THE Cribs, Peace, Everything Everything, Fat White Family and Swans are among the second wave of acts announced by Liverpool Sound City today.
They join headliners Flaming Lips, The Vaccines and Belle and Sebastian at the Spring Bank Holiday weekender which, this year, is being held out of town at the semi derelict Bramley Moor Dock in the north end.
Meanwhile, festival landscape" designers STAX Creations have been hired to transform the dock, owned by the Peel Group, into "an amazing post apocalyptic environment".
Other acts announced today include George The Poet, Spector, Iceage, Stormzy, Bill Ryder-Jones, The Bohicas, Honeyblood, Aquilo, The Sundowners and Liverpool’s Tea Street Band.
Dave Pichiling, Liverpool Sound City head honcho, said: "You would literally pay three times the price of our tickets to see half the bill we have put together and we haven’t finished yet – we’ve still got a surprise or two up our sleeve.
He added: "Our new model and approach will redefine the approach to metropolitan festivals and make us the brand to be imitated.”
Jeremy Pritchard, Everything Everything bassist said: “Liverpool has such a sense and conspicuous love of live music so we always feel at home there, we always have a good time and a great party.
“In the early days of Everything Everything we always seemed to end up roaring drunk, sleeping on someone's floor on Smithdown Road... It will be particularly cool to play at the new location on the docks, that kind of post- industrial landscape is always inspiring.”
Liverpool John Moores University has been named the official Cultural Educational Partner of Sound City. STAX has enlisted students from its Spatial Design Programme.
Organisers say: "This is a hugely innovative strategic partnership and forms part of Sound City’s commitment to offering students real life working experience within the festival and conference offer."
Sound City music festival runs between 22-24 May. Sound City conference takes place on 21- 22 May at the Titanic Hotel.
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