Liverpool Sound City Opens for 2015 Band Applications

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UK’s Biggest City Centre Music Festival invites emerging talent to follow in the footsteps of Jake Bugg, Royal Blood, Ed Sheeran and Bastille

This year Liverpool Sound City smashed attendance records and played host to some of the most influential names in the music industry including John Cale and Thurston Moore and gave a platform to some of the biggest breakthrough artists of the year from Jungle to Royal Blood.

Sound City 2015 (21-24 May) is set to be bigger, bolder and brighter with the promise of some very big headline names, globally renowned speakers and some massive surprises to boot.

With a major focus on nurturing and showcasing new talent, Sound City each year invites emerging bands and artists to take to the stage following an open application process which over the years has ignited the careers of acts such as Jake Bugg, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Grimes, Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Dan Croll, Eliza and the Bear and 100’s more.

In 2014 more than 350 new acts took to the stage during the festival. In preparation for 2015 applications are now live in association with, the event and booking platform for live music professionals designed help artists find better gig opportunities and promoters to find the perfect artist for their event.

Alex Simmonds, Marketing and Ticketing Manager, said: “Emerging talent has always been a massive priority to us and we’ve helped launch the careers of some of the biggest names on the UK scene. The north west has always been a hotbed of talent – lets face it the region has and continues to produce some of the most successful acts in the business – so as a northern festival we are perfectly placed to tap into that incredibly rich vein.”

Applications are not however limited to the UK and are invited invited from all over the world and from all music genres. Applications for 2015 will close on 16 February 2015.

Any band or performer who would like to be part of Liverpool Sound City 2015 should visit and click on the Liverpool Sound City 2015 Band Applications button for full details on how to apply.

Published on 14 October 2014 by Ben Robinson

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