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In the beating heart of Liverpool, a city synonymous with musical heritage and innovation, Sound City 2024 has unveiled its eagerly awaited festival lineup and day splits, promising an unparalleled celebration of music's bright future. As the UK's longest-running showcase festival, Sound City has become a beacon for music discovery, propelling artists like Ed Sheeran and Stormzy into the global spotlight. This year, from May 4th to 5th, the festival is set to continue its legacy, spotlighting essential new artists who are set to shape the musical landscape in the year ahead.

Leading the third wave of announced acts is the legendary Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band, taking the prestigious spot as the Sunday afternoon headliner. Michael Head, with a career spanning decades from The Pale Fountains to Shack, remains a pivotal figure in Liverpool's music scene, known for his heartfelt melodies and poignant storytelling. His performance is set to be a highlight, offering a rare opportunity to witness one of Liverpool's own in the grandeur of the Central Hall.

Joining him is an eclectic mix of artists across various genres, signaling Sound City's commitment to musical diversity. From the post-punk vibes of Home Counties to the indie grooves of Flat Party and the genre-defying sounds of DellaXOZ, the lineup is a testament to the festival's reputation as the home of new music discovery.

For festival-goers, the announcement of day splits offers a glimpse into the planning of their Sound City experience, with a special Weekender Upgrade Ticket available for a limited time to those wishing to dive deeper into the festival's offerings. Tickets for Sound City 2024, including access to the Sound City Forum—a cornerstone event for music industry professionals—are now on sale, with weekend festival tickets starting at just £49.50. This year's forum, running from May 2nd-3rd, promises to be a melting pot of ideas and discussions, shaping the future of the music and entertainment industries.

In addition to its musical programming, Sound City continues to champion gender equality through its partnership with Keychange, aiming for balanced representation across all its events and initiatives. The festival also boasts partnerships with leading industry bodies and sponsors, including the Arts Council England, Wild Thang, HOTS, FACTOR, and The Cavern Club, ensuring a vibrant and diverse festival experience. As Sound City 2024 gears up to transform Liverpool's city centre into a hub of musical innovation and discovery, it's clear that the festival remains at the forefront of showcasing the future stars of music. Whether you're a die-hard music fan, an industry professional, or someone looking to catch the next big thing, Sound City 2024 is the place to be this May. Get your tickets now and be part of the future of music!



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