Liverpool Sound City Festival announces first raft of bands for 2014Liverpool Sound City Festival announces first raft of bands for 2014

Liverpool Sound City is now the largest metropolitan music and arts festival in the UK, playing host to over 360 artists in 25 venues across the city, in addition the festival hosts an internationally renowned conference like no other.

This year Sound City will be looking into the relationships of Music, Football and Style and how these businesses can complement and learn from each other; two of the guest speakers have previously been announced – the Liverpool Sound City Conference which includes interviews and Q&A sessions with John Cale (The Velvet Underground), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth).

All of this takes place alongside a complimentary Arts Exhibition featuring Screen-printed poster exhibitions, film screenings, photography showcases, interactive performance art and more…

LSC organisers are promising an eclectic line-up and today revealed that so far confirmed are:

KODALINE, Super Furry Animals frontman GRUFF RHYS, FUCK BUTTONS and CLEAN BANDIT who yesterday achieved their first UK number one single with ‘Rather Be’.

The full (so-far) confirmed line up can be viewed HERE.

Entry is via wristband; Wristbands are currently £44 inc booking fee but will be increasing to £55 on Monday the 3rd Feb 2014 and can be bought from the Ticket Site.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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