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Liverpool Sound City 2012 returns, with headlining performance by BBC Sound of 2012 winner Michael Kiwanuka

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Liverpool Sound City returns for three days and nights from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th May, 2012 and will be held across multiple venues in Liverpool’s cultural quarter.

The annual event has helped to launch the careers of the likes of Delphic, Black Lips, Crystal Castles, Everything Everything and Metronomy and includes an unsigned festival, featuring performances from more than 400 new artists and bands from all over the world. The festival also gives smaller, independent labels the opportunity to showcase some of their biggest names and rising stars.

Confirmed acts to date include: Professor Green, White Denim, Death In Vegas, Michael Kiwanuka, Mystery Jets, Alkaline Trio, Slow Club, Ghostpoet, ∆ (ALT-J), Niki & The Dove, Willy Mason, The Jezabels, TOY, Forest Swords, Charlie XCX, Yukon Blonde, The History of Apple Pie, Bear In Heaven, Folks, The Computers, Still Flyin’, Bleached, Jonquil, Shields, Towns and PINS.

This year, the city’s Echo Arena plays host to two new festival additions: the Sound City Expo and the UK Music Student Awards. The Expo features a mixture of live demos, master classes and discussions with performers and speakers and is an event for consumers and music/digital professionals alike.  The Awards, which are in collaboration with Access To Music and will be held on Thursday 17th, is a celebration of new talent within music education and is now in its eighth successive year. Launched by George Martin, the Awards will this year be hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Edith Bowman. For more information please visit:

Festival wristbands are priced at £25, which allows entry to all Liverpool Sound City branded gigs on a first come, first served basis, subject to the venue’s capacity.

For more information on the festival and to buy tickets please visit:

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