Liverpool Sound City 2017 announces The Cribs, VANT, Declan McKenna and much more for May extravaganza

The Cribs

The Cribs play Sound City 2017 (image: artist’s Facebook)

As Sound City unleash the latest set of acts for this years celebrations, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald is here to bring all the details.

Today Sound City have announced the latest set of acts for their tenth anniversary celebrations, set to take place across Clarence Dock this May.

Yorkshire upstarts The Cribs make a welcomed return to the docklands with a one off performance of their acclaimed third album Men’s Needs, Woman’s Needs, Whatever, having played to a capacity crowd a couple of years ago this is bound to prove a popular addition for many.

Rock darlings VANT make the journey up north to join the party, fresh from releasing their debut long player Dumb Blood, as do fellow Southern noise merchants The Amazons, with both set to cause waves of excitement down the Mersey front.

With his debut album set to drop around the same time, the youthful troubadour Declan McKenna will be sure to have plenty awaiting his arrival as he takes to the stage over the weekend.

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Having made Liverpool Sound City his second home, Tim Burgess returns for an In Conversation event at the his ever popular Tim Peaks Dinner with John Cale dropping in for a chat, while live sets will see Gulp, Nev Cottee, The G-O-D, The Rhythm Method plus Tom “Mouse” Smith all play over the event.

Reports suggest there will be very special guests, previous Tim Peaks guests have included Pete Doherty, Edwyn Collins, Suzanne Vega and a certain Tim Burgees himself.

Reflecting on the announcement,  The Charlatans man said: “It’s our third year at Liverpool Sound City with Tim Peaks – as ever we’ve got some great bands and those In Conversations look pretty good. Got a feeling you might like the special guests too”

Having won Best Festival for Emerging Talent at last year’s UK Festival Awards, this latest wave of announcements sees Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five, Queen Zee & The Sasstones, Shrinking Minds, Oranj Son and Ali Horn all take part while Fur Tom Dunne, Ae Mak, Crimsons and Chay Snowden will also be on offer across the weekend.

Tim Burgess in conversation with Peter Guy

Tim Burgess in conversation with Peter Guy

The infamous Korean showcase will welcome sets from Ssin Ssing, Wasted Johnny’s, Diealright and Swimmers while China’s biggest record label Modern Sky make their inaugural apperance with sets from Catholic Action, PIXEY, FUSS, Violet Youth, Cotillon and Re-TROS.

With special collaborations also planned together with Brazilica Fesitval and Fiesta Bombarda, this latest set of announcements continues to ensure that Sound City‘s tenth year may well prove their best yet.

Tim Peaks Diner Sound City 2017

Tim Peaks Diner Sound City 2017


Liverpool Sound City 2017

Liverpool Sound City 2017