The blue touch paper has been lit for the party of the decade – the 10th anniversary of the award-winning Sound City – the UK’s largest city based festival.
Having already announced a move to the larger Clarence Dock for 2017, Sound City has also revealed that it will host four days of festivities to mark its special birthday.
The festival launches on Thursday 25th May with a celebration of the English avant-garde featuring a trio of some of the most influential bands of the modern era – The Human League, Art of Noise and A Certain Ratio.
Global music legend John Cale takes the stage on Friday with the only European performance of The Velvet Underground & Nico. Initially announced as a stand alone show this 50th celebration of one of the most important albums of all time has now been brought into Sound City and a limited number of additional tickets have been released. With a host of live collaborators still to be announced the show is surely going to be one of the most culturally significant happenings of the year.
Nu-disco doyens Metronomy top Saturday’s bill. Following last year’s hugely successful Summer 08 the quartet will be treating Sound Citizens to a genre-busting electronica set. Also featured on Saturday’s impressive line-up are lo-fi rockers The Kills, nu-punk upstarts Slaves, art-pop provocateur Peaches, alt rock prodigies The Hunna, Libertines front man Carl Barat & The Jackals, feted electro-rock five piece Pumarosa, Fickle Friends and many more.
Indie rockers The Kooks are the perfect finale for this momentous weekend. In support are post-punk trio White Lies, American indie-innovators Local Natives, dance-punk agitators !!! (Chk Chk Chk), newly reformed Milburn, dreamy psych-popsters She Drew The Gun, anarcho-rockers Cabbage, The Sherlocks, Liverpool’s very own psychedelic adventurers The Vryll Society and a host of other diverse and exciting acts.
Tickets for Sound City 2017 go on sale at 9am on Friday 27th January
Ticket prices exc booking fee below:
Human League Show – £45
Velvet Underground Show – £50
Sound City Saturday – £35 per day
Sound City Sunday – £35 per day
Weekend Tickets – £65 (Saturday and Sunday)
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