Liverpool Sound Festival!

· Liverpool Sound City

This summer grab your shades and great group of festive friends and join the ‘Best metropolitan festival’ ultimate annual Liverpool based festival at the historic Liverpool Waters Bramley, Moore Dock (Liverpool’s docklands) on May 28th – May 29th. 

In true scouse spirit the event which has originated back in 2008, brings you international acts performing various genres of music to satisfy everybody’s desires. In previous years, over 400 different acts have performed on Liverpool Sound Festival’s very own stage, from all over the world, blasting their beats to approximately 25,000 people!This year’s sponsors consist of, MailChimp, Heineken, Red Bull, The Cavern Liverpool (The Most Famous Club in the World), Jack Daniels- Jack Rocks, Mountain Dew and the new delivery business, Deliveroo. That’s your food and drink sorted!

Line up

This year’s line-up is a huge on but a… fab one featuring, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Coral, Leftfield, Circa Waves, Peter Doherty, Sleaford Mods, The Dandy Warhols, Floating Points, Motor Drum Ensemble, Young Fathers, Band of Skulls, John Talabot, Gerd Janson, Palma Violets, Shura, Ame, Henrik Schwarz, DJ Koze, Levelz, Greg Wilson, Neon Waltz, Georgia, Dilly Dally, The Big Moon, Roman Flugel, Mano Le Tough, Novelist, Kagoule, Holy Esque, Inheaven, Bill Ryder-Jones, Viola Beach, C Duncan, Mez, Derek Kaye, Jemmy, Makes No Sense, Seramic, Postaal, Shrinking Minds, Cavalry, The Night Café, Sugarmen, Little Triggers, Xamvolo, Blue Saint, Judas, Horsebeach, False Advertising, Johnny Sands, Trudy, Sky Valley Mistress, Deadbear, She Drew the Gun, Cabbage, Hot Vestry, The Pheromoans, Tear, Beds in Park, Bear Growls, Bowie Disco, Riding the Low, Blueprint Blue, Documenta, Yucatan, The Tinun’s, Barbagallo, Kyko, The Anchoress, Temenik Electric, Blick Bassy, 1Eye, Colonel Mustard & The Dyjon 5, Youth Hostel, Irene & The Disappointments, Feral Love, Pink Kink, Red Rum Club, Weekend Wars, Storme, Bridges, Barron, Atlas Wynd, Somerville, Foxtrott, La Foster, Wake Island, Patients, Dead Buttons, 57, Laybrick, DTSQ, We’re No Heroes, Castles, Fleur de Lys, Connah Evans, Leyya, White Miles, Mieux, Koala Voice, The Spook School, Las Aves, Gallery Circus, Lock, Ropoporose, Pit Ponies, The Lottery Winners, Oh, The Guilt, The Bulletproof Bomb, The Stamp, The Left Backs, Boo Seeka, Eden Royals, Norma Jean Martine, Crows, Miserable Faith, We Are The Night, Tom Low, I Set The Sea On Fire, Fizzy Blood, O Captain, Julia Jacklin, Violet Skies, Ingrid Lukas, The G.O.D and pumping DJ set’s - 2ManyDJS, Mount Kimble and Hot Chip! Phew, now that’s alot!

Food & Drink

Tease your taste buds this May with a variety of cuisines from around the world! Hot dog lovers will have the pleasure of American delacies including, American Pizza Slice, Diamond Dogs, Salt Dog Slims and Meet Frank! Otherwise, there is also the option of Thai from the scrumptious Chaophraya & Palm Sugar Lounge or for your extra carnivore admirers there is Indian Delights, Greek Street Food or pork speciality plates from Baoxen and Slims Pork Chop Express and divine macaroni cheese pasta from Mac Shack.I’m personally going to tuck in to a supreme skewer or juicy burger at the mobile catering business, Gourmet Grill! For those sweet tooth lovers, you can entice yourself with Crepes temptation…mmm! Ma ke sure you wash it all down with an ice cold beverage… whilst you sizzle away in the sun and top up your tan!

Accommodation & Travel

There are many posh fancy hotels for you to rest up in after all the madness! One hotel I really recommend is the newly built, Titanic Hotel… built in the heart of Liverpool! Other selections nearby include, Jurys Inn, Malmaison, Aloft, Staybridge Suites, Aldephi Hotel or for a cheaper option there is… Hatters Hostel. To commute to the festival, you can pop on to the train and stop off at Liverpool Lime station, or book your ticket on the national express coach service for discounted travel tickets, dependent on where you are coming from.


Buy your tickets now whilst there are still a few still available as the event is only a month away! A single day ticket comes at an amazing price of over £40...check them out here! For those on a budget, then why not become an ambassador? This is a lucky chance to obtain free tickets to the event by selling tickets to others! For this offer, sign up on their website and read the guidelines on their website to ‘how to make a sale’. Otherwise, take up the golden opportunity of being a volunteer at the great Liverpool festival! You can enhance your CV with experience of networking with people… especially artists for those music fanatics out there, and improve your communication skills! The more experience the better! For more information, visit: http://www.liverpoolsoundcity. or keep up to date with their own Facebook page.


By Stephanie Smith