Sound City 2013 preview – Bastille, Dexys and Noah And The Whale

Posted on 1 May 2013
By Jade-Elizabeth Masters
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Sound City returns to Liverpool tomorrow with headliners Noah and the Whale, Bastille, and Dexys performing over the three day festival and drawing the crowds in.

Chart-toppers Bastille join indie folk outfit Noah and the Whale to kick off the first night of live music, while pop-up venue The Art Academy will play host to Reverend And The Makers as they return to the festival, now in its sixth year.

The first UK festival of the year plays host to 360 artists in 34 locations around Liverpool’s city centre, showcasing the best in new and emerging music, art and film.

A group of some of the best music films and documentaries will be screened back to back, art-house cinema style in the beautiful Grade II listed Epstein Theatre on Hanover Street.

American 80’s inspired indie outfit Darwin Deez and psychedelic rockers Toy feature in Friday’s line-up, whose self-titled debut appeared in many albums of the year polls including Mojo and the NME.

Sound City also hosts an international conference, where attendees are given the opportunity to listen to industry professionals and gain insight into the creative industries.

Delivering this year’s closing keynote on Friday is Andrew Loog Oldham, former PR man for The Beatles and manager of the Rolling Stones.

Quintessential English band Dexys, who released their first album since 1985 One Day I’m Going To Soar last year, will play a show in the city’s Anglican Cathedral, the first time Liverpool Sound City will use this iconic building.

Dexys and Enter Shikari will headline the final night, showing the diversity of music that the festival has to offer.

It’s now the last chance to buy wristbands online before the festival begins tomorrow. For more information visit