Renowned as a leader in new music discovery, Sound City continues its incredible history with the first details of its hotly anticipated 2024 return. Nestled in the heart of Liverpool – one of the world’s most influential music capitals – Sound City returns to its core multi-venue roots between the 4th-5th May 2024.
Sound City: the dynamic music festival that first graced Liverpool’s streets in 2008 swiftly became a pivotal event for music enthusiasts worldwide. Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, The xx, Alt-J, Courtney Barnett, The Wombats, Royal Blood and Catfish & The Bottlemen to name but a few have passed through Sound City on their way to global stardom. Always looking to celebrate the vital fresh new artists paving their own destinies, Sound City is the spotlight that’s always shining on the sounds defining the year ahead. The UK’s longest consecutively-running showcase festival, Sound City’s reputation as the kickstart of the summer festival season ensures it’s a must for all music fans, offering a first look at your next favourite artist.
Continuing its uncanny knack for spotlighting emerging talent and shaping the future of music, 2024’s first batch of names announced points to that and more – including festival headliners Caity Baser and The Snuts.
Caity Baser, at just 21 years old, has swiftly risen to prominence as one of the UK’s most exciting pop artists. Her magnetic stage presence, combined with her honest, no-filter Gen Z anthems, has garnered her a devoted fanbase – commanding audiences across the globe and emerging as the next pop sensation ready to truly take over. With latest track ‘Leave Me Alone’, and the dance-pop summer anthem ‘Dance Around It’ pointing to what comes next, Caity Baser at Sound City 2024 promises to be the coronation of future pop royalty as a household name touches down on the streets of Liverpool for a true headline moment. Also ready to seize their headline step is Scottish indie-blazers The Snuts. Becoming a cult favourite thanks to their electrifying live shows and singalong hooks, their debut album ‘W.L.’ soared straight to the top of the UK Album Charts – establishing them as one of indie-rock’s great breakthrough success stories. With a desire to constantly push against genre and expectation, their second album ‘Follow The Empire’ was a bold follow-up full of overflowing ambition – marking The Snuts out as a band carving their own history right in front of the world’s eyes. With their next glorious step already marking out, The Snuts return to Sound City to headline in style for an explosive party from a band embracing the big leagues.
Speaking about headlining Sound City 2024, Caity Baser said:
“I’ve heard that whenever you play a show in Liverpool, the crowd is nuts – so I’m excited to find out if it’s true! It’s a city that means so much to me with the amount of good music that has come from it, so I literally couldn’t be more excited to headline Sound City Liverpool. Headlining – little old me – who would have thought huh!? Watch out Liverpool I’m coming for ya!! xx”
Speaking about Sound City 2024, Managing Director Becky Ayres said:
“We’re well proud to reveal the first details and names for Sound City 2024. Seeing everyone rush around the city to catch a glimpse of incredible new artists has always given us a buzz, and there is no other place in the world better than Liverpool to do this in. It’s this which has inspired our plans for 2024 and beyond. With artists including Caity Baser, The Snuts, Brooke Combe and flowerovlove announced today – they represent some of the most exciting names in music ready to define the next few years in their own unique way. With an incredible Conference programme to be revealed and even more names to be announced over the coming months – we’re dead excited to welcome the world to venues across Liverpool City Centre next May. We’ll see you down the front!”
CAITY BASER | THE SNUTS
ANTONY SZMIEREK | BROOKE COMBE | FLOWEROVLOVE | CORELLA
SEB LOWE | CAMERON HAYES | VENUS GRRRLS | BALANCING ACT |
LALA HAYDEN | G!RLBAND | BANDIT | KEYSIDE | MEGAN WYN |
FOOD HOUSE | M60 | FORGETTING THE FUTURE | WOO |
THE DREAM MACHINE | VIJI
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Sound City 2024 takes place between 4th-5th May 2024
The Conference arm of Sound City takes place on Friday 3rd May 2024
With more details to be announced soon.
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