With some 400 bands and artists performing across 30 different venues and some 25,000 people expected to attend it’s fair to say that Liverpool city centre will be a hive of music activity over the next four days.
Kicking off tomorrow night, Liverpool Sound City has the biggest bands and the smallest ones too who will all be showcasing their talents in venues as small as Mello Mello on Slater Street to the O2 Academy (formerly the Carling Academy) on Hotham Street (off London Road). Some ticket only gigs have sold out but there’s plenty of pay on the door acts and there are some festival passes still available.
There’s plenty of other proceedings going on connected to the festival including a unique event called The Trial where the music industry is literally put on trial at the old courthouse in St George’s Hall.
There’s also the long anticipated premiere of the film Awaydays, set in Liverpool and based on the highly acclaimed novel by Kevin Sampson. See the trailer below.
The O2 plays host to two of the biggest acts on the festival’s bill, indie chart toppers White Lies and the wonderful electronica princess Little Boots both of whom I interviewed a few weeks ago ahead of the festival. Click here and here to read what they had to say.
I’m hoping to interview a few more acts and take in some of the fantastic music available over the next four days so keep checking the blog. And I’d urge you all to get out and about and enjoy the live music that’s available across the city.