Liverpool Sound City has announced new dates for its 2021 festival after the UK government outlined its COVID-19 recovery roadmap at the start of the week.
The 2021 edition of Liverpool Sound City was originally due to take place between 30 April and 2 May, but today (26 February) organisers have moved this year's festival to 1-3 October following Boris Johnson's COVID-19 recovery roadmap announcement earlier this week.
If infection rates and case numbers continue to decrease over the coming months, Boris Johnson hopes to see the end of all "legal limits on social contact" by 21 June, meaning festivals are gearing up for a potential return in late summer.
The Sound City 2021 lineup includes Rejjie Snow, Red Rum Club, The Murder Capital, Lanterns On The Lake, The Snuts, The Lathums, The Mysterines, Abbie Ozard, Brooke Combe, Miss Tati, Hello Delaware and Isabel Neib, with more acts due to be announced soon.
Sound City 2021 now taking place in October!— Liverpool Sound City (@SoundCity) February 26, 2021
Join us for an unmissable party with headline acts Rejjie Snow & @RedRumClub with 100s more TBA joining the likes of @TheMysterines, @TheLathums, @lanternstalk, @TheSnuts.
Tickets on sale now: https://t.co/SrFNya87KT pic.twitter.com/MzRhBe6MoS
All tickets purchased for the previous May 2021 dates are valid for the new October dates.
Sound City Managing Director Becky Ayres says, "I can’t believe that it’s been nearly two years since the last time we came together at Sound City, and that anticipation to get back to showcasing the best in new music has never been greater. Enjoying amazing new artists in incredible venues is what makes Sound City great, and we’re excited to bring together genre-pushing favourites, thrilling live bands and must-see moments this October. With many more names to be announced, including a special third headliner, finally welcoming everyone back to Sound City is going to be a very special moment. We can’t wait."