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Liverpool Sound City is no longer going ahead this year

29 July 2020, 15:21 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Liverpool Sound City organisers have announced that the 2020 festival and conference has been rescheduled for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Back in March, Liverpool Sound City 2020 was postponed from May until September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Headliners Pale Waves and Friendly Fires were due to perform the September event.

Today (29 July), organisers have confirmed that the rescheduled September dates will no longer be going ahead, and that Liverpool Sound City will return in 2021.

A statement on the festival site reads, "We are very sad to say that Sound City 2020 will not be going ahead this year."

"We have been faced with many challenges over these strange times and have been working hard to find a way for Sound City to go ahead this September," the statement continues. "This is one of the most difficult decisions we have ever had to make and we are heartbroken to have to make it, however with all factors taken into account, we would not be able to deliver Sound City to the level that you, our amazing fans deserve, and we believe it is for the best that we move Sound City to next year where we can work to give everyone an unforgettable festival experience with the very best emerging music."

The statement adds, "We are very sorry to everyone who was excited to party with us in September but please do stay with us as we move to 2021. Sound City is an independent festival and could not continue without your overwhelming support. Our new dates are 30th April - 2nd May 2021."

Organisers have also confirmed that 2020 tickets will still be valid for next year's event.

Liverpool Sound City will return from 30 April - 2 May 2021. Visit to read the full statement.
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