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.

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."

Liverpool Sound City 2021 takes place in the city from 1-3 October. Visit soundcity.uk.com for more information.