Liverpool Sound City 2018 preview, stage times, venue guide and guide to the festival


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Ahead of the much anticipated Sound City 2018 Getintothis’ Matthew Wood provides the ultimate guide for your perusal.

At the forefront of minds, tips of tongues and at the heart of the Baltic Triangle; Sound City 2018 is here!

Aside from the obvious, guaranteed festival highlights, with B-Town heart throbs Peace set to drench us with their latest record, Kindness is The New Rock & Roll and swaggering Aussie trio, DMA’S to bring Saturday to a close at Camp & Furnace, we’ve dug a little deeper to reveal some true gems at the heart of our city that will make the festival’s return extra special.

Gig & Graphics

No festival is complete without an assemblage of international artists getting their heads together and inspiring the masses. Gigs & Graphics is a collaboration between Northern Lights (Number 17 on the map below), a creative hub for artists and designers, Sound City and Toucan Tango, a duo of print-makers, plus a furry friend specialising in gig posters and innovative methods of producing organic materials.

Thursday May 3 will see industry professionals lead workshops and discussion on the relationship of music and art and their collaborative work will then be exhibited for festival goers and the public throughout the weekend from 12:00-22:00 Saturday and Sunday.

For those of you looking to create connections in the industry and add some fuel to your creative fire, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity.



IDLES – Constellations Saturday 23:00-00:00

Sunday’s line up at Constellations may have to relocate after Saturday’s headliner, IDLES tear up the place.

Known for their brutally punishing barrage of punk, front-man Joe Talbot breathing politically-charged fire astride his fellow Bristol quartet.

Expect a riotous frenzy of blood, sweat and beers as they showcase anthems from their debut record, BRUTALISM.

Liverpool Sound City 2018 venue guide 

Blind Monk Trio – Tap & Still Sunday 16:30-18:30

Sandwiched between indulgent sets from Anti Social Jazz Club, Blind Monk Trio will dominate the Tap & Still stage throughout Sunday.

Featuring Liverpool tenor saxophonist, Bob Whittaker, Hugo Harrison on double bass and Johnny Hunter on drums, the technically gifted trio bring a new perspective to classic, chord-orientated jazz compositions, producing both re-workings of classics as well as their own, original material.

Zandari Festa 

Sound City’s relationship with Asian music grows stronger every year and this year will see South Korea’s biggest showcase for indie talent assume residence at the Constellations Garden before the Tim Peaks Diner takeover in the evening.

King Khan

King Khan

After Parties

Of course, there’s only one after party that you should be looking towards come Sunday evening when the promise of a lie in and the umpteenth pint hit home, our Getintothis After Party at Hangar 34 will host King Khan & The Shrines among other Getintothis favourites.

But if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, Wirral-born 80’s electronic DJ, Greg Wilson will present his Credit To Edit compilation alongside fellow DJ’s Peza and Derek Kaye and the epitome of a creative mind that fires on all cylinders, Tristan Brady-Jacobs.

Now for the full line up!



Baltic Triangle map- for your navigational purposes 

Sound City 2018 venue guide

Get to grips with the whopping great schedule here and you can print your Clashfinder companion for the weekend here.




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