Sound City launches applications for Sound City Korea + 2019 return to Liverpool

Following a triumphant sold-out return to Liverpool’s city centre for its 2018 edition, Sound City has announced 2019 dates, as well as applications for Sound City Korea.

With a weekend that saw the festival return to its roots in the city, following 3 years in the Docklands area, gracing Liverpool with a host of big names and emerging talent, Sound City’s proved itself once again to be a crucial weekend of discovery and celebration of new music, and has announced it’s return from 3-5 May 2019.

Plus, there’s a chance for artists to apply to showcase at two of South Korea’s most important industry events, MU:CON and Zandari Festival, as part of the Sound City Korea Initiative. Supported by Arts Council England’s International Showcase fund, this is the fourth year that Sound City will take artists to MU:CON and Zandari, providing a gateway into the exciting Korean music market across October 5 – 7. The Sound City Korea initiative invites artists plus a member of their team to apply and includes funding to attend the showcases. Artists should be based in England and include details of their current UK and international activity in their application as well as links to their music. Applications are open until 6pm on July 27:

Becky Ayres, Sound City’s COO, explains: “We had a magical return back to our roots and could not have asked for a better Sound City this year, which was a sell out before we even started. The weather was the final glorious touch for what was a real showcase of what this great city is all about, with the festival embracing its musical heritage and bringing it very much into the now. We are very thankful for the ongoing support from Arts Council England and everyone who helps make Sound City the success it is. We would like to say a huge thanks to everyone, and we are already planning for 2019.”  

Sound City
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th May 2019
Taking place across Baltic Triangle and Cains Brewery, Liverpool
Twitter: @soundcity / Insta:  @liverpoolsoundcity

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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