Liverpool Sound City 2016: The Preview

Liverpool’s most respected and most anticipated festival for 2016 is back! With only days until the notorious Sound City opens their gates to the people of the UK and residents of Liverpool, we thought we’d give you some info about the Festival, what to expect and who to check out while there!

Since its first event, the two day festival Liverpool Sound City, has grown into one of the most important and well-respected cultural events in the UK. Known as the ‘first music festival of the year’, Sound City sets the standard for all music festivals to follow by bringing you the very best breakthrough acts and major names before anyone else.”

For this year’s festival, Sound City will once again be returning to the festival site Bramley Moore Docks, Regent Road, Liverpool. This picturesque and historic slice of Liverpool helps capture the cultural side of the festival with Music and Arts flowing throughout the city.



Becoming known as one of the break-out new talents of this year so far, West London based singer/songwriter/producer and video editor, Shura is updating Pop and R&B music by incorporating her own hints of indie vibes through her own style. With her dreamy tune, Touch, Shura has left a pretty sweet impression on the music world with over 10 million plays collectively on Spotify, I feel like that is a good enough excuse to check her out.

Playing Sunday 29th May on THE ATLANTIC STAGE at 18:30-19:15

Palma Violets

Borrowing equally and freely from garage rock, psych and punk influences, Palma Violets are a four piece indie band hailing from London, UK. Their first single Best of Friends was voted NME’s song of the year in 2012 which it rightfully deserved. Signed to Rough Trade Records, the band managed to bag a spot on the 2013 NME Awards Tour with acts such as Django Django, Peace and Miles Kane. Since the appearance they have been spot lighted and heavily covered in NME, which has helped contribute to their rise in Indie music.

Playing Saturday 28th May on THE ATLANTIC STAGE at 18:30-19:15


The Night Café

Local Liverpool boys, The Night Café present synth soaked guitars and zesty vocals throughout their music, similar to Birmingham boys JAWS but with sweeter harmonies, they successfully project feel good vibes to anyone who listens. Having previously played local Liverpool venues and have a support slot with Sundara Karma on 2nd June, the indie four-piece are just starting off on a positive road with their careers.

Playing Sunday 29th May at THE NORTH STAGE at 13:15-13:45

The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols are an alternative psychedelic band with a lot of success under their belt. Formed in Portland, Oregon 1994 the band have created hits such as Bohemian Like Me and grasped many awards for their music. “Initially, the band invented comparisons to The Velvet Underground and Ride, but their cool knack for melody have provided America with the answer to brit-pop.”

Playing Sunday 29th May on THE ATLANTIC STAGE at 19:45-20:30

Neon Waltz

Formed in the remote town of Caithness in 2013, Scotland’s very own 6 piece indie band, Neon Waltz bare 60’s influences through their sound with synth loaded guitars and perfectly fitting indie vocals. Listed at ones of NME’s ‘New Bands of 2015’ with their song Bare Wood Aisle, Neon Waltz are underrated and definitely have a chance to rise further up the ladder of success.

Playing Sunday 29th May on THE ATLANTIC STAGE at 17:15-18:30


Festival location:

Liverpool Waters
Bramley-Moore Dock
Regent Road
L3 0AP