Liverpool Sound City have announced the first wave of artists for the Sound City 2014 Festival. Earlier this month Liverpool Sound City revealed that legendary Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore will be appearing as keynote speakers for the LSC conference and CEO David Pichilingi is understandably delighted to be taking the festival to the next level. “It’s shaping up to be the best Sound City to date We have always strived to bring the best to Liverpool and we have definitely delivered this year on both the live and conference side.” More speakers and live acts will be revealed next month. From The VPME’s point of view we are delighted to see the inclusion of artists we’ve been tipping for some time such as Wolf Alice (the most blogged act in the UK last year according to Hype Machine) and Lola Colt as well as Girls Names who featured in our album of the year list and Marika Hackman who won the recent Blog Sound of 2014 organised by ourselves and Breaking More Waves.
Three-day festival only wristbands are currently available on the website at the early bird price of £44 until Monday 3 February:. The first wave are : Kodaline, Fuck Buttons, Clean Bandit, Gruff Rhys, Circa Waves, Wolf Alice, Darlia, Jungle, Courtney Barnett, BIG UPS, Girls Names, LOOM, Thumpers, Marika Hackman, We Were Evergreen, Fair Ohs, We the Wild, The Minutes, Sons and Lovers, TRAAMS, Lola Colt, LSA, Dolomite Minor and Blaenavon.