Liverpool Sound City Festival: Who is playing and where can I get tickets?

Liverpool Sound City Festival returns for its 15th anniversary weekend with a line-up full of talent, here’s all you need to know about the event.

Liverpool Sound City Festival is set to take place at venues across the city on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May.

A host of names have been announced already, including headliners The Lathums (Saturday) and Self Esteem (Sunday).

The festival came into existence in 2008 and has gone on to promote and cherish some of the best new music around.

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    Sound City has become an essential date in the diary for music fans far and wide to come together and discover the sounds of the future.

    The Lathums will headline Liverpool Sound City

    The festival has been a platform for some of the biggest and brightest names in modern music (from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, The xx, Alt-J and Courtney Barnett to The Wombats, Royal Blood, Catfish & The Bottlemen and many more).


    Continuing to champion and elevate the sounds that’ll come to define the years ahead, Sound City celebrates its 15th Anniversary by doing what it does best. Pointing to the here and now.

    Who is playing at the 2022 festival?

    As well as the two headliners, dozens of other acts have been announced.

    Amongst the latest acts revealed for this year’s festival are Crawlers, Kawala and Brooke Coombe.

    See below for a full line-up poster

    The latest lineup poster as of 1 February


    How can I get tickets?

    Tickets for both days are still available, and are very reasonably priced considering the number of acts they entitle you to see.

    Below are the prices for the festival, note that the price in brackets is the face value of each ticket, without the booking fee.

    Early Bird Weekend Ticket - £43.45 (£39.50)

    Saturday Ticket - £27.50 (£25.00)

    Sunday Ticket - £27.50 (£25.00)


    To buy tickets, visit the festival website.

    There is also the return of the Sound City+ Conference which takes place on 29 April.

    On the conference, a spokesperson for Sound City said:  “The Sound City+ Conference is set to see 100s of industry professionals from around the world head to Liverpool to help set the course of the music industry for the year to come.

    “Giving back and inspiring a new generation, the future of music once again thrives through the streets of Liverpool.

    “In 2022 the Conference once again is co-curated with the team at AIM (Association Of Independent Music), examining the music industry after a transformative 12 months.


    “New for 2022 is the Sound City+ Experts Sessions in partnership with AWAL Academy, a brand new series co-curated with AWAL, the artist services company, in which industry experts share their inside knowledge and advice to help artists develop their careers and navigate the challenges of the music industry.”

    Tickets for the conference are priced at £22 (£20) or £60.50 (£55) for the conference and festival weekend pack.