Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods, The Dandy Warhols, Young Fathers

& Band of Skulls added to the line-up


Following Monday’s news that The Coral are set to headline the festival on Sunday night, Sound City is proud to announce the first wave of 2016 artists including Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods, The Dandy Warhols, Young Fathers and Band of Skulls.

 Joining Saturdays bill are Liverpool indie-rockers Circa Waves who actually formed after meeting at Sound City 2013.

 Kieran Shudall lead singer with Circa Waves says: Sound City is such an iconic festival and its an honour to be returning as a band and playing to a home crowd right on the Banks of the Mersey. Its going to be a massive show!”  

 Other acts announced today include post-electro-punk agitators Sleaford Mods, 2014 Mercury winners Young Fathers bringing their distinct blend of hip-hop and pop, neo-psychedelic iconoclasts The Dandy Warhols and garage rockers Band of Skulls.

 Said Dave Pichilingi, Sound City CEO: Announcing The Coral as headliner was an incredible moment for us but were equally excited about this first wave of acts. Were committed to delivering an eclectic bill that features the very best the live music scene has to offer, from legendary psyche survivors The Dandy Warhols to new home-grown talent like Circa Waves.

 We also remain passionate about supporting emerging talent and will continue to programme the best and brightest new music from across the globe. We have so much more to reveal in the coming months. Were confident its going to be the best Sound City to date.

 Sound City one of the UKs most vibrant and culturally significant music events takes place on 28 & 29 May 2016 at the Liverpool Waters Bramley-Moore Dock, an historic waterfront location and one of the most unique festival sites in the world.

 With hundreds of bands, performers, happenings and experiences still to be announced, Sound City is an essential fixture on the festival calendar.

 Tickets for Sound City 2016 go on sale 9am Friday 27 November at:


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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