While the live music sector remains on an enforced hiatus, Sound City have announced an expanded, three-day format for this year’s rescheduled festival and conference.
With Friendly Fires headlining on Friday 25th September, Pale Waves on Saturday 26th and Red Rum Club on Sunday 27th, the festival will launch on Thursday 24th September with a party at District headlined by Fickle Friends.
The Sound City + conference will now include a revised programme of events across all three days, as the industry addresses the challenges arising from the COVID-19 lockdown. SC+ and VIP ticket holders will be able to catch an exclusive show from Working Men’s Club at the Cavern on Friday night.
Conference details and further artists to follow later this summer.
The current confirmed line-up will feature:
FRIDAY 25th SEPTEMBER – FRIENDLY FIRES, Louis Berry, Dream Wife, Bad Sounds, Working Men’s Club, Monarchy, The Lottery, Paris Youth Foundation, Stanleys…
SATURDAY 26th SEPTEMBER – PALE WAVES,The Blinders, Tim Burgess, BC Camplight, The Mysterines, Stealing Sheep, Spinn, Monks, Courting, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
SUNDAY 27th SEPTEMBER – RED RUM CLUB,Marika Hackman, Jamie Webster, The Lathums, The Snuts, Spector, Marsicans, Sophie & The Giants, Satyr Play, The Sway, Mamatung
More artists to be announced. Existing tickets are all valid for the new event, and further tickets can be bought online now at soundcity.uk.com
While live music fans wait for the lockdown to lift, Sound City has launched an innovative live streaming service Guest House, broadcasting live shows every Thursday from 7pm as well as delivering other content direct from artists to fans. Guest House is a subscription streaming service featuring many of the festival artists live from their homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. Guest House is the only service directing subscription and donation revenue directly to artists whose performance income has been cut off by the shutdown of the live music sector across the world.
Sound City are also offering help and advice during this time to everyone who needs it through their online ‘Advice Line’. Please check out the Adviceline guide: https://www.soundcity.uk.com/info/adviceline
For those who need help with understanding marketing and how to move online, or help with funding and understanding where to start or make an application, drop Sound City an email directly at email@example.com and they will see what they can do to help #WeareInThisTogether