Sound City

Sound City 2021 moves to October

Rejjie Snow, The Lathums, Lanterns On The Lake, and Abbie Ozard among first wave of acts.

Liverpool, 26th February 2021 The organisers of Sound City have made the decision to move the 2021 edition of Liverpool’s famous showcase festival and conference to October 1 – 3.

Tickets are now on sale for the celebratory weekend at, with all previously purchased tickets being valid for these new dates.

The date move comes following the UK Government’s roadmap out of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, with June 21 having been set as the earliest possible date when all legal limits on social contact will be removed.

The first wave of artists to play Sound City 2021 has also been announced. They are: Rejjie Snow, Red Rum Club, The Snuts, The Lathums, The Mysterines, The Murder Capital, Lanterns On The Lake, Abbie Ozard, Brooke Combe, Hello Delaware, Miss Tati and Isabel Neib.

A third headliner and many more acts will be added to the bill in the coming months.

Continuing a long-standing relationship, Sound City is once again the UK’s lead festival partner for Keychange, the global movement focused on the restructuring of the music industry to achieve gender equality.   A focus that will be shown across the full Sound City lineup with many more names to be revealed in the months ahead and through a range of initiatives, panels and more.

Sound City is committed to championing gender equality across all of its musical projects including Sound City Korea, Ipswich and new streaming platform Guesthouse.

Sound City MD Becky Ayres said: “I can’t believe that it’s been nearly two years since the last time we came together at Sound City, and the anticipation to get back to showcasing the best in new music has never been greater. Enjoying amazing new artists in incredible venues is what makes Sound City great, and we’re excited to bring together genre-pushing favourites, thrilling live bands and must-see moments this October. With many more names to be announced, including a special third headliner, finally welcoming everyone back to Sound City is going to be a very special moment. We can’t wait.”

Sound City 2021 was originally set for April 30 – May 2 upon the cancellation of last year’s event owing to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Determined not to leave music fans and artists deserted last year, the Sound City team developed and launched Guest House – a live-streaming platform with weekly programming. Designed to help artists who have had to cancel live shows as a result of the pandemic, it offers fans the opportunity to financially support their favourite acts through donations.

One of the first solutions of its kind, Guest House has since evolved far beyond the context of lockdown, becoming a permanent fixture in the Sound City stable.

The inaugural Stay At Home Festival in May saw live-streamed performances from Friendly Fires, The Wombats, She Drew The Gun, Ian Skelly and more.

Since then, the platform has hosted album launch parties for The Streets, Dermot Kennedy, The Lathums, and The Blinders.  It also celebrated the end of the 2019/2020 Premier League season with a BOSS End of Season party in partnership with Levi’s, featuring sets from Timo Tierney, Mason Owens, Ben Burke, Kieran Molyneux and Jamie Webster.

Client-based programming has included other special shows for AWAL, SAMA, The Rattle, Keychange, BIMM, Island Records and SB Mgmt.

Editor’s Notes

Liverpool Sound City 2021 takes place between October 1st-3rd 2021


All tickets purchased for the May 2021 dates are valid the new October dates, for full details head to:

General Sale Ticket Prices are priced at:

Weekend (3 Day Tickets): £59.50

VIP (3 Day Tickets): £75

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