with Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike on how the death of an artist like Prince affects our lives.

The main Sound City music event is on Saturday and Sunday. Getintothis will be reporting on the very best new music performances, as well as GIT Award 2016 winner Bill Ryder-Jones, The Coral, Leftfield, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Young Fathers.

  • Read our tips on the Top 10 International acts to see here
  • Read our tips on the Top 10 UK acts to see here
  • Top 10 Baltic Warehouse dance acts to see at this year’s festival here
  • Top 10 Merseyside bands who are playing here
  • More on Sound City+ here
  • Find out about Sound City’s stage times, tribute events and afterparties here
  • See our survival guide for Sound City 2016 here
Sound City 2016 Map

Sound City 2016 Map




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