Sound City is one of the UK's leading independent festival and conference. Running over 3 consecutive days and being located in the heart of Liverpool, it showcases new music from established names to local, national and international emerging talent.
It's furthermore the lead festival for Keychange, which is an initiative to achieve a 50:50 gender balance. 
The annual Sound City + business event is a leading independent conference for new music - founded to champion the rich and diverse creative output of the North of England. This includes a weekend full of panels, workshops and InConversations from a wide range of industry professionals – you can check out this year's speakers here.
An overview of all panels can be found here.
End Of The Trail Creative Stage, sponsored by Fear Records & Blaggers Records:
End Of The Trail Creative  is an artist management company with the current roster of Family Jools, Jekyll, The Institutes, Caiine, John Dole, Enjoyable Listens, Polarized Eyes & Sweethearts.
Fear Records are a record label with the aim to support the amazing creative North West community. 
Blaggers Records are an independent record label and driven from a passion to help artists get to the next level.
Festival Lineup
Festival Lineup
EOTT Stage
EOTT Stage
Stage Split Saturday
Stage Split Saturday
Festival Map
Festival Map
Featured Artists
Originally formed in Somerset by twin brothers Ivan & Frazer, the line up was completed in late 2015 after meeting James and Dean at university in Guildford.
They have played extensively around the UK, supporting bands such as: Genghar, The Districts, To Kill A King, Geneva and The Howl & The Hum and gained attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing & Radio X.
After self-releasing 3 singles, China Bears teamed up with Fierce Panda Records for the release of their Debut EP "I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You'".
A string of headline shows in the UK will follow in October.
The band formed in 2018 as a two piece. Luke Duffett and then partner, Jimbo Savage lived in a derelict pub in Greenwich but in a novel attempt to make beer money they’d dress up and busk by the Cutty Sark.
In the months to follow they developed their craft and amassed supporters across London playing venues like The Old Blue Last, The George Tavern, The Windmill, Off The Cuff, Paper Dress, The Social, The Bird’s Nest and Sister Midnight Records.
Last single 'That's Where My Shoes Were' gained plays from Steve Lamacq (Radio 6). They recently got confirmed for SXSW 2022.
This four-piece formed in Coventry in 2018. Sounding somewhere between New Order, The La ‘s and 80's band The Primitives, they bring along a much needed pick me up to these dark days.
Recent singles 'Alleyways' & 'Heal In Time' were championed on BBC Radio 6 by Steve Lamacq. 'All That You'll Ever Know' gained BBC Radio 1 airplay.
The band have signed an LP deal with New Rivals Records in USA and have been signed to UK label 42's Records.
They started playing live in 2019, then releasing music in the pandemic:
'Neverdie' (in Spring 2020 demo), produced by Gavin Monaghan, and got signed by Lancashire independent label Fear Records. This wasflollowed up by singles 'Head In The Clouds' (Autumn 2020), 'Jump Into Heaven'(Spring 2021) and 'Test Of Time'(Summer 2021-with it's love letter to Manchester of a superb video by Blueshift Studios).
Punk teen trio Polarized Eyes are Noah Lonergan (vocals and guitar, formerly known as Katie), Amber Welsh (bass) and Harry Heard (drums). They've been friends since they met at their North London primary school and started making  noise together in 2018.
Brought up on the music of Patti Smith, The Who and The Clash, their sound is influenced by Nirvana, Royal Blood and Idles.
They’ve spent lockdown honing their craft and continuing to write edgy, powerful songs that capture the zeitgeist of Gen Z – from global warming and toxic masculinity to racism and corruption.
London indie rock band Moses is comprised of Matthew McCrilly(drums), Otta Bayley(guitar/BVs), James Creighton(bass) and Victor M. Moses(vocals).
They emerged with a second album recorded during lockdown and are now part of the ever expanding Marshall Amps family.
The Bristol band have already been compared to the likes of The Band, Gram Parsons, The Beatles and the sound of classic Northern Soul and Big Star.
Recent single 'Georgia' has passed 250,000 streams and is still rising. They got media support from Steve Lamacq & Chris Hawkins on BBC Radio 6, as well as many tracks added to Spotify's HOT NEW BANDS, FRESH FINDS & multiple editorial playlists.
The Blackpool four piece consists of Joel Foster (vocals / guitar), Lewis Armistead (bass), Liam Singleton (drums) and Mike Spence (guitar).
Their last 6 releases were championed by Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq & John Kennedy and they are signed to Fierce Panda and were recently taken on by ITB booking agency.
At the forefront of the 90’s resurgence, sweethearts are looking to make an impact on the scene and to continue their radio success into some memorable live shows.
They draw influences from bands like Pavement, Weezer, Teenage Fanclub and Pixies
The bands most recent single 'Communication's Gone' was picked up as BBC Introducing Track of the Week.
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