To all artists looking to perform at Liverpool Sound City 2012 free submissions are now open. Sound City are accepting submissions through Sonicbids and if you’re not already a Sonicbids member your application will also come with a two-week free trial Sonicbids membership. This membership allows you to connect to thousands of promoters in your area and/or overseas as well as promote your gigs to across social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Sound City is a free application process that encourages all bands from every corner of the world to apply without paying to play. More information and to apply: http://www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/News-Article?id=64
The Liverpool Sound City Festival showcases the best in new music with over 400 live acts from across the globe and has contributed to the success of artists like Florence & the Machine, Eliza Doolittle and The Wombats, just to name a few. From 17 to 19 May 2012, it will bring together more than 25,000 creative business sector professionals, artists and music and film fans to enjoy today’s best new art and chart its future course.
Liverpool Sound is one of the greatest musical events the city of Liverpool has seen. It has become the most important city centre festival and international music business conference in the North of England for music lovers and industry people alike. Now heading into its 5th year, Liverpool Sound City is 3 days and nights of intensive gigs, music events and parties taking place in over 30 venues across Liverpool City Centre.
All selected bands will get a wristband for the festival, and their manager (or other rep/member of band if they don’t have one) gets a delegate pass to attend the convention.
Previous performers include: Animal Collective, Black Lips, Phil Selway of Radiohead, Miles Kane, Willy Mason, The Kooks, Jamie XX, Cage the Elephant, Casiokids, Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, Enter Shikari, Florence and the Machine, Glasvegas, Hadouken!, Hercules and Love Affair, Iglu and Hartly, Infadels, Juliette and the New Romantiques, King Creosote, Ladyhawke, Laura Marling, Little Boots, Metronomy, Mongrel, Mystery Jets, Pendulum, Post War Years, Pulled Apart By Horses, Reverend and the Makers, Silver Jews, Santogold, We Have Band, White Denim, White Lies, Wild Beasts, You Me At Six. In November, we launched Dubai Sound City and flew over 100 artists into the UAE for the first 3 day festival ever to take place in the region. Highlights included The Doves, Happy Mondays, Ian Brown, The Whip, The Courteeners, Gabrielle Cilmi, Super Furry Animals, Sound of Guns and Wave Machines
Key speakers from the world of music and tech were also present and included: Peter Hook and Kevin Cummins, RjDj’s Michael Breidenbruecker, Next Big Sound’s Alex White and Drowned In Sound’s Sean Adams, Simon Raymonde from Bella Union and Eric Pulido of Midlake. They also hosted some of the best and brightest heads in music tech such as SoundCloud, Last.fm, Radar Maker and Music Hack Day.