Liverpool Sound City festival

Liverpool Sound City is giving emerging talent the chance to perform at the festival as well as the chance to open Jools Holland’s Manchester show Last year, it saw 41,500 music fans flock to venues all over the city to watch over 360 artists in just three days, whilst 3,500 delegates attended its leading music, media and technology conference. For 2014, the seventh edition of Liverpool Sound City – taking place May 1-3 – is set to be bigger, better and even more unmissable. Sound City uniquely combines an internationally renowned music festival, which celebrates new talent alongside the biggest names in the British music scene, with the UK’s leading industry conference – all in the world’s most legendary music city. In 2013, the eclectic line-up included the likes of Noah and the Whale, AlunaGeorge, The Walkmen, Enter Shikari and hundreds more, whilst the conference hosted key speakers like Dan Smith from Bastille, Michael Murphy from The Wombats, Manager of the Rolling Stones Andrew Loog Oldham and Simon Moran, founder and CEO of SJM Concerts. What makes Sound City stand out from other festivals is its focus on new and emerging and talent. Sound City 2013 saw over 300 emerging bands and artists taking to the stage during the festival – following an open application process and this year they they’re looking to offer even more up and coming artists the chance to play. Not only will those who apply be in with the chance of performing at one of the UK’s leading festivals, alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry; this year Sound City are giving those who apply the opportunity to win the chance to ‘open’ Jools Holland’s show in Manchester on December 7. Alex Simmonds, Marketing and Ticketing Manager, said: “We’re extremely excited to be planning for Liverpool Sound City 2014 and we’re definitely expecting big things. “Last year, there was fantastic response to our open band application process and we’re sure it will be even better this year. We’re looking for a very high level of talent and performance ability, we want something groundbreaking – basically, bands who could be the next big thing.” Applications are invited from all over the world (performers from over 18 countries took part in the festival in 2013) and from all music genres. Applications will close on the 31st January 2014. For full details on Liverpool Sound City and to apply to perform in 2014, visit

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